As part of our educational outreach mission, RCT offers SOL-compliant touring performances as a theatre enrichment option for schools/groups/community centers in our region. These programs offer talk back sessions featuring RCT’s professional actors/educators, community experts, and resource materials. Performances can be booked individually or at two per day.

Call 540-400-7795 or email info@roanokechildrenstheatre.org

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Performance Fees*

  • School/Community Tours
  • $700
  • Summer Mini Tour
  • $300

*Transportation or lodging fees may apply.

Facility Requirements

  • 15’x15’ cleared performance area
  • 12’ height clearance
  • Electrical Outlets


RCT generally tours outside of a 60 mile radius of Roanoke and its environs, including the New River Valley and the Alleghany Highlands, Charlottesville, and areas north; exceptions can be made.

Please contact our office at 540-400-7795 to discuss your unique situation.

Special thanks to

The Taubman Foundation


Berglund Ford Pontiac Mazda

(Salem, VA)

for keeping our wheels in motion!



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Middle & High School Tours February 13-17, 2017

By Samantha Macher

Amelia is a high school junior who seems to have it all: great friends, a cute boyfriend, and a bright future ahead of her. But one night she is faced with a life-changing decision that could throw her off track for good. Her two futures converge in this new one-act play. Find out which path she chooses to walk at Roanoke Children's Theatre.

Recommended for 8-12th Grades, Colleges & Community Centers

RCT4TEENS Launched in 2009, RCT4TEENS is a proven expanded arts education program offered annually that focuses on relevant and challenging issues youth face. Each RCT4TEENS performance is accompanied by youth education and outreach workshops that connect our youth to agency health professionals addressing the issues at hand in talkback sessions; teacher SOL-compliant study guides supplying activities for pre and post show classroom time; and take-away community resource materials that give young people the tools they need to reach out when in crisis.

Evaluations conducted in 2011—2014 proved significant statistical change in behavior and perception of risk for young people participating in RCT4TEENS; our past project efforts have been recognized by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, MADD and by Roanoke City Public Schools. RCT has created collaborative project partnerships with PCRC, RAYSAC, Roanoke City and County Public Schools, Family Service of Roanoke Valley, Carilion Clinic, Lewis Gale Medical Center, Roanoke City Police Department, Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley, and local health professionals.

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Elephant & Piggie's

We Are In A Play!

Elementary Tours May 9-31, 2016*

*Must be 60 miles outside of Roanoke.

Library & Community Centers June 1-July 2, 2016

Based on the books by Mo Willems

Script & Lyrics by Mo Willems & Deborah Wicks La Puma

A singing elephant? A dancing pig? That can only mean one thing! Mo Willems’ beloved and award-winning children’s books, Elephant and Piggie, are coming to the stage! In this brand new vaudevillian romp of a musical, Elephant and Piggie explore the importance of friendship. Children and adults alike will be dancing in their seats as this musical experience has them doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” all night long.

Recommended for K-5th grade, libraries, community centers and performance booking venues

Student Matinees

Student Matinee's are hosted at our home at the Dumas Center for the Arts in Roanoke, VA. Come see this book brought to life on our professional stage!

Dates Available: 10:00AM on MAY 4 & 5, 2017

Elementary Tours (Full Show)

Is your school or venue outside a 60 mile radius of Roanoke? Good News: Elephant & Piggie's We Are In A Play is going on tour!

Dates Available: MAY 9-31, 2017

Mini-Tour! (30 Minute Version)

This version of our popular show is perfect for community centers, daycares, camps, and libraries!

Dates Available: JUNE 1 - JULY 2, 2017

RCT's Join Our Play! - NEW!

RCT's Join The Play program provides a unique opportunity for young people in your community to join our cast of professional actors and be in a production of Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In A Play! In one week young performers will audition, join our cast, rehearse a show and finally perform in RCT's professional production in your community.

Call 540-400-7795 for more information.

RCT’s READ IT! SEE IT! Programming RCT is committed to childhood literacy, bringing books to life and encouraging literacy development. RCT’s READ IT! SEE IT! series is designed to meet the need reflected in local school report card data. According to the Virginia Department of Education, over the last three years from 2008-20011, on average 10% of third grade students in Roanoke County and 23% of third graders in Roanoke City have failed reading proficiency exams. The impact which theatre can create in enriching the literacy skills of children is noted by Indiana University’s Eric Digest, Using Drama and Theatre to Promote Literacy Development (Dec 2003): “Dramatic activities are crucial to early literacy development as researchers have discovered that the mental requirements for understanding drama are similar to those for reading.“

RCT has built five years of successful programming to spark a love of reading—and is a Star City Reads team member, is endorsed by Roanoke City Schools, is a Scholastic Literacy Partner, and works extensively with regional libraries to encourage summer reading programming.

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MAIN OFFICE: 540-400-7795

BOX OFFICE: 540-345-2550

E-MAIL: info@roanokechildrenstheatre.org

LOCATION: The Jefferson Center

541 Luck Ave SW

Roanoke, VA 24016

MAILING: P.O. Box 4392

Roanoke, VA 24015

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