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New Look, New Season at Nashville Children’s Theatre

Lots of fun new additions on the horizon at the oldest professional children's theater in the country!

Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT) moves into the future with a new look. Marking its most dramatic visual identity change since 1986, NCT unveils a new logo and a new brand.


The logo incorporates an updated version of NCT’s iconic dragon. Hidden within the dragon’s curves is a capital “N” for Nashville. The new logo is meant to portray historical impact, forward momentum and the future of the organization. Along with the new design comes with the announcement of the 2018 – 19 season that includes six shows new to the NCT stage.

“Our new logo better communicates what NCT stands for today,” says Ernie Nolan, NCT’s executive artistic director. “It provides us with an updated view of our new vision — that reflects our heritage —but allows us to emphasize our efforts to build a stronger future and achieve organizational growth through programming, serving the entire community and increasing diverse offerings for a vibrant Music City, as well as the world,” he adds.


The 2018-19 season line-up includes:

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Aug. 11 – Sept. 9

Tuck Everlasting
Sept. 13 – Oct. 7, 2018

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Nov. 8 – Dec. 23, 2018

Jan. 17 – Feb. 3, 2019

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Feb. 21 – April 7, 2019

Tomas and the Library Lady
April 25 – May 19, 2019


Along with new shows, NCT also rolls out two new additions. The Snuggery is designed as “Theatre for the Very Young.” It’s a professional performance series for ages birth to 5 years with their parents. The shows are for small audiences in an immersive environment.

The Hatchery is a new works incubator program that will develop new plays for young audiences with a commitment to promoting the voices of artists of color.

Season memberships for the 2018-19 season are on sale starting Sunday, April 1. A free season preview/open house will take place Saturday, June 16 at noon.

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