The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCTC), the country’s oldest theater for young audiences, is excited to announce a new destination for theater education and expansion of its reach into the community.
Their new facility at 4015 Red Bank Road in Hyde Park will offer more space for drama, vocal music and dance-specific studios for the ever-growing performing arts classes offered by TCTC. A small 150-seat performance space will also be a key component, along with a costume shop and expanded rehearsal space for both MainStage productions as well as ArtReach touring shows. The company’s administrative offices will be housed in the new facility as well. Important to note: The Children’s Theatre’s four professional, Broadway-style MainStage productions will continue to be performed in the historic Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati.
Construction began in June with a December 2015 move-in date scheduled. Our first session of classes begins in January 2016.
This exciting growth opportunity cements The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s commitment to leadership in arts education. Expanding classes is a logical extension of The Children’s Theatre brand. A new facility allows TCTC to meet demand, grow the class schedule and create additional variety. It also supports engaging in the evolution of future performing arts performers and patrons beyond our current scope.
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Kim Deaton, Managing Director and CEO, further explains, “We will be able to offer young performers a natural path in performing arts instruction beginning with classes at age three, transitioning to our stARTs and STAR Programs, with an end goal of auditioning for professional theater productions not only at The Children’s Theatre, but throughout the Tri-state region and nationally as well. While growing a child’s skill in performing arts, we look always to further develop the child as a whole as well. For example, a child becomes a better speaker by taking one of our acting classes, which increases their self-esteem, allowing them to become a leader in another field. On the patron side, the current average age of children in attendance for our MainStage shows is seven years-old. A new theatrical facility gives us the opportunity to program for new audiences, including preschoolers as well as middle and high school students. Thus, we begin the creation of future arts patrons in Cincinnati at an even earlier age, and extend their engagement through high school.”