Note from NCT Artistic Director, Tara O'Hare Gnolfo

Newport Children's Theatre has provided an inexpensive theatre experience for Newport families since 1980. Our performances, while entertaining countless audiences, have also provided a platform in which our young actors can feel the joy of performing in front of a live audience. The learning gained through the rehearsal process and performing live is invaluable.

We just completed our seventh year of our summer camp programs and a new winter camp with theatre professionals from New York and Los Angeles, as well as representatives from casting agency Telsey+Company . Our young actors have the opportunity to study with accomplished actors and dancers from the Broadway stage. This professsional atmosphere where they receive individual attention from actors and directors that have been working in theatres across the world professionally give them not only a broad learning experience not seen in other children theatre programs, but a mentor and adovate that has established relationships within the industry.

In addition to the workshops, we have re-vamped our Teen Repertory Company. This year-long program is for the older actor that hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the craft of acting. The year covers different methodologies of acting, script analysis, performance, and a trip to New York City to see a show. This past summer Repertory students saw the Broadway revival of Company, and performed in a final showcase for family and friends. Our repertory program is meant for the serious young actor wishing to prepare himself or herself for acting at the college level.

It is my hope these programs coupled with our production schedule will enrich our commitment to making theatre arts accessible to every child in our community for many years to come keeping the educational aspect always at the forefront.

My sincere thanks to all of our patrons, donors and parent volunteers for their continuous support. I would also like to thank our dedicated Board of Directors for their tireless efforts in supporting our mission.


Tara O’Hare Gnolfo