Oregon Children’s Theatre
For nearly three decades, Oregon Children’s Theatre has been creating extraordinary theater for young audiences. We bring great stories to life on stage, with productions distinguished by their professional polish and awe-inspiring staging. For many children, attending an OCT production is their first experience with professional performing arts. Our work is grounded in the belief that theater and storytelling can educate, inspire, empower, and entertain in remarkable ways. Each season, we reach more than 120,000 children and families through:
- Unforgettable theater productions that delight and inspire families and school groups.
- Acting Academy programs that teach the craft of theater while fostering life skills.
- Dynamic performances, classes, workshops, and residencies in schools and in the community that use theater and storytelling to teach and inspire.
OCT’s mission and vision compel us to serve not only as a valued arts organization, but as a change agent advancing social justice in our community. We recognize the urgent need to address inequities on an institutional level, and we embrace our responsibility to mitigate real and perceived barriers to participation. Reaching out and engaging with all parts of our community will lead to a fuller understanding of the cultures that surround us, and provide us with insight into how we tell meaningful and relevant stories. That’s how we build trust and credibility, build audiences, provide positive impacts on children, remain sustainable and relevant, and help grow the spirit and soul of OCT.