Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre
The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre is located in MacArthur Park in Little Rock. The Arkansas Arts Center has art masterpieces on paper and in forms such as glass, ceramic, metalwork, and wood. The Children’s Theatre is another part of the museum which is a professional theatre group that presents plays from September through May. The Children’s Theatre in Little Rock is the only professional children’s theatre company in Arkansas. The Drama League is a national organization which has dedicated itself to expanding the audiences of professional theatres and has recognized the Children’s Theatre as one of the best regional theatre companies in America.
The Children's Theatre is known for its Summer Theatre Academy for young people. The 2007/2008 Season included children’s classics such as “The Ugly Duckling,” “Ramona Quimby,” “Hercules,” “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” “The Boxcar Children,” and “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.” Tickets are available to any individuals but also for class field trips.
Open auditions are available for student actors to audition for Children’s Theatre plays throughout the year. The auditions do not require the actors to come with any prepared materials but instead take the form of a theatre class. All of the student actor positions are held on a volunteer basis. Drama classes and acting workshops are given throughout the year to help young actors develop their imaginations.
The Children's Theatre is located at 501 East 9th Street.