The Winchester Cooperative Theatre for Children was founded in 1979 to provide elementary school children with the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive theatrical experience. In 1990 the program expanded to include a middle school production.
We believe that children deserve professionalism in their exposure to theatre. Our staff consists of accomplished dramatic coaches, musicians, choreographers, stage, costume and lighting designers who support the children as they develop to their fullest potential.
Throughout their experience, the children are encouraged to reach a level of performance far beyond that which is typically expected of their age group. We are dedicated to helping children feel good about themselves, gain poise, and reach their own personal level of excellence.
The Winchester Cooperative Theatre is a non-profit organization which is financially supported by tuitions, ticket revenues and donations to the Friends of the Cooperative Theatre.
Auditions are coming for Lion King Jr!
Auditions for Lion King Jr., produced with McCall Middle School, will be held on Monday December 7th and Tuesday December 8th at McCall Middle School Auditorium from 3-5:30. Auditions are open to all Winchester kids in grades 4, 5 and 6. Please come on EITHER Monday or Tuesday. Children should bring a prepared monologue (less than 1 minute in length), a recent photo, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the audition. Final production of Lion King Jr will take place the weekend of March 19, 20 and 21.