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East Valley Children’s Theatre has a goal to raise an additional $100,000 this season to support our mission to serve the community well into the future. With your help, this goal can become a reality.
Any donation, large or small, helps us towards this goal. East Valley Children’s Theatre also welcomes corporate sponsorships.
Brighten our future with your generous donation today!
We are a professional quality community theatre where children can grow and develop into successful and fulfilled adults. We serve children ages 5 – 18, are managed by an all volunteer board of directors, and staffed by professionals having education, business, and theatrical experience.
Real Family Entertainment that will warm your heart. This season offers EVCT original productions and classics that you won’t want to miss.
Join us for EVCT’s holiday main stage production of “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus”, inspired by the famous editorial by Francis P. Church.
Showing Nov. 30 – Dec. 10 at Mesa Arts Center
East Valley Children’s Theatre main stage productions provide youth a forum for creating confidence, gaining self esteem, developing character, and life skills. We are fortunate enough to perform our productions at the beautiful Mesa Arts Center located in the heart of downtown Mesa.
Learn more about AUDITIONS and how to get your child involved in East Valley Children’s Theatre.
East Valley Children’s Theatre has been an artistic force in the East Valley for 20 years, serving a diverse population through its many unique theatrical programs. The theatre provides a safe environment for children to gain self-esteem, explore creative outlets and grow and mature into community-minded young adults.
Our statements of mission, vision, values, and strategy describe why we exist, who we are, what we do, and how we do it. These statements provide insight, offer motivation, and point the way forward as we seek to grow and achieve our goals.
Children’s theater is known to have many benefits—kids learn empathy, critical thinking and how to express themselves. Whether your child is acting, designing a set, or writing a production, he or she will learn how to work with others. Theatre for kids teaches that it’s ok to make mistakes, to try new things and it sparks their imaginations. Kids’ plays help children build lifelong values such as integrity, passion for excellence, respect, and teamwork.
With the disappearance of arts in many schools, it’s important to find artistic outlets for kids outside of the classroom. East Valley Children’s Theatre exposes kids to many works of literature and gets them to ask questions and learn more about renowned authors and playwrights. With performances such as “A Little Princess” and “The Heroes of Olim” — a take on “The Heroes of Olympus” — getting your child involved with production or simply taking them to see shows will help them gain an understanding of famous works of literature and understand cultural references as they grow.
With society increasingly relying on digital platforms for learning and communication, attention spans are getting shorter. In an era where short-term content is king, it’s important to find long-form live performances to assist with the development of attention spans—and it’s essential for kids’ growth. Watching kids’ plays helps build attention spans and allows students to see gaffes and mistakes in real-time, rather than highly-edited shows and movies on the internet and big screens. It also forces them to use their imaginations rather than relying on CGIs and special effects that are so common in movies.
Involving your kids in children’s theatre pushes their limits. Kids work for weeks or months at a time honing their craft, reading lines, building sets, using their imagination and critical-thinking skills for incorporating props, and getting into character for the final production. Theatre teaches them to keep striving toward the end goal—success doesn’t happen overnight.
We have on going classes, troupes, camps, and technical theatre year round! To schedule any of the East Valley Community Theatre Troupes to come and perform for you, contact the EVCT office at 480-756-3828 or email us at email@example.com