The Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young

What is Theatre for the Very Young?

  • A professional performance for children ages 05 years old and their grown-ups
  • An artistic experience that overcomes age and developmental barriers, language, and developmental barriers, expanding the consciousness of very young audience members and integrating bi-lingual elements into each show.
  • A way for focus and creative thinking to be nurtured, or even discovered for the first time!
  • A cultural experience for the very young on their own terms
  • An inventive approach to making quality art experiences
  • A fun and inspiring experience for both children and their parents

"Theatre for the Very Young engages both parents and their pre-school children in creative experiences. The fourth wall is dissolved as young ones willingly become a part of the experience."

—Rosemary Newcott, director


TVY season tickets are on sale now

Information about individual shows can be found on the shows' respective pages linked below. Season tickets begin at $20 for two shows along with great benefits. TVY season ticket holders receive 15% off additional tickets to all Alliance Theatre productions, 10% off acting classes, and $5 off return tickets to TVY performances during the season.

Season tickets are free for children 0–5 years old with a paid adult admission.

TVY season ticket packages are available with two, three, or all four productions.

Buy your season tickets »


All performances of The Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young are presented in the Black Box Theatre on the 3rd floor of the Woodruff Memorial Arts Building.

For on-campus directions and fun guideclick here.

For a campus map, click here.

For more information, contact Olivia Aston Bosworth at 404.733.4702 or



Support for this program is provided by the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation.

Theatre for the Very Young Series The Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young; for children 0–5 years old

Sat, Sep 24 to Sun, Nov 6

Based on the book by Eric Carle—think, observe, and move like your favorite animals.

Sun, Nov 13

Join Monkey on his journey and together, we can discover if this magical story is true. Filled with traditional Indian music and dancing, this charming retelling of an Indian myth promises to engage the senses and inspire the imagination.

Tue, Jan 10 to Sun, Feb 19

Using the rhyming and simple language of the books, this play explores the often terrifying experience of making a new friend.

Tue, Mar 14 to Sun, Apr 9

A gentle and awe-inspiring introduction to the wonders of the pre-historic world.


Moby Dick Photo

In an effort to cater to the busy theatre patron with the full schedule, here are five reasons why you should strongly consider spending an afternoon or evening on the Pequod.

Bill Nunn - Blues for an Alabama Sky

Alliance Theatre Playwright in Residence Pearl Cleage remembers her friend and colleague, actor Bill Nunn (Do the Right Thing, Spider Man), who starred as Sam in her world premiere production, Blues for an Alabama Sky.

The Alliance Teen Ensemble has the opportunity to see and review each production during the season. See their responses to "Ugly Lies the Bone."



1280 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Send Us A Message