Sophisticated Theatre For the Whole Family
24th STreet Theatre has distinguished itself as one of the leaders in sophisticated children’s theatre today, creating and presenting plays for kids and parents to experience together. And we do it in a unique style that appeals to adults and children alike. And that is by design, not accident.
“This kind of theatre is rarely available to families in this country. We live in a culture that doesn’t believe in challenging kids emotionally,” says co-founder and Executive Director Jay McAdams.
Artistic Director and co-founder, Debbie Devine, elaborates, “Our logic is that if kids are introduced to cutting-edge theatre in childhood, then they’ll become theatregoers as adults…If it bores adults, then it’s not good enough for kids either.”
24th STreet shows have toured to Central and South America, and have won local and national awards. In 2015, with the culmination of their national tour of the award-winning Walking the Tightrope at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, 24th STreet Theatre co-hosted an international industry conference on the role and status of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA).