Spokane Children's Theatre is the oldest theatre organization in the Spokane area! Launched in 1946 by The Junior League of Spokane, Spokane Children's Theatre continues today and is one of the few community children's theatre groups in the country completely independent from sponsorship by any other theatrical, education or religious institution. Audiences hail from Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, numbering 10,000+ each year!
Spokane Children's Theatre is a Washington Non-Profit Corporation designated a 501(c)3 organization by the Internal Revenue Service.
Providing Enjoyable, Educational, & Affordable Live Theatre
|Managing Director||Doug Beschta|
|Vice President||Doug Stephens|
|Board Member||Sam Higgins|
Since 1970, premier performances of 11 new scripts by local playwrights have been produced by Spokane Children's Theatre. Some of these shows have subsequently been published, won awards, been invited to national and regional theatre conferences, and have been produced by other theatre groups throughout the nation. In the spring of 1977, 1996, 1998, and 2000, Spokane Children's Theatre hosted a Northwest Regional Children's Theatre Play Festival which included a variety of theatre oriented workshops and shows presented by companies from Washington, Idaho, Oregon and California.
In 2001, SCT took their cast and crew of "Pinocchio" to the National Association of Community Theatre Association Play competition in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and were named Co-Winners of Best in State and Best Ensemble Performance. Other awards included Washington State Association of Community Theatres Kaleidoscope 2001, Best Supporting Actor (Patrick Treadway) and Best Set Design (Peter Hardie). 'Pinnochio' also won first place at the Regional #9 Community Theatre Association Play Competition and tied for first place at the Washington State Community Theatre Association Play Competition.
In 1997, SCT's production of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' took second place at the Washington State Community Theatre Association Play Competition and in 1995, SCT received the Outstanding Arts Organization award, presented by the Spokane Arts Commission.