Your Impact

By supporting BACT, you play a lead role in bringing live theatre and theatre education to the children of the Bay Area—the generation who will draw on their life experience to build a better future for us all.

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Thank you for your participation and enthusiasm! Please take a bow!

Like other nonprofit arts organizations, Bay Area Children’s Theatre needs more resources than ticket sales alone can provide in order to sustain the highest level of arts and education programs and make them accessible for all Bay Area children and families.

With generous philanthropic support from our community of friends and patrons, over the past year we’ve made tremendous strides expanding our programs to reach larger audiences than ever before.

  • Moved into our new Berkeley home, the first theatre center in the Bay Area specifically designed for children, which includes two theatres, classroom space, and an interactive lobby.
  • Created our largest artistic season ever, with 9 mainstage shows (including 2 for upper elementary age), 2 Theatre for the Young productions, a national tour of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, and performances of Story Explorers in special day classes.
  • Added a new performance venue in Sunnyvale and expanded education programs throughout the Bay Area.
  • Reached thousands of students who would not otherwise be able to experience theatre through our Arts in Schools and Student Matinee programs.
  • Created several acclaimed original productions for young audiences including The Rainbow Fish Musical, Inside Out & Back Again, and Beautiful Oops! the Musical.

Our goal for the children of the Bay Area is that they will all experience theatre by the time they complete elementary school. With your help, we are moving closer to that goal, and we have ambitious plans to inspire even more young theatre lovers and their families in the year ahead.


For More Information

Contact Development Director Gabrielle Chapple at 510-296-4433 x 7016 or

2017-2018 by the Numbers

  • BACT served record-breaking audiences of over 125,000 children and adults.
  • Students from over 250 schools participated in our arts-in-schools programs, including 12,000 students who received subsidized or free tickets to attend field trip matinee performances.
  • 3,000 children engaged in theatre education through our after school classes and camps, creating nearly 200 performances for over 17,000 audience members from their families and communities.
  • 5,000 of our youngest audience members and their caregivers shared joyful arts experiences through Theatre for the Very Young and Baby Rave.
  • We produced nearly 675 performances in Berkeley, San Francisco, Sunnyvale and beyond. (That’s almost 2 shows for every day of the year!)
  • Since 2004, we’ve created 28 original shows and won 13 Theatre Bay Area Awards .
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