Imagination Stage envisions a future where theatre experiences are a fundamental aspect of children's lives, nourishing their creative spirit, inspiring them to embrace the complexity and diversity of their world, and helping them overcome their challenges with hope, courage and, above all, creativity. Imagination Stage inspires creativity through theatre and arts education programs that nurture, challenge, and empower young people of all abilities.
Since 1979, Imagination Stage has grown from a handful of children in a single classroom to a full-spectrum theatre arts organization, with theatre productions by professional actors and artists. Unlike most children's theatre companies, Imagination Stage commissions new works for children every year. These productions have been recognized with awards and productions by other companies around the world.
Imagination Stage's education program includes the nationally recognized arts integration residencies and professional development model: Imagination Quest, expansive after school education programs based in a unique pedagogy expanding from the multiple intelligences theory of Howard Gardner, and nationally-acclaimed programs for children with disabilities.
Every year nearly 120,000 children and their families attend our professional performances, and participate in our classes and student performances. Imagination Stage is the east coast's première children's theatre and arts education organization.