Wilton Children’s Theater (WCT) is an independent, not-for-profit, 501c3 organization providing the children of Wilton, Connecticut with a quality theatrical experience second to none. Founded in 1976 with the support of the Wilton Playshop, WCT develops acting skills, stage presence, and self-esteem in a nurturing, enriching and creative environment. Since our inception, WCT has grown to include four programs scheduled throughout the calendar year.
School Year Productions
We offer two ten-week productions during the school-year for children in grades 4-8, and the tuition is $400.
September-November (Fall production). Rehearsals are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30-6:30 pm at Middlebrook School.
January-March (Winter Production). Rehearsals are held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4:30-6:30 pm at Middlebrook School.
Each production schedule requires participants to attend three two-hour after-school rehearsals per week culminating in three performances. Enrollment is limited to 55 children per production. Children can only choose one of the two shows, and registration is held once, in September.
All children involved in the program must be Wilton residents regardless of the school they attend.
If more children register than can be accommodated by the program, a lottery is held. The lottery is a random selection of cast members designed to provide an even distribution of children by grade and gender.
The program is open to children entering grades 7-10, and the program fee is $500. Registration begins in the spring. The program will run for three weeks from end of June until the middle of July, with two performances. The show accommodates 55 cast members. If there are more enrollees than 55, a lottery will be held to determine who is enrolled. Other registrants may be placed on a wait list. If there are open slots, additional registrants will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the Program starts.
Summer Stage Jr!
The program is open to children entering grades 3-6, and the program fee is $450. Registration (online or via mail) is open through April 1st. The three week program runs on weekdays from June until middle of July, with one performance. The show will accommodate up to 36 cast members. If there are more enrollees than 36, a lottery will be held to determine who is enrolled. Other registrants may be placed on a wait list. If there are open slots, additional registrants will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the Program starts. The Program generally is a morning Program, from 9am - 1pm.
WCT hires professional directors, musical directors, choreographers, set, lighting and sound designers for all productions. Our experienced professional staff brings out the most in every child, no matter what size their role in the production. See Professional Biographies here.
WCT provides scholarship/financial assistance on a case-by-case basis. See Financial Assistance policy here.
WCT provides internship opportunities to cast alumni. High school volunteers contribute much needed assistance for productions while gaining knowledge of theater craft, directing, lighting, and choreography. Students with a continuing concentration and study in theater return after high school and college as paid professionals in a position of their expertise.
Wilton Children’s Theater was recognized by the Wilton Chamber of Commerce in 2011 for an “I Love Wilton” Award for outstanding service to the community.
Volunteer for Board
Thank you very much for your interest in the Wilton Children’s Theater (WCT) Board. WCT is a group of hard working volunteers committed to providing an enriching theatrical experience to our young cast members.
Before applying to the Board, you should know as much as possible about making a commitment to WCT. Please review our website, and feel free to contact any board member to ask questions and gain perspective on how our board works. Click here for a list of our Board Members: WCT Board. Please direct any questions to a board member or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We accept letters of interest in volunteering for the Board any time after your child has been in a show, until March 31. The new board starts its term the first week of June.
Postal Mail: PO Box 100, Wilton, CT 06897