Theatre At The Center
Our Mainstage season offers five productions annually. Our shows regularly feature Equity actors and top-tier directors and designers who have worked on Broadway, as well as the most prestigious Chicago and regional theatres. Many of our productions have also been recommended by the Jeff Awards, celebrating excellence in Chicago theatre, for their annual season awards.
Making live theatre available for all audiences is one of TATC’s top priorities. Exposing children to live theatre at an early age helps build awareness and appreciation for the arts, as live theatrical events nurture creativity and imagination. TATC’s Theatre for Young Audiences presents four productions annually. We provide a wide variety of presentations that appeal to children and families of all ages! While we recognize the value of children experiencing a field trip to a live theatre, the economy and rising transportation costs make it difficult for underserved schools to attend. Our Outreach Series removes these obstacles by bringing educational theatre presentations to the schools. Additionally, our new classes and workshops provide students of all ages with a positive environment to explore the world around them through theatre; to have fun with creative expression while building self-esteem; and to expand communication and creative problem solving skills. Study guides based on education standards and web-site links are provided to teachers for instructional use before and after the performances. TATC has placed an increased emphasis on these materials because they enhance the education of the students and the curriculum currently taught in the classrooms. Guided, behind-the-scenes tours for groups are offered as part of our educational outreach.
We also provide an annual “Behind the Scenes,” to give our Mainstage patrons a chance to discuss the key elements of a theatrical production with special guests. This allows us direct access to the community and our season ticket base to learn first hand what they are interested in seeing in future productions and also adds to the cultural education of our patrons. In an effort to bring in new patrons of all ages, we also offer our exceptionally entertaining Special Events series which presents concerts, comedy acts and children’s productions – making truly memorable audience experiences.
TATC also offers special group rates that can be combined with sumptuous meals. The theatre is handicapped accessible and special hearing devices are available. No need to travel to the city for high quality live professional theatre. TATC offers top-tier performances by the nation’s best performers right here in Northwest Indiana, has FREE parking, comfortably seats just over 400 patrons – and at only 7 rows deep – there isn’t a bad seat in the house! With a commitment to our communities, and a commitment to the arts, Theatre at the Center is Northwest Indiana’s cultural treasure!
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