Today we want to share some information about an organization we are proud to support at Time Timer: The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati has been around for over 100 years. For those many years they have been educating and entertaining audiences and students all over the city of Cincinnati, Ohio (and now the country thanks to virtual options!).
The History of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
The beginning of the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati started back in 1919 with Helen Schuster-Martin in the Schuster Martin School of Drama. Helen was a member of the Junior League of Cincinnati and launched The Junior League Players to share her passion and expertise of live theatre as entertainment for children. Helen directed their first production in the early 1920s. From the original idea of The Junior League Players, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati launched as an independent nonprofit organization in 1947. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati and the Junior League of Cincinnati have continued to maintain a close partnership with each other over the past 100 years.
The mission of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is,
“To educate, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.”
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati on Tour
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati offers many different programs within their organization. The program Time Timer works to support is The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati on Tour.
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati on Tour (TCT on Tour) brings an opportunity for children from diverse backgrounds to not only experience professional theatre, but to explore, discuss and engage with the tough topics (and some fun ones) that will help them become the people who bring more kindness and respect into this world. Children are our future and TCT on Tour is one way that we are investing in helping educators and families have the hard conversations that will empower the next generation.
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati MainStage Performances
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati MainStage offers performances at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, OH. They are family-friendly professional productions. They offer performances during the week for school audiences to attend as well as weekend performances for the public! This program is a great first opportunity to expose a child to the wonderful world of live theatre. You can view on their website what performances they offer and how to purchase tickets.
Don’t live in the Cincinnati, OH area? The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati offer virtual shows as well! You can explore what options they offer on their website here.
Sharing the Magic of Live Theatre with Many
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati offers many programs such as in the classroom or over the summer in camp form. They offer students the opportunity to express themselves while learning about all the elements of live theatre.
They also offer sensory friendly performances for children of all ages and abilities. They bring live theatre to every child that is excited and interested in it.
To learn more about all the programs The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati has to offer, visit their website at https://thechildrenstheatre.com/
Resources for Teachers
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati offers many resources for educators. If you are interested in learning more about TCT and accessing the resources they offer, you can find them HERE.
Time Timer is proud to support this incredible and inclusive organization bringing live theatre to children of all ages and abilities!