This year, skip the “things” that will quickly be forgotten — and instead give a gift that will last all year! The gift of live theatre is amazing. And here in Cincinnati, there’s no better gift for little patrons than the gift of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.
A trip to the theater with family and friends creates memories that last a lifetime. Here’s our Guide to Theatre Gift Giving for Tiny Thespians:
Holiday Shows & Events
Saturday, Nov. 30 at 2 pm and 5 pm and Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2 pm at the Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage, 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227
It’s Charles Dickens’ famous holiday classic with an amazing twist…one actor plays all the roles! In this story, adapted by Damian Gillan, you’ll experience all your favorite characters from “A Christmas Carol” in this imaginative and magical re-telling of the powerful holiday tale of hope and compassion. Ideal for children ages 5-12.
Dec. 21 at 2 pm and 5 pm & Dec. 22 at 2 pm on the Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage, 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227
Behind every great Man-in-Red, is a great Woman-in-Red! She’s making a list and checking it twice! When the holiday is threatened by a severe outbreak of the North Pole Pox two days before Christmas, and Santa himself is quarantined, it’s Mrs. Claus to the rescue! With traditional carols and a world-premiere script (commissioned by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati), this holiday musical is about leadership, goodwill and teamwork.
Dec. 7-15 at The Taft Theatre, 317 East 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Back by popular demand, bring your family and celebrate the season with our live rendition of your favorite holiday TV special! Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays get you down. Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang are here to remind us about what’s most important during the Yuletide season. Look for a local news anchor playing the role of a precocious pup. Don’t forget to snap a ‘selfie’ with Santa while you’re there!
TCT 2019-20 Main Stage shows
Single tickets for the rest of TCT’s milestone 2019-20 season are still available, and include Annie Jr. (Feb. 29-March 8) and Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (April 25-May 3). This season’s shows are all about the power of kids, will surely inspire and entertain audiences both young and old… so get your tickets today!
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati offer Gift Certificates for classes — the winter session begins in February. Gift Certificates are available by contacting TCT Academy.
With your tickets in hand… here are some fun ways to spice up your gift:
For $10 or Less… add a Book!
- Most paperback books run $10 or less on Amazon or at the store. Use TCT’s Tickets card as a bookmark and read the story to prepare for the show!
- Pro-Tip: TCT has bookmarks for every show available for free!
For $15… add a movie or music!
For $20+… add something to help prep for classes
- TCT Academy Stage Makeup classes require a Ben Nye makeup kit anyway, so get it early and give them a chance to practice beforehand!
- TCT Academy Dance classes require appropriate footwear. Grab some to wrap with the gift certificate to get the prima ballerina ready for the first day of class!