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2014-15 Information for Teachers
Ticket Subsidy | 14-15 School Brochure (PDF) | Homeschool Days | Curriculum Guides

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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.

We'd love to see you this season!

Click here to download a 2014-15 school flyer or see below for information about our exciting season.

Ready to make reservations? Click here to access our 2014-15 Reservation Request Form, or contact Megan at 615-252-4662 or by email at

TN State Standards for our 2014-15 Shows

2014-15 Season
Outsiders James Elephant & Piggie Jack's Tale Cat in the Hat


Curricular tie-in for grades 6-8.
Standards document.

Roald Dahl's James
and the Giant Peach

Curricular tie-in for grades 3-6.
Standards document.
Elephant & Piggie's
We Are in a Play!

Curricular tie-in for grades PreK-3.
Standards document.
Jack's Tale
A Mythic Mountain Musical

Curricular tie-in for grades 3-6.
Standards document
Dr. Seuss's
The Cat in the Hat

Curricular tie-in for grades PreK-2.
Standards document
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
@ 10am
ASL: Tuesday,
January 27
@ 1145am
ASL: Tuesday,
March 3
@ 1145am
ASL: Tuesday,
April 21
@ 10am

2014-15 Homeschool Days

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.

2014-15 Homeschool Dates:
The Outsiders: Wednesday, Sept 24, 2014
Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach: Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!: Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
Jack's Tale - A Mythic Mountain Musical: Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat: Wednesday, April 15, 2014

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.

Curriculum Enhancement from other Nashville Organizations
Dowload this list of other Nashville organizations that offer Curriculum Enhancement programming. Find options from Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, The Country Music Hall of Fame and many, many more.

Ticket Subsidy Options
For information and guidelines regarding financial assistance download NCT's Ticket Subsidy Form.

Or fill out this online form.

Tennessee Arts CommissionLearn about Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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.

Educator Previews
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.

RSVP for the Preview Events here.

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.