What We Offer

Our programs help educators inspire the next generation of scientists, artists, innovators and pioneers by providing FREE theatrical performances and educational content to schools across the country. Covering a wide range of valuable educational subjects, our free programs may include livestream events, live in-school performances, digital games and activities, printed student playbooks and graphic novels, and other interactive resources. We're able to offer everything for FREE thanks to the support of our sponsors, who want to make a difference in their communities by supporting educational outreach to K-12 students.

In-School Live Theatre Performances

Our professional actor-educators visit schools with live assemblies, creating a safe, memorable and collective experience.

Online Shows

Livestream events and on-demand recordings allow us to deliver educational programs remotely.

Supplemental Classroom Activities

Printed student playbooks and graphic novels, digital games and activities, and interactive classroom games reinforce learning from the theatrical performance.

Who We Are

We believe in the power of live educational theatre. Why? Since The National Theatre for Children launched in 1978, more than 30 million students have enjoyed our shows and learned how to make a positive difference in their lives and communities. By teaching, entertaining and inspiring younger generations, we strive to connect people and work toward a brighter future.

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Book a FREE Theatre Program for Your School

All of NTC’s programs are completely free thanks to the generous support of sponsors who fund our programming.

What Educators Say About Us

“Always an excellent and informative production about material that will help students in their lives. The entertainers are very professional and good at what they do.”

Cathy Bobier

6th Grade Teacher, Akron-Westfield Middle School, Akron, IA

“I was very pleased with the performance. The actors engaged the kids and kept their attention during the entire show. I would recommend this program to any school!”

Hendrik Wolfert

5th Grade Teacher, Pymatuning Valley Middle School, Andover OH

“The actors were great! Loved the puns that went over the kids’ heads, but the teachers got. Well worth our time out of the classroom.”

Robin Bessenger

4th Grade Teacher, Carver Elementary School, Florence, SC

“The actors were fantastic! The program was age appropriate, and paced exactly right to engage our students. Great work!”

Nicholas Bungard

Principal, KIPP W. Philadelphia CS, Philadelphia, PA

“Every year, this is the highlight of all the assemblies!”

Mike Craddock

3rd Grade Teacher, John Foster Dulles Elementary School, La Miranda, CA

“That was the best assembly we’ve had in my 12 years at Greenbrae Elementary. The Harlem Globetrotters were a close second.”

Mike Byrnes

5th Grade Teacher, Greenbrae STEM Focus School, Sparks, NV

“I loved the show. The energy was amazing, and the actors were humorous, yet educational. The children laughed and smiled. Thank you so much for your love to teach.”

Michelle Anthony

Counselor, The Academy Elementary School, Hempstead, NY

Over 40 Years of Experience

Take a look at the impacts we’ve had since we launched in 1978:


Years of Educating

500,000 +

Schools Visited

7 Million +

Students Reached

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