Children's Season

Formerly Theatre IV

Visit Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn and the historic November Theatre for magical shows that will create memories your family will treasure.

2015 - 2016 Season

Student Matinees

2016 - 2017 Season

  • Junie B. Jones, The Musical
    Willow Lawn
    Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
    Music by Zina Goldrich
    Based on the Books by Barbara Park
    October 7 - November 20, 2016
    Student matinees begin October 6

  • A Christmas Story, The Musical
    November Theatre
    Book by Joseph Robinette
    Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
    November 25, 2016 - January 1, 2017
    Preview November 23

  • Buffalo Soldier
    Willow Lawn
    By Bruce Craig Miller
    February 3 - February 26, 2017
    (Student Matinees will also run at Hanover Tavern and November Theatre prior)

  • Disney's Beauty and the Beast
    November Theatre
    Book by Linda Woolverton
    Music by Alan Menken
    Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
    April 21 - May 14, 2017

  • The Little Engine that Could
    Willow Lawn
    Based on the 1906 sermon by Reverend Charles S. Wing
    July 7 - July 30, 2017

Schedule of Public Performances

Sensory Friendly Performances

Virginia Repertory Theatre is proud to begin a pilot project to offer sensory friendly performances for children with autism and other sensory, social, or learning disabilities. With input from Exception and Special Education Specialists, Outreach Coordinators and other Autism specialists from The Faison School, Autism Society of Central Virginia, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Henrico Public Schools, Northstar Academy, and Commonwealth Autism. Read More...

Subscribe to the 2015 - 2016 Season

Subscribers get the best seats at the best price. All subscribers save 25% off of single ticket prices, get first choice of seats, avoid exchange fees, and get to purchase additional tickets to any season at the subscriber rate.

More about Subscriptions, Pricing and Subscriber Benefits

Flex Subscriptions
Flex Subscriptions allow you to choose your own dates and times. Subscribe to the Signature Season, or, for even more flexibility, create your own Flex Subscription when you choose 3 or more shows from the Signature, Hanover, Children’s and/or Cadence Theatre Seasons.


Past Productions

For a list of past productions, see the Performance History

When is my child ready for live theatre?

Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre is the perfect place for a young child's first exposure to live theatre. Most shows last about an hour and children 3 and up will enjoy the costumes and music, even if they don't completely follow the story line. Children who attend theatre in the early years tend to enjoy and better understand performances when they are older. However, some performances are longer and geared for older children so please check the individual show pages for the ideal age.

While the staff at Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre loves babies and young toddlers, we encourage you to find childcare for infants and children under three. Many times the change in lighting and sound can be disconcerting to very young children. If the theatre is dark, it can be cumbersome and disruptive to leave if a child becomes upset. We are required to ticket every patron and regret that we cannot offer refunds if you need to leave the performance early.

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