Theatre for the Very Young

What is Theatre for the Very Young?

  • A professional performance for children ages 05 years old and their grown-ups
  • An artistic experience that overcomes age and developmental barriers, language, and developmental barriers, expanding the consciousness of very young audience members and integrating bi-lingual elements into each show.
  • A way for focus and creative thinking to be nurtured, or even discovered for the first time!
  • A cultural experience for the very young on their own terms
  • An inventive approach to making quality art experiences
  • A fun and inspiring experience for both children and their parents

"Theatre for the Very Young engages both parents and their pre-school children in creative experiences. The fourth wall is dissolved as young ones willingly become a part of the experience."

—Rosemary Newcott, director

 

TVY season tickets are on sale now

Information about individual shows can be found on the shows' respective pages linked below. Season tickets begin at $20 for two shows along with great benefits. TVY season ticket holders receive 15% off additional tickets to all Alliance Theatre productions, 10% off acting classes, and $5 off return tickets to TVY performances during the season.

Season tickets are free for children 0–5 years old with a paid adult admission.

TVY season ticket packages are available with two, three, or all four productions.

Buy your season tickets »

 

All performances of Theatre for the Very Young are presented in the Black Box Theatre on the 3rd floor of the Woodruff Memorial Arts Building.

For on-campus directions and fun guideclick here.

For a campus map, click here.

For more information, contact Olivia Aston at 404.733.4702 or olivia.aston@woodruffcenter.org.

 

 

Support for this program is provided by the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation.

Theatre for the Very Young for children 0–5 years old

Sat, Jun 6 to Sun, Sep 6

An "underwater" playscape designed for children 0–2 years old. Join us for this one-of-a-kind experience as you and your toddler meet some friendly sea creatures, explore the textures of the coral reef, and discover the fun and adventure that awaits you under the sea. Interact with original music, join a playful school of fish, and come splash with us this summer. This safe, interactive, and creative environment will engage all of the senses and introduce babies to the joy of theatre and the wonder of the ocean.

Wed, Oct 21 to Sun, Nov 15

Based on Mo Willems’s beloved CAT the CAT series, this play explores the often terrifying experience of making a new friend. Using the rhyming and simple language of the books, this theatrical experience will invite our young audience to identify Cat the Cat’s parade of animal friends, mimic their animal sounds, and even learn a new language! When Cat the Cat meets a newcomer on the scene, the audience shares in the nerves and the joy of the experience, and ultimately makes a room full of new friends themselves. Come play the play with Cat the Cat!

Tue, Jan 12 to Sun, Feb 14

Near a majestic mountain in a vast jungle with many mango trees, it has not rained for weeks and weeks. The village well and pond are dry. Monkey and his friends look everywhere for water, but they have no luck. And then Monkey remembers a story his mama used to tell him, a story about how peacocks can make it rain by dancing. Join Monkey on his journey and together, we can discover if this magical story is true. Filled with traditional Indian music and dancing, this charming retelling of a classic Indian folktale promises to engage the senses and inspire the imagination.

Tue, Mar 8 to Sun, Apr 3

An interactive adventure based on a famous Mexican folktale about a time when El Sol, (the Sun), disappeared from the sky. Young ones and their caregivers will help the tenacious Lizard find the sleepy El Sol and finally coax him out of his hiding place. Colorful puppets and bright Mexican inspired music and dance will lead everyone along in this tropical tale that promises to culminate in a grand festival to celebrate sunshine and friendship and all the joy that life can bring!

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The Woodruff Arts Center announced today that it has a received a $6.6 million grant to support ‘Art From The Start’, a new program designed to provide families and students greater access to the Arts Center’s art and arts education work.

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