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Children's Theatre 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.

2016 - 2017 Season

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Schedule of Public Performances

Student Matinees


2017 - 2018 Season

  • Akeelah and the Bee
    Willow Lawn
    By Cheryl L. West
    Based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison
    September 29- November 12, 2017

  • Mary Poppins
    November Theatre
    A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film; Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman; Book by Julian Fellowes; New Songs and additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe; Co-created by Cameron Mackintosh
    Previews November 15 and 16, 2017
    November 17 - December 30, 2017

  • Songs from the Soul
    Willow Lawn
    Book by William Dye
    Music and Lyrics by Various Artists
    February 2 - February 25, 2018

  • Pinkalicious the Musical
    Willow Lawn
    Book & Lyrics by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
    Music & Lyrics by John Gregor
    Based on the book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
    April 6 - May 13, 2018

  • Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical
    Willow Lawn
    Based on the book Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems Published by Hyperion Books for Children
    Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
    Music by Michael Silversher
    July 13 - August 12, 2018

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Sensory Friendly Performances

Virginia Repertory Theatre is proud 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.
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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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Look for Snow Bear to visit during the holidays.
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Past Productions

For a list of past productions, see the Performance History