Pat Wilhelms, Artistic Director

Pat Wilhelms, Artistic Director


Welcome to Roanoke Children’s Theatre, professional theatre for young audiences!

Roanoke Children's Theatre is excited to announce another fantastical year of plays and musicals with top-notch stories, creative costumes, dazzling sets, theatrical tricks, mesmerizing actors and talented youth that all work hard together to take our audiences on a magical adventure. But this year, it will be even more magical because we are now located at the Jefferson Center. We are so excited to be in residence at one of the premier performance venues in Southwest Virginia. RCT will be able to provide a bigger and better experience at the Jefferson Center, with state of the art lighting, updated sound system, a gorgeous full size stage, and luxury audience seating. You will be transported this season in more ways than one! RCT will be able to offer you a wonderful experience from beginning to end.

Our productions are still literary based, with lessons to learn and discussions to be inspired. THE BFG in September, is a classic story and a fantasy, and an adventure about the unlikely friendship of a giant and a 10 year old girl. Using lots of humor and made up words, puppets and masks, audiences are transported to a magical land of Giants. December is about laughter, and music, and big production values that make coming to SEUSSICAL, the Musical fun for the whole family. Familiar characters from almost every Dr. Seuss book come together (even the Grinch) for a colorful, rhyming, foot stomping musical. In February we will present our annual RCT4TEENS production. This time Samantha Macher is creating an original play about the complications and consequences of teen pregnancy, called BABIES.

Mo Willems is a super star of the younger set. So we are producing the regional premier of Elephant & Piggie's We Are In A Play, based on his popular book series. It's a laugh riot, with catchy songs and a whole lot of imagination and fun at work. Don't miss this one.

As always, we provide acting, singing, and dancing lessons all year round in our academy studios, now located next door to the Jefferson Center, at the Calvary Church. It is a beautiful training theatre that will help young actors’ skills blossom with our experienced and highly professional theatre staff. We also offer School's Out Camps that make a day off from school really fun! We even offer a full week, all day Spring Break camp resulting in a huge public performance at the end of the week! More information will be posted on Facebook and our website.

Thank you for your continued support. We are bigger and better than ever this season, now at the Jefferson Center! And it's all because of you!

With gratitude,

Pat Wilhelms

Artistic Director

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MAIN OFFICE: 540-400-7795

BOX OFFICE: 540-345-2550


LOCATION: The Jefferson Center

541 Luck Ave SW

Roanoke, VA 24016

MAILING: P.O. Box 4392

Roanoke, VA 24015

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