Your students can grow here - creatively, emotionally, and intellectually.
For over eight decades, Nashville Children's Theatre has been the place where students of all backgrounds come together to share experiences. Students often see themselves in the characters on stage, and learn about people and traditions they otherwise would not encounter.
Curricular tie-in for grades PreK-2.
Sept 18 – Oct 5, 2014
Nov 6 – Dec 14, 2014
Jan 15 – Feb 8, 2015
Feb 19 – Mar 8, 2015
Apr 9 – May 17, 2015
ASL: Tuesday, September 30 @ 10am
ASL: Tuesday, November 18
ASL: Tuesday, March 3
ASL: Tuesday, April 21
2014-15 Homeschool Days TICKETS FOR HOMESCHOOL DAYS GO ON SALE MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014
NCT has scheduled one performance per show spcifically for homeschool families. This day includes show related activities after the performances at no extra charge. These homeschool performances begin at 1 pm.
Homeschool Day tickets are reserved seating and are only $8 per person. When buying tickets online for Homeschool Day, the $8 price applies even if you are buying less than 10 tickets.
2014-15 School Group Ticket Pricing
We are pleased that school ticket pricing for this season remains the same as last season. NCT is committed to making sure students can attend our productions, so as always, let us know if you need assistance.
To qualify for the school rate, groups must have at least 10 students.
The school rate is $8 per student
For every ten students, one teacher gets a free ticket.
Chaperones are also $8 per person. However, the chaperones must be paid for with the school payment. A chaperone paying
independently will be charged the standard adult rate of $20.
NCT is happy to provide volunteers to help you prepare one of the community grant requests that are available for funding school field trips. Assistance is limited, so contact our Registrations Manager at (615-252-4662) as soon as possible. If you apply for a grant and are turned down, NCT will make sure you can afford to bring your class!
What to Expect on Arrival - Download an informative Guide about coming to NCT. If arriving by bus, you will be asked for the total number of students, teachers, and chaperones in attendanc. Please hold your group on the bus until your bus has been checked in and assigned an usher.
While the students and chaperones are being led to the theatre, your field trip organizer is welcome to bring payment to the box
office, if your group has not already paid.
If arriving by car, please have your group collect in the lobby. Once your entire group has
arrived, please let the House Manager know, and an usher will bring your group into the theatre. You group will not be sat until
all parties in your reservation have arrived.
For groups with many chaperones: We know that parents who chaperone school groups would like to enjoy the performance with their child, however, too many adults within a group make it difficult for the children sitting behind them in the auditorium to see and enjoy the show. With this in mind, extra chaperones may be asked to sit at the back of the theatre, separate from the students. If your group has more than one adult to 15 students, it is likely that some of your chaperones will be seated at the back.
Etiquette at the Theatre
Feel free to let your students know that if something in the show makes them want to laugh, clap, play, or sing, then please do!
Their (and your) reactions make the play fun for the actors and the rest of audience (The actors can hear the audience.)
However, we ask that students stay in their seats, and not talk to friends during the performance. Extra noise can distract the
actors and make it difficult for them to perform. (Again, the actors can hear them.) Right before the show begins, the lights in
the theatre will go off. Some kids might grow nervous, but let them know that it normal and happens so they can see the stage.
Each show in our season offers one preview performance on a Thursday evening at 6:30. That performance is our Educator Preview Event. Educators and a guest are welcome to attend this performance on us.
This FREE event includes a wine and cheese reception followed by a 45-minute workshop where NCT education staff demonstrate lessons designed to explore some of the curricular connections of the production. This workshop qualifies for professional development hours in many districts, and is intended for adults only. The reception begins at 5:00 pm, and the workshop begins at 5:30 pm.
Educator Previews Dates: The Outsiders- Thursday, Sept 18, 2014 Roald Dahl's James And The Giant Peach - Thursday ,Nov 6, 2014 Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play - Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 Jack's Tale - A Mythic Mountain Musical - Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat - Thursday, Apr 9, 2015
On-site Professional Development Sessions!
In response to feedback at our popular Opening Night Educator Events, NCT Education staff is available to work with districts and individual schools to design and develop full and half-day sessions in Arts Integration and Active Learning Strategies. Sessions include but are not limited to:
Getting Into Character: Using In-Role Activities to Deepen Understanding of Characters and Their Relationships (ELA Standard 8: Literature)
Using Drama to Effectively Reach Different Learning Styles (Available in ELA, Social Studies and Science)
Please contact NCT Director of Education, Alicia Fuss (listed below) for more information.