Northwest Children's Theater and School

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


1000 SW Broadway T-100Portland, OR 97205 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of Northwest Children’s Theater and School is to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of young audiences.


NWCT produces four Mainstage shows per year and administers one of the largest theater schools on the west coast.To date, Northwest Children’s Theater and School has provided high-quality theater arts and education experiences to over one million children, families and students. The company continues to grow and change to meet the needs of the communities it serves, and a long-term lease on its historic home further ensures NWCT’s place in the city. Unprecedented regional awards and national recognition are a testament to leadership dedicated to pursuing the highest artistic and educational standards in the company’s history. The mission, however, remains the same: to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of young audiences. NWCT is not just about plays, or classes. It’s about the next generation of creative thinkers. It’s about future teachers, civic leaders, artists, professionals, craftspeople, entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, parents and arts patrons. It’s about preserving Portland’s arts legacy. This future is the driving force behind NWCT’s mission; it is the heart and soul of the company that will keep NWCT thriving for the next thirty years and beyond.


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