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Children's Theater of Madison


Founded in 1965, CTM is a Madison institution, providing exceptional theatre productions for family audiences. By casting adult and child actors in professionally produced plays, we have occupied a unique niche, for decades, as Madison’s theater for all ages. The Overture Center, and its predecessor the Madison Civic Center, has been our home for over 30 years.


CTM performs primarily in the intimate 350-seat Playhouse. Our season includes a mixture of popular classics, musicals and serious drama. The artistic centerpiece of our work is the annual production of A Christmas Carol, performed in the elegantly restored Capitol Theater. CTM has produced this holiday classic to critical acclaim for over 35 consecutive years.


As part of our commitment to building the next generation of theatergoers, CTM provides shows for young children as well as plays for tweens and teens. Each show has a recommendation for an age the performance would best be enjoyed by. No children under 3 are allowed to any CTM performance.


In addition to our season of productions, CTM offers a year-round drama school. Classes in acting, voice, movement, and improvisation are available for ages 5-22.






Children's Theater of Madison
228 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
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Roseann Sheridan, Producing Artistic Director
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