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Oklahoma Children's Theatre

Oklahoma Children's Theatre
2501 North Blackwelder
405-606-7003

History:

Oklahoma Children's theatre began as a program of the Stage Center in downtown Oklahoma City. The program was a successful revenue generating program meeting the needs of children and youth audience.

In December 1986, the theatre became an independent non-profit organization with founder, Lyn Adams, named as Executive Director.

Ms. Adams operated a resident theatre program at Oklahoma City Community College from December 1986 to August 1989. During these three years, Oklahoma Children's Theatre audience grew from 10,000 to over 20,000.

In this same period, the theatre implemented a number of additional programs including: Summer Children's Theatre Workshops, Children's Theatre Tour of the Putnam City Schools and a Youth Conservatory Program. In August 1989, Oklahoma Children's Theatre was invited to become a resident at City Arts Center, on the fairgrounds.

This move permitted the expandability of productions and educational programs for young audiences to include: main stage productions each year, a statewide touring program, a youth theatre program and an arts collaboration program between Oklahoma Children's Theatre, local daycare centers and community artists.

On September 1, 2005, Oklahoma Children's Theatre began a wonderful and exciting journey with its new partner, Oklahoma City University, Department of Theatre. With the blessing of our Board And O.C.U. President Tom McDaniel, we have created a season of productions to be performed in both the Burg and Kirkpatrick Theatres and educational classes and camps to be held in the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Building. We are enthusiastically pursuing this new phase of "The Adventures of Oklahoma Children's Theatre".



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