Nashville August 16, 2019
Most People Don’t Know The Oldest Operating Children’s Theater Is Right Here In Nashville
The Nashville Children’s Theatre isn’t the oldest building in the city, but it definitely is the oldest continuously operating children’s theatre in the nation and that’s a pretty incredible legacy. This professional, non-profit theater is completely dedicated to the children and families of Music City, making it an incredible addition to a city that subsists on the grand beauty of art.
Nashville's Children's Theatre is the oldest continually operating professional children's theater company in the entire United States, affiliated with the Actors' Equity Association and formally supporting youth in the arts in Tennessee.
Originally established by the Junior League of Nashville in 1931, it has since blossomed into a beautiful community that has performed everywhere from the Belcourt to Belmont. TIME Magazine has even recognized it as one of the top children's theatres in the country.
The first ever production by the NCT was, "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp," a beginning that has since grown into a fully-fledged space and series of annual performances.
The building itself was renovated in the mid-2000s, officially opening to grand fanfare in late 2007. Now, the top notch auditorium and stage production facilities give new life to artistic students all year 'round.
You'll find everything from Tuck Everlasting to Ghost, from To Kill a Mockingbird to Dragons Love Tacos performed on this hallowed stage. This is where kids come to dream, where they come to expand their talents, where they come to learn.
Make sure to check out the event calendar for the NCT as well as the opportunities available for auditions and involvement.
Make sure you check out this incredible local theatre yourself! Who knows...? Maybe your little ones will be inspired to take part in the fun. Make sure to check out their event calendar via the link below to learn more about how and when to attend a performance.
Address: 25 Middleton Street, Nashville, TN 37210
You can learn more about the Nashville Children’s Theatre by way of
their official website or Facebook page.