Book a Field Trip
We are actively booking school reservations for the 2017-18 Season! Click "Request My Field Trip" to begin the process online. Catherine Birdsong, NCT's Education Booking Manager, will work with you to make sure you and your students have the best field trip experience possible.
Teachers - scroll down for information on Curriculum Standards, Educator Previews, Field Trip Guides, Homeschool Performances, and Curriculum Guides from past shows.
Request a Workshop! We offer Workshops for all of our shows. Ask Catherine about workshops when you book your trip. More information is available here.
NCT's week-day matinees at 10:00AM and 11:45AM are specifically set up for groups of 10 or more. Individuals wanting to attend may contact the group sales office for information on availability, but for individuals, tickets can only be purchased on the day of the performance after school groups have been checked in.
Download grade specific Curriculum Standards for the shows by clicking the icon below.
The Hundred Dresses: Sept 14 - Oct 1, 2017
By William Kent Williams
Adapted from the book by Eleanor Estes
(Curriculum support provided for grades 3-8)
Download NCT's Curriculum Guide for The Hundred Dresses
Mr. Popper's Penguins: Oct 26 - Dec 3, 2017
Book by Robert Kauzlaric
Music & Lyrics by George Howe
Based on the novel by Richard & Florence Atwater
(Curriculum support provided for grades K-5)
Download NCT's Curriculum Guide for Mr. Popper's Penguins
The Snowy Day & Other Stories: Jan 18 - Feb 11, 2018
By Ezra Jack Keats
Adapted for the stage by Jerome Hairston
(Curriculum support provided for grades PreK-2)
Download NCT's Curriculum Guide for The Snowy Day & Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats.
Mockingbird: Mar 1 - 18, 2018
Adapted for the stage by Julie Jensen
Based on the book Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
2010 National Book Award Winner
(Curriculum support provided for grades 4-8)
Download a sample of NCT's Curriculum Guide for Mockingbird focusing on social/emotional learning.
Dragons Love Tacos: Apr 12 - May 13, 2018
By Ernie Nolan
Based on the book by Adam Rubin
(Curriculum support provided for grades PreK-3)
"NCT's amazing productions speak to the heart, soul, and minds of children of all ages. We have always made use of the teaching materials that accompany every production we attend because they are so well designed to help our students go deeper into the material. With the Curriculum Guides, students gain a deeper understanding of the individual production and of theater attendance in general. We look forward to our visits every year."
- Jodi McDaniel, Abintra Montessori School
NCT's Student Matinees generally run Tuesday - Friday at 10:00am and 11:45am, and last between 60 and 75 minutes. All groups are welcome to attend any available student matinee and reservations are recommended.
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 members 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.
Past Curriculum Guides
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