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Academy Of Children's Theatre

213 Wellsian Way
Richland, WA 99354

509-943-6027

Mission of ACT

It is the mission of the Academy of Children’s Theatre to provide educational opportunities in the theater arts for young people of all abilities and levels of interest; to produce quality theater for and by the young with appeal to all ages; and to expose people to diverse ideas and cultures through the theater experience.  

About Us:
The Academy of Children's Theatre (ACT) was conceived in 1994 by a small group of individuals. They sought to create an organization that would provide dramatic arts instruction and performances geared especially for children.Since that time, ACT has built a reputation as a professional, high-quality children's theatrical organization.

-Presents four family plays each year directly involving over 250 children and adults. ACT indirectly involves over 8,000 people with these productions through audience participation in post-play discussions andby subsidizing daytime performances for local school children.

-Mentors children in all aspects of theatre, including lighting and sound, stage managing, assisting the director, and learning make-up skills.

-Provides classes and workshops quarterly that are open to children aged 3.5 through high school.

-Conducts outreach programs to Tri-City schools.

-Runs Give the Kids a Hand, a program designed for at-risk children and fosters teamwork and building self-esteem through theatre arts.

-Participates in a variety of community events including: Family Affair, Tumbleweed Festival, Fiery Foods Festival, Benton-Franklin County Parade, and First Night Tri-Cities.

-ACT received the 1999 Community Arts Awards from TCCA

-Is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization.

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