565 W. Tuscarawas Ave, Barberton, Ohio
Q: Are your plays performed by all children?
A: No. We employ professional adult actors, but we cast age-appropriately, using children in children’s roles, when necessary.
Q: Do you have to have kids to come to your theatre?
A: Absolutely not! You’d be surprised how many adults come to our performances without children. We do professional theatre for young audiences and families, not “children’s theatre.” We do shows for the young and the “young at heart!”
Q: Can I just buy tickets at the door or do I have to make a reservation?
A: We recommend making reservations, as it is a relatively small house. If seats are still available, you can purchase tickets at the door, 30 minutes before the curtain.
Q: How do I make a reservation?
A: Reservations are made over the phone with a credit card or online. Please call (330) 848-3708. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. If you do not have a credit card, you can send us a check in the mail. Please make sure to include the following information: Your full name, address and phone number, number of tickets, and performance date. All tickets are non-refundable. We do not have a walk-in box office.
Q: Can I hold a reservation with my credit card and then pay cash at the door?
A: We can only reserve your seats if you pay with a credit card at the time of the reservation.
Q: Can I make a reservation but pick up my tickets at the door?
A: You sure can. We will hold them at “Will Call” and you can pick them up upon your arrival.
Q: Are babies free?
A: Every individual, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend a performance. Babes in arms are not encouraged. We believe the overall experience for everyone will be better if infants are at home with a sitter. Bring them when they are old enough to enjoy the experience with you, around age 4.
Q: I have a two year old. Will he/she like the show?
A: It’s our experience that children under the age of three may have trouble distinguishing between fantasy and reality and might become frightened by loud noises or other stage action.
Q: How do I know if my child is old enough to attend one of your shows?
A: We have a pretty simple rule of thumb – Can they sit still without eating, drinking or talking for 60 minutes? Will they be afraid when the lights go out and it’s pitch black in the theatre? If they can handle these issues, then they’ll have a ball!
Q: Why don’t you serve/sell/allow food and drink in the theatre?
A: We really try to educate our young audiences about live theatre, and how it differs from watching a movie or video. It’s a live experience. You can’t pause it or rewind. Enjoy the snacks in front of the TV at home.
Q: We arrived at the theatre after the show started and the usher wouldn’t seat us right away. Why not?
A: Entering the house requires standing directly in front of the stage. As our theatre is a very intimate space – the front row is only about 8’ from the stage. It is very distracting for the audience – as well as the actors – when latecomers walk in. Our ushers are instructed to seat people when there is an appropriate break in the action.
Q: I’ve never been to Barberton. How do I get there?
A: You can find easy to follow directions to the theatre right here on our website.
Q: I think my child would like to learn to act. Do you have classes?
A: Check out the K.I.D. Camp section on the website. It’s a great learning experience and is loads of fun for budding young performers.
Q: How do you find kids to be in your shows? Can my child get involved?
A: Many of the young actors we hire are discovered in our summer K.I.D. Camp. Others we find through open auditions that are announced in the local papers such as the Beacon, West Side Leader, Plain Dealer, Canton Repository, etc.