Why do we create theatre for children?
For more than 35 years, Enchantment Theatre Company has created original theatre for young audiences and families. The imaginative telling of new and classic fables, myths and legends set to classical or original music inspires, challenges and enriches our audience – onstage, in the classroom and in the community.
Enchantment Theatre Company deeply believes in the transformative power of theatre and that all children should have a chance to experience the joy and wonder of live theatre. Our unique style of performance includes expressive masks, life-sized puppets, magical illusion, music, movement and pantomime. This style is accessible to all children and encourages everyone – regardless of age and language barriers – to explore creative worlds, awaken imaginations and engage with others in experiencing a live theatrical production. Perhaps one of our patrons said it best when they attended Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales in Philadelphia:
It was so nice to be able to share these stories with my children in a way that fired up their imaginations and made them think, instead of pre-digesting it as the movies do. Well done!! The dress-up [trunk] was also really fun for them and allowed them to keep thinking about it and discussing it after.