90 years is a very long time to be around for any organization, let alone a children's theater. That's why Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT) is celebrating their 90th anniversary season in a special way this holiday season.

Founded in 1931, the oldest professional theater for young audiences will be premiering its taped Pete the Cat production on Sunday, December 6 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. CT with a live red-carpet component hosted by NCT’s Executive Artistic Director Ernie Nolan. 

“We know this has been a difficult time for the community, and we want to continue to provide smiles and entertainment to those who need it most,” said Nolan. “Despite the pandemic, NCT continues its mission to create transformational theatrical experiences that reflect our evolving community, instill profound empathy and foster personal discovery for the young people of Middle Tennessee, and now, thanks to technology, beyond!”

Pete the Cat at NCT | Kids Out and About Nashville

During this 90th anniversary celebration, guests will be able to participate in a live, digital auction and text-to-donate capabilities will be available.

Guests will be able to pre-order party packs for their friends and family. There are four package tiers for the event:

  • Stream Tier – Includes streaming link for the event
  • Pete’s Party Pack – Includes streaming link for the event, a Pete the Cat book, four LED cat ears, four themed-sunglasses, four magic paintbrushes, and four themed-cookies from Ikneadcookies
  • VIP Party Pack — Includes Pete’s Party Pack offerings, boxed hors d’oeurves from Dream Catering for four, and a bottle of wine
  • VIP Party Pack Plus — Includes Pete’s Party Pack offerings, dinner for four from Slim and Husky’s featuring salad, garlic knots, pizza and cinnamon rolls, and a bottle of wine

“Our Pete the Cat’s Rockin’ Red Carpet Premiere is our opportunity to connect with families in a fun and exciting way,” said Nolan. “We are lucky to have such an impactful history with this community, and we want to continue to give back to it in a positive way.” 

NCT regularly reaches over 80,000 attendees during its season. To purchase tickets and stream Pete the Cate go to nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.