About the Children's Theatre


Palo Alto Children’s Theatre exists to nurture the intellectual, artistic, and personal development of youth through multi-arts education, performing opportunities, and extraordinary theatre experiences. At the Children's Theatre, the process and product are of equal importance in creating excellent theatre for young audiences. Through multi-arts education, the Children’s Theatre develops lifelong skills such as critical and creative thinking, cooperation, and aesthetic sensitivity.

A theatre and an educational institution, the Children’s Theatre provides classes and programming designed to provide hands-on learning experiences for youth age 3 through high school. This invaluable teaching tool develops skills and provides an excellent opportunity to develop participants’ theatrical knowledge. Performing arts education opportunities include onsite classes, camps and production experiences, as well as theatrical Outreach Productions (grades 3-5) and Dance In Schools classes (grades K-2) in all twelve PAUSD Elementary Schools.

The Palo Alto Children's Theatre is ADA Compliant.  Persons with Disabilities who require auxiliary aids or services in using City Facilities, services or programs, or who would like information on the City's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 may contact: The Disability Act Director, City of Palo Alto, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 329-2550 (voice) or (650) 328-1199 (TDD).

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Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Administrative Office
Phone: 650.463.4930
Fax: 650.324.0291
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9:30am - 6:30pm
Directions: Part of the Lucie Stern Community Center at the corner of Middlefield and Melville

Box Office
Phone: 650.463.4970
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 2pm - 6pm
(Plus one hour prior to performance)
Child Ticket: infant to age 18
Adult Ticket: 18 and up
Note: All tickets are subject to a $1 surcharge.


Last Updated: Mar 18, 2015