The History of The National Theatre for Children

We believe in the power of live educational theatre. Why? Since 1978, The National Theatre for Children has delivered free programs into schools across the country in order to teach, entertain and inspire future generations to make our world an even better place — and it has worked. Since our first tour, more than 30 million children have attended our shows. Over the years, we have expanded our offerings to include not only live performances but other features such as digital games and activities, educational graphic novels, workbooks and teacher guides, as well as specialized classroom visits. Each program is customized to be the perfect fit for the message of the program’s sponsor, whether the topic is conservation, STEM, digital citizenship, health and fitness, financial literacy, or whichever subject is timely, valuable and meaningful.

NTC Values

We believe in:

  • Doing things beneficial to all concerned
  • Telling the truth
  • Being fair
  • Doing top quality work
  • Long term relationships