Oregon Children's Theatre

Oregon Children's Theatre presents professional stage adaptations of classic and contemporary children's literature. Well-loved stories, fantastic characters, full-scale sets, elaborate costumes and brilliant lighting come together to bring the magic of theater to tens of thousands of children each season.

Oregon Children's Theatre (OCT) was originally created by Sondra Pearlman as the "Theatre for Young People" under the auspices of the Portland Civic Theatre in 1988. When Portland Civic Theatre closed in 1990, Pearlman formed Oregon Children's Theatre, which became a resident company of the Portland Center for the Performing Arts in 1991. Oregon Children's Theatre celebrated its one-millionth patron during the 1999-2000 season.

Welcome to our 2015/16 season! More than ever, this year’s shows are rich in character — full of individuals with incredible imaginations that take them on unexpected adventures, and we can’t wait to bring them to you live on stage!

All of our mainstage shows run about 60-75 minutes and are presented without intermission.

Event details pages are listed below. Click on the show title for more information.