Get To Know NCT

Professional theatre company. Education destination. Family-friendly attraction. Performing arts institution. Historic Nashville landmark. NCT is all this and more!

Nashville Children's Teathre building
Community program for kids

Our Mission

Nashville Children's Theatre creates artistic experiences for everyone.

Theatre can change the world, one audience at a time. Our performances help kids process real-world situations and build a foundation of empathy for their relationships and actions, now and in the future. And that means a better, kinder world for everyone.

Community Stats

33%

Scholarshipped students

One third of youth participants receive scholarships or financial aid

#2

In attendance

NCT is the second-highest attended cultural intitution in Nashville (Nashville Business Journal)

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Top 5

NCT was named as one of the “Top Five Theatres for Young Audiences in the US” (TIME Magazine)

Peek Behind The Curtain

Our leadership and staff create the magic behind both our mission and our productions.

Get to know the folks who make it happen!

90+ Years Young

Did you know NCT is the oldest children’s theatre in the country? We’ve been bringing professional theatre to young audiences for nearly a century, and we’ve collected some great stories along the way.

Our Values

We believe in the following enduring values:

Quality

Our professional theatre company is uniquely equipped to bring high-caliber productions to young people.

Inclusivity & Cultural Literacy

We welcome audiences of all races, backgrounds, genders, and sexual identities and believe that representation is essential to healthy development.

Equity

We are committed to ensuring that ALL Nashville area kids have access to transformative theatre arts experiences as a part of their healthy cultural and social-emotional development.

Optimism

We maintain a positive, hopeful, mindset and strive to deliver joy to every person we serve.

Quality

Our professional theatre company is uniquely equipped to bring high-caliber productions to young people.

Optimism

We maintain a positive, hopeful, mindset and strive to deliver joy to every person we serve.

Equity

We are committed to ensuring that ALL Nashville area kids have access to transformative theatre arts experiences as a part of their healthy cultural and social-emotional development.

Inclusivity & Cultural Literacy

We welcome audiences of all races, backgrounds, genders, and sexual identities and believe that representation is essential to healthy development.

Performers on stage during show

NCT Needs You!

We rely on partner and community support to dream up and deliver high-quality, thoughtful family theatre experiences. Can we count you in?

Up Next At NCT

Check out our upcoming productions and events

April 6 – May 19, 2024

Ages: All ages

The beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo comes to life on stage, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Frozen).

March 9–June 30, 2024

Ages: 0-5

The Flopsy Bunnies have disappeared! But have no fear, Mama Bunny is in pursuit.

Jan 27 – Feb 25, 2024

Ages: All Ages

Life is SWEET in this pop music fairy tale frolic. A remix of the classic gingerbread man story for a whole new generation.
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