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Children's Theatre on Tour

Bring the excitement of live theatre to your community!


The Velveteen Rabbit

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
 The Engine That Thought It Could

November 12 - December 20, 2013

February 13 - March 21, 2014

April 1, 2014 -  May 9, 2014


The Children’s Theatre on Tour brings to life exciting new works as well as classics of children’s literature. Recognized by the Drama League as one of the best regional theatre companies in America, the award-winning Children’s Theatre acting company tours the state, offering three productions a year. Each production lasts an hour or less, easily fitting into a classroom schedule, and an online activity guide further enhances the educational experience!


  • The Velveteen Rabbit - November 12, 2013 – December 20, 2013

The Velveteen Rabbit is a timeless tale of love and sacrifice. Based on the classic story by Margery Williams about the transforming power of love, this play is a perfect gift for the young at heart. Audiences of all ages will witness the unbreakable bond between the orphaned James and his raggedy velveteen rabbit while discovering “how toys become real.”

Click here for The Velveteen Rabbit Activity Guide

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – February 13, 2014 to March 21, 2014

Ichabod Crane is a bookish, timid fellow living in the secluded town of Sleepy Hollow. Journey with Ichabod and his haunted imagination as he fights for the affection of a beautiful woman, suffers the ridicule of the town bully, and encounters the tale of the Headless Horseman. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is based on the story by Washington Irving, an American classic that has for generations celebrated the power of folklore and legend.


Click here for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Activity Guide


  • The Engine That Thought It Could – April 1, 2014 to May 9, 2014

The audience will go on an exciting journey in this classic tale of determination when it's left up to Little Engine to save the day. The Little Engine learns that hard work pays off even when faced with adversity. The Engine that Thought it Could is written by Alan Keith Smith and based on the 1906 story by Reverend Charles S. Wing.

Click here for The Engine That Thought It Could Activity Guide


Learn how to be a part of the play! The Children’s Theatre on Tour also offers Theatre Workshops to provide instruction on the performing arts to students of all ages. Students learn the basics including pantomime, voice and diction, improvisation and movement. Workshops are recommended for groups of 50 or less.


  1. Here’s all you need to bring the Children’s Theatre on Tour to your area!
  • Performance space: 30’ wide x 20’ deep x 10’ high
  • Electrical connection: Access to two 110-volt electrical connections to accommodate sound/technical equipment.
  • Access to dressing rooms or bathroom facilities

2. It’s affordable and there are ways to reduce your fees!

  • $800 per performance or $1,440 for two performances
  • $650 for theatre workshop
  • The Arkansas Arts Council offers up to 40% fee assistance to nonprofit Arkansas-based organizations certified as exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code (this includes public schools, institutions of higher learning, churches, and government units.)
  • Additional fee support may be available. Inquire at time of booking.

3. Here are additional resources you will receive!

  • Press information for your local publicity of the tour.
  • A Question & Answer session with cast following the performance, time permitting.
  • Children’s Theatre on Tour Activity Guides for each performance provide in-depth information about the play as well as carefully designed activities to enrich the theatre arts experience and fulfill Arkansas Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks. Simply click on the link under each play.

4. It’s easy to book! Simpy contact the State Services Department by phone at 501-396-0350 or 1-800-264-ARTS. You may also email to schedule dates and times.

Hours: Tues - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM | Sun 11 AM - 5 PM      Address: 9th & Commerce / MacArthur Park, P.O. Box 2137, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137      Phone: 501.372.4000

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