Children's Theatre Season
Formerly Theatre IV
2016 - 2017 Season
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- Junie B. Jones, The Musical
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
Book by Joseph Robinette
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
November 25, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Preview November 23
- Buffalo Soldier
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
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
Based on the 1906 sermon by Reverend Charles S. Wing
July 7 - July 30, 2017
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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.
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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.
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.
Look for Snow Bear to visit during the holidays.
For a list of past productions, see the Performance History