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.
Registration for our summer program is now open! Coop Theatre is pleased to announce that the musical for the summer program will be 42nd Street, a rolicking show set in the 1930s.
When revered Broadway director Julian Marsh falls on hard times with both his health and his finances, he helms an ambitious musical as a final production before his retirement. His lead actress, Dorothy Brock, is torn between two loves--the show's wealthy backer, Abner Dillon, and the earnest but penniless actor Pat Denning --while aspiring young performer Peggy Sawyer waits in the wings, hoping for her big break.
42nd Street is open to any student from any town entering grades 3-9. Register today: Summer_Coop_2015!