The Children’s Theatre of Charleston is a theatre dedicated to enriching the lives of children and families through live theatre and arts education. Every season, the theatre performs a series of shows for the general public and for audiences of school children and groups, who take a break in their day to experience the magic of live theatre. The Children’s Theatre is prided on giving children and families the opportunity to share in the total theatre experience.
From its beginnings in 1932 as a product of Miss Sara Spencer’s drama class showing several full length and one-act shows, the theatre has always received a great deal of support. In 1945, the theatre’s group became incorporated and was chartered with the state of West Virginia and named the Children’s Theatre of Charleston. Years later in 1961, Governor W.W. Barron designated the Children’s Theatre of Charleston as The Official West Virginia Children’s Theatre. Since then thousands of children and adults have participated in Children's Theatre Productions to bring alive shows like Robin Hood, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Wizard of Oz.
Accompany the whole family down to 1007 Bigley Ave. to experience this year’s shows which include, The Hobbit, Peter Pan, and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Tickets run from $12 for adults and $10 dollars for students. Ticket sales serve as the main income to keep the theatre running, so donations are greatly appreciated by those involved.