Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young

"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

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, developmental barriers, and language, while expanding the consciousness of very young audience members.
  • 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

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


2023/24 Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young Package

For families with children under 5, this package includes three productions in the Selig Family Blackbox Theatre.

$40 per adult; $20 per child, ages 6-17; and children 5 and under are free. For field trips, group sales, and touring information, email

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Show art depicting a white piece of paper with black doodles drawn all over and OODLES OF DOODLES written in marker.

Oodles of Doodles

Selig Family Black Box Theatre
SEP 27 – OCT 28, 2023

Filled with live music, movement, imaginative drawings, and engaging storytelling, Oodles of Doodles is the perfect show for early learners learning to express themselves. 

A red door against a blue background.  The title KNOCK, KNOCK appears in the center of a wreath.

Knock, Knock

Selig Family Black Box Theatre
NOV 10 – DEC 23, 2023

Join us on a floor-to-floor adventure, meeting and celebrating with a variety of friends who all call The Apartment Building home. Surprises hide behind each door — all you need to do is (Knock, Knock)

Show art depicting an illustrated red cardinal in its nest with a blue and green background. The title THE CURIOUS CARDINAL appears in front of the bird’s nest.

The Curious Cardinal

Selig Family Black Box Theatre
MAR 8 – APR 27, 2023

Join our cardinal as he bickers with the blue jays in spring, outwits the mischievous squirrels in summer, and bids a fond farewell to the friendly otters in the fall. 



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