Roanoke Children’s Theatre: Professional Theatre for Young Audiences is the valley’s only professional theatre designed just for children. RCT’s mission is to provide high quality theatre education and entertainment for kids, their schools and their families with year-round productions and programming. RCT produces four targeted literary or issue-based productions per year. We employ professional theatre staff, professional adult actors, and professional theatre educators and designers, who then team with local youth and talent to create a unique mentoring opportunity that benefits the entire community. Since opening in 2008, RCT’s productions, educational outreach programming and theatre education classes have served more than 85,000.
We believe that Skills for Theatre are Skills for Life. In our increasingly insular technological world, we help our youth develop the creative critical thinking and essential interpersonal and public confidence-building tools that will ensure success in the 21st century workplace. We believe that theatre as a collaborative art form provides inherent educational benefits that all children should experience. We believe in the professional mentoring that can only be obtained by working with professional artists and educators to maintain the highest of artistic standards. And we believe in bringing all this to life at RCT.Back to Top