Our Featured Stories

Once Upon A Time in 3017...

New York City Children's Theater reached out to some of the best writers we know to create stories for our website based on the prompt: "Once Upon a Time in 3017". Read our next guest post written by Sophia!

Once Upon A Time in 3017...

New York City Children's Theater reached out to some of the best writers we know to create stories for our website based on the prompt: "Once Upon a Time in 3017". Read our next guest post written by Angelie!

Once Upon A Time in 3017...

New York City Children's Theater reached out to some of the best writers we know to create stories for our website based on the prompt: "Once Upon a Time in 3017". Read our first guest post of the season, courtesy of Emily, age 13!
Jake Robertson of Please Bring Balloons

Meet Jake Robertson

Jake Robertson lived in the Arctic Circle for two months & would love to go back in time! Learn more about Jake, our Polar Bear in Please Bring Balloons!
Alice's Story

5 Great Articles to Read about Arts-in-Education

Arts-in-Education is vital to children in school. Read these five great articles to discover why.
Education Programs Classroom

Students React to Literature at Play!

The best part of a Literature at Play residency? The feedback we receive from students when the residency is over! Read our 2016-17 school year feedback!
New York City Children's Theater 2016-17 Season

2016-17 Season Feedback

Our favorite part of any production? Hearing what you have to say! Take a look at some of the great feedback we received during our 2016-17 Season!
Literature at Play Workshop

5 Benefits of Arts-in-Education

Arts-in-Education programs provide students with skills that will last them a lifetime, including these five incredibly important arts education benefits.

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What the Press is Saying

Interstellar Cinderella

Thanks for the Mention, Playbill!

Lots of thanks to Playbill for sharing the wonderful news that Laurie Berkner has written the music and lyrics for our new musical INTERSTELLAR CINDERELLA! Read More...

Best Family Theater in NYC this Fall!

Who has two of the best family theater shows coming to NYC this fall? We do! PLEASE BRING BALLOONS and INTERSTELLAR CINDERELLA have been included on Mommy Poppins' list of Best Family Theater in NYC this fall! Read More...
Mommy Poppins on Please Bring Balloons: "Full of Magic and Imagination"

Mommy Poppins on Please Bring Balloons: "Full of Magic and Imagination"

"It's a sweet, magical adventure filled with animals, balloons, music, and twinkling lights–and easily my 4-year-old's favorite show in the last year." - Mommy Poppins
"It helps kids see what is great about poetry!" - Says Me Says Mom

"It helps kids see what is great about poetry!" - Says Me Says Mom

"The great thing about the show is that it takes the children in the audience on the same journey as the boy in the book. It helps them to see what is great about poetry and inspires them to write poems of their own." - Says Me Says Mom
Love That Dog: "Entertaining and Poignant" - Mommy Poppins

Love That Dog: "Entertaining and Poignant" - Mommy Poppins

"New York City Children's Theater's latest production for school-age kids is a one-actor play that manages to be both entertaining and poignant." - Mommy Poppins
"We think you'll Love That Play!" - KidsNewsNYC

"We think you'll Love That Play!" - KidsNewsNYC

"We think you’ll “love that play” and also you will learn that even if you think you don’t, you really do have a lot to say!" - KidsNewsNYC
Mocha Mommy on Please Bring Balloons: "Absolutely Delightful"

Mocha Mommy on Please Bring Balloons: "Absolutely Delightful"

"Please Bring Balloons was absolutely delightful and I found myself getting lost in the magic of seeing this story come to life through my daughters eyes." - Mocha Mommy
Please Bring Balloons

Please Bring Balloons is on Mommy Poppin's February GoList!

Please Bring Balloons is on Mommy Poppin's February GoList!

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What Our Audiences are Saying

Please Bring Balloons

We really were on the North Pole!

"Your charming actors and talented crew once again harnessed our children's imaginations. We really were on the North Pole!"
Please Bring Balloons

Lively and interactive!

"The production was a very sweet story of a young girl going on adventures with her friend, a polar bear. The performance was lively and interactive."
Mocha Mommy on Please Bring Balloons: "Absolutely Delightful"

A perfect introduction to theatre for young toddlers!

"A perfect introduction to theatre for young toddlers. We were shocked how much recall and understanding she had of the show in discussion on our way home."
Mommy Poppins on Please Bring Balloons: "Full of Magic and Imagination"

Please Bring Balloons is dreamy and wonderful!

"Fantastic experience, particularly for younger kids! My child was engaged the entire time and wanted to return immediately. It's dreamy and wonderful!"
Education Programs Two Girls Leaving Class

It Was A Great Experience For The Kids

"It was a great experience for the kids to not just to be exposed to literature but see how a book could be put into action, into a performance."
Education Programs Two Girls in Class

This Program Helped Our Kids Work Together!

"Being part of this program helped our kids learn to work together, which is something they have had trouble with."
Education Programs Two Girls Acting

The Project Used Their Voice and Ideas

"This is a different approach to storytelling that is fun. The project used their voice and ideas.  That meant a lot to them and got them engaged."
Education Programs Classroom

I've Been Doing the Theatre Games with the Students!

"I have been doing the some of the theatre games with the students and have noticed an improvement in reading comprehension when I do this."

Read more Audience Raves about New York City Children’s Theater