STAGE1 is Roanoke Children’s Theatre’s preschool outreach program designed for preschoolers ages 3 to 6 years old. These programs are held at preschools, daycares, and homeschool co-ops (less travel time for you). STAGE1 promotes a love for the performing arts and nurtures creative energy while guiding students in the exploration and appreciation of the arts. Children will have opportunities to engage their mind, body, and imagination, and nurturing their natural creativities.

STAGE1 Classes

Cost: $6 per student, per visit.

TeddyBear Theatre!

Any child that enjoys puppets, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and stories will LOVE this class! TeddyBear Theatre introduces the world of dramatic play through theater games, character work, pantomime and storytelling that encourage speech and motor development, and promote social skills through creative interaction.

Broadway Babies

Children will explore musical theater through music, movement and storytelling with an emphasis on physical coordination, dance and singing. Students will act out a new musical and then learn a Broadway song and dance to compliment the story!

STAGE1 Instructors

RCT teaching artists are hired, screened and trained by Roanoke Children’s Theatre. Many hold advanced degrees and certifications, and are performers themselves. For more information about STAGE1 Pre-School Programming, or to schedule a visit to your or your child’s preschool,daycare or co-op, contact our Director of Education at:

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Stage1 Treehouse and Girl

Milestones Covered

  • Confidence
  • Spacial Relationships
  • Arts appreciation
  • Cooperation
  • Social skills
  • Imagination
  • Voice
  • Creative Movement
  • Music

STAGE1 Materials

STAGE1 Flyer

Click to download.

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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