Columbus Children’s Theatre

Special Message Regarding COVID-19

Dear Friends of CCT,

I wanted to personally provide a CCT update as we manage the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our paramount concern is that everyone remains vigilant to limit the impact of the pandemic. Much of what we have come to accept as normal is in question. What is not in question is our commitment to our students, families, staff and collaborators.

Please note the status update for the following productions and programs as of May 15, 2020:

Summer Camps 2020 - we have made the difficult decision to cancel camps between June 1-July 3. We are still accepting registrations for camps starting on July 6, with modified precautions based on the state's requirements for social distancing. 

Heathers: The Musical (High School Edition) – postponed until summer 2021

Matilda: The Musical – cancelled
Please contact the CAPA Ticket Center at 614-469-0939 to either donate your ticket purchase price or request a refund. Donated ticket sales revenue will be equally divided between Columbus Children’s Theatre and CATCO is Kids, our production partner and are greatly appreciated to sustain our organizations during this unprecedented time.

The Box Show – postponed, dates to be determined
Crawls, Flies & Squirms – postponed, dates to be determined
Spring Academy classes – cancelled

For productions that are postponed or Academy classes that are cancelled we ask that you allow CCT to direct those payments to future productions or classes. Once we are back in the office we will be happy to provide assistance.

We are continually monitoring communications, and we remain attentive to your needs. Stay connected to CCT via Instagram (cctcolumbus), Facebook and YouTube for new digital content.
I hope you stay vigilant, yet find optimism in this time of uncertainty.

The negative financial impact of these cancellations is enormous for a company of our size. However, the financial impact is minimal compared to the disappointment of the students, families, and local artists impacted by the COVID-19 virus. As a small/mid-sized cultural institution, we rely heavily on the community to sustain our operations...and now more than ever.

If our organization has touched your family through our Academy Classes, Summer Camps, Productions, Volunteerism, or through your Philanthropic Support...I ask you to make a contribution to Columbus Children's Theatre today.

We have no idea how long we will have to "weather this storm." However, when the sky does clear and the "gates swing open", we hope to remain the place where the youth of Columbus can come running for their artistic fulfillment.

Your support can ensure this.

Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones.


Susan Pringle
Executive Director
Columbus Children's Theatre

CCT At Home!


CCT is hoping to make theatre digitally

accessible from the comfort of your own

homes! While we are sad we can’t perform in

theatres and schools, this is the next best

thing! Make sure to follow along with our

Study Guides for each specific show that

we will stream!

Our Mission

Transforming families through the power of the stage.


For Parents

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For Young Actors

Take a class with us.

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For Schools

Book our touring company to visit your school and provide a one-of-a-kind educational experience.

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Operating Support for CCT is provided by:

Great Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts
American Electric Power
Columbus Makes Art
The Columbus Foundation
The Shubert Foundation
O'Neill Foundation

About CCT

At Columbus Children's Theatre we educate and involve young people of all backgrounds in the theatre arts. Through our programs we foster self-esteem and self-discovery by emphasizing discipline, integrity, team-building, and communication skills in a positive and creative environment.
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