Your gift to Oregon Children's Theatre changes lives through our work on stage, in the classroom, and in the community.
This new program links literacy to live theater by providing students from low-income schools with a free theater ticket and a companion book to take home and keep.
Thousands of teachers and schoolchildren receive free or discounted tickets each year to attend daytime performances.
We offer workshops, residencies, and performances that encourage literacy, teach public speaking, inspire healthy choices, and excite children about learning.
Young people ages 3 to 18 participate in a variety of classes that inspire confidence, creativity, and collaboration.
Middle school students explore complex topics by writing original plays.
Free resource guides help connect field trips to our performances, and professional development opportunities encourage teachers to integrate the arts into classroom activities.
Motivated youth receive scholarships to participate in a year-long program of theater apprenticeships, master classes, goal-setting sessions, and mentoring resources.
Every year OCT creates and premiers new scripts for the stage adapted from great children's books. Scripts developed by OCT have been produced 250 times internationally.
OCT offers unique, no-cost programs and performances to our community partners serving low-income youth such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Friends of the Children, Boys & Girls Clubs, and St. Mary's Home for Boys.
Be a hero today, and help us TRANSFORM LIVES THROUGH THEATER.