TCT’s 102nd Season Announcement

By The Children's Theatre

Welcome Home to the Taft Theatre this October!

After a much smaller, socially-distant season inside the company’s Showtime Stage on Red Bank Road, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) is ready to roll out the red carpet and welcome patrons home to the Taft Theatre in Downtown Cincinnati starting this October 2021. 

The previously announced Disney Channel smash hit movie musical, DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS, will open the theatre’s 2021-22 MainStage Season at the Taft, followed by the Junior versions of ELF THE MUSICAL, ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL, and a world-premiere adaptation of THE WIZ. 

For the safety of patrons and artists, and based on restrictions for large gatherings, the nation’s oldest children’s theatre postponed large-scale productions to the upcoming 2021-22 season.  Kim Kern, TCT’s Managing Director and CEO says, “While there are certainly unknowns still to be dealt with, I think it’s safe to say the worst-case scenario of having to shutter completely next season is off the table. Vaccine distribution is underway with herd immunity expected in late summer/early fall. We will continue to develop scenario plans, but I am fully confident that we will have a MainStage season at the Taft Theatre in 2021-22!” 

Producing Artistic Director, Roderick Justice, says: “We look forward to a “brand-new day” and a new season – including productions which didn’t see the curtain rise in 2019 and 2020– like ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR. We still have a commitment to keep audiences and artists safe while keeping our mission in focus. I’m looking forward to producing great live family theatre – because there really is no place like home at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.” 

TCT’s 2021-2022 MainStage Season at the Taft Theatre: 

DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS:  October 9 – 17, 2021 

ELF THE MUSICAL JR.:  December 4 – December 13, 2021 

MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR.:  February 5 – Feb. 14, 2022 

THE WIZ JR.:  April 2 – April 11, 2022 

Season Subscriptions & Flex Pass Packages 

Traditional subscriptions and flex pass packages to the TCT 21-22 MainStage Season are available now!

In honor of TCT’s 102nd season – this week only, premium subscriptions are available for $102 dollars for all 4 shows! (New subscribers only, through January 31.)  Regular subscriptions start at just $43!  All subscriptions remain refundable during the pandemic.  Please note: Becoming a Traditional Subscriber is the only way to guarantee seats to DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS.   

Single tickets for all shows will go on sale later this summer. 

Showtimes Are Changing in 20-21 

To best accommodate our youngest patrons, TCT has adjusted MainStage weekend showtimes. TCT will now host at 5 PM showtime the first Saturday, and an 11 AM show the second Saturday. The Friday 7:30 PM performances will be moving up to 7 PM. 

ALS interpretation and audio description will be offered on the first Saturday at 2 PM performances of all productions. Sensory-Friendly performances will be held on Wednesdays at 1 PM during the runs of DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS, ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR, and THE WIZ JR. 

Daytime, weekday school performances will be offered for all productions.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is supported by ArtsWave and the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.  The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.