Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences

The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences (KCTYA) Program commissions, produces, tours, and presents performances in theater, opera, dance, music, puppetry, and storytelling for children and their families. With a focus on new and innovative theater and musical theater works that excite, inspire, and challenge young audiences, KCTYA devotes itself to producing and presenting diverse productions that draw on the talents of playwrights, composers, directors, designers, and actors from around the country and the world. Our Busy season includes three to four commissioned works for in-house productions and two tours that travel across the U.S. for up to eight months at a time. We also produce a biennial program, New Visions/New Voices, that helps theaters in the U.S. and abroad develop new work for young audiences.