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Utah Children's Theatre

Utah Children's Theatre offers live performances for families, summer camps in acting and musical theatre, after school drama classes, an arts preschool, and home school classes. We also have a party room to rent before performances and a specialty soda fountain.

About
Utah's theatre for young audiences and young actors training program.

Mission

Inspiring children to cultivate creativity through the theatrical arts.

 
General Information
LOCATION
3605 South State Street South Salt Lake, UT 84115 Our building is on the east side of the street.

PHONE
(801) 532-6000

HOURS
Tuesday - Thursday Friday: 9:30am - 2:30pm & 4pm - 6:30pm 1 hour before showtime (on performance days only)

BOX OFFICE
boxoffice@tctheatre.org

AGE RECOMMENDATION
As always, parents will need to make the decision as to whether their child will enjoy the performance while not disturbing other audience members.There are two acts approximately 30 - 45 min each with a 15 minute intermission.
For the experience of patrons and performers we ask that you do not bring toddlers or babies. They will not be admitted in the theatre.

Typically 4 years of age and up, however some productions may have a higher age recommendation, please notE this in the specific show information.

PARKING
Parking lots are on the North and South side of our building. There is also ample free street parking.
PHOTOGRAPHY & AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING
The performances are property of The Children's Theatre or in partnership with licensing companies. Photography, video or audio recording of any kind is strictly prohibited by law. You may see an authorized photographer at our performances.

Ticket Pricing/Times
MAINSTAGE Adults & Children: Single ticket prices are $14 NO BABIES PERMITTED All sales are final. We do not offer refunds.

YOUTH STAGE Adults & Children: $9 NO BABIES PERMITTED All sales are final. We do not offer refunds.

How do I buy tickets?
You may either visit our website at www.tctheatre.org or call our Box Office at 801-532-6000. We do not charge a servicing fee on either our website or through to Box Office.

Where do I get my tickets after purchasing online or over the phone?
All tickets, unless otherwise specified or requested, will be held in will-call to be picked up 30 minutes prior to show time.

What is the minimum age requirement for shows at your theatre?
4 years of age and up is the general recommendation of The Children’s Theatre. However parents will need to make the decision as to whether their child is old enough to enjoy the performance while not disturbing other audience members. Some shows may be more appropriate for older children, while other’s for younger. To see recommendations for a specific show please visit the show page on our website.
Babes in arm will not be admitted. All patrons must have a ticket.

Can I exchange my tickets for another performance of the same show? Yes. You may exchange your tickets for a fee of $5.00 per exchange transaction. Exchange requests are subject to availability. You can only exchange for tickets within the same show title. We do not offer refunds. Exchanges must be made 48 hrs in advance of either the show you plan to see or the show your are exchanging tickets from.

Is there assigned seating?
Our theatre seating is general admission. We recommend arriving 30 minutes in advance of the show to find your seats. Luckily there really isn’t a bad seat in the house!

When should we arrive?
Will-Call as well as the theatre will open 30 minutes before our performances, our lobby will open 45 minutes prior to show time.

Late Seating
We strive to start our shows on time. In most cases we will seat latecomers at the first convenient break in the performance. Latecomers will be seated in designated seating. In the case of some performances we may not be able to seat you until intermission due to the orientation of our theatre.

What if I miss a performance?
We are always sorry when our customer’s miss a show. It is our policy however to not submit refunds or exchanges for missed shows, as well as shows canceled due to inclement weather.

If you know in advance you will be missing a performance feel free to call 48 hours in advance of the show to exchange your tickets, or consider sharing your tickets with a friends and introduce someone new to The Children’s Theatre. Exchange requests are subject to availability and there will be a $2.00 exchange fee issued per ticket.

If you are a Season Member, and receive free ticket exchange you must give our Box office 48 hours advance notice. If you request an exchange less then 48 hours prior to the show you hope to see or exchange tickets from you will be charged the $2.50 exchange fee. Exchange requests are subject to availability.

Are discounts or group rates given?
We offer a 10% group rate to groups of 10 or greater. All tickets must be paid together as one transaction and for the same production.

We do offer discounts off the single ticket price to our Season Members.

Additional discounts are often announced to customers in our data base via email, or through Media Partners.

May I redeem coupons or gift certificates online?
To redeem coupons and/or gift certificates you will need to call our box office, noting the name, amount and number given on the certificate. Please bring in your gift certificate/coupon when coming to the performance to exchange for your tickets.

How long is Intermission, and are there concessions available for purchase?
Intermission typically lasts 15 minutes. There are concessions offered in the lobby before the performance and at intermission. We do allow food purchased on location into our theatre. NO OUTSIDE FOOD PERMITTED.

PARENT GUIDE

Going to the theater might seem a lot like going to the movies, but there is one big difference: the actors are performing for you live onstage, and they can see and hear what goes on in the audience just as you can see and hear them.

Coming to the theatre is a special experience, one that you will remember for a lifetime. Everyone in the audience has been looking forward to seeing the performance just as much as you have, so it’s very important to remember the rules of theater etiquette.

The Children's Theatre is where theatre begins for children. Some children have never been to a live performance before. This guide is meant to be used by the adult who is bringing the child to a performance. Please go over this side with the child, the opposite side is a guide for the adult.

PLEASE DO!
Clap when you see or hear something you like. Applauding for the actors is a way you can show them how much you enjoyed it. Applause is a sound actors love to hear!

If you think something is funny, go ahead and laugh. If something is sad and you feel like crying, you can do that too.

Go to the bathroom before the show.

Do your part, throw away your garbage, nobody likes a litterbug.

PLEASE DO NOT.
Our stage allows audience members to be right up close to the actors. Teach your children to respect the actors space by keeping them off the stage.

Do not reach out to touch actors.

Do not speak to the actors during the performance.

Do not touch set pieces or props on the stage or in our hallway.

Don’t talk during the performance. If you need to speak, please whisper as not disturb others sitting around you.

Do not kick the seat in front of you.

What should I do with my electronics?
Shut them all off. Turn off cell phones and beepers/pagers during a performance. Part of the fun is imagining you are really in the story, an electronic sound can take others out of the story and that’s no fun.

Can I take photos during the show?
No. It’s forbidden by law. Audiotape and videotape recording is also forbidden. If you’re caught, you’ll be asked to leave. Flash photos are actually dangerous to the actors, who may be temporarily blinded by the flash.

Can I bring my own snacks to the show?
No outside food is permitted. Purchasing treats at our concession stand helps the theatre pay for it’s staff and running costs.

What should I do if my children are restless during the show? 
Chronically noisy or loud children should be taken out of the auditorium. It’s only fair to those around you. If a crying child does not respond to 10 seconds or so of soothing, take the child to the lobby.

Can I bring my baby to the theatre?
No. Babies are not permitted. Babies can be unpredictable and noisy, distracting others in the audience and the actors on stage.

What should I do if I arrive late?
Don’t push your way into the theatre or demand to be seated immediately. Latecomers will be seated in an appropriate interval. The ushers and the house manager usually work out when is the next moment when people entering the theatre will cause the least disruption. Please check the time of the performance.

A member of my group is in a wheelchair.
Please contact 48hrs prior to the performance so that we may reserve seats next to the arear we accommodate wheelchairs.

We have an Actor Training Program for preschool through adult, home school classes, and summer camps.