Roanoke Children’s Theatre: Professional Theatre for Young Audiences is the valley’s only professional theatre designed just for children. RCT’s mission is to provide high quality theatre education and entertainment for kids, their schools and their families with year-round productions and programming. RCT produces four targeted literary or issue-based productions per year. We employ professional theatre staff, professional adult actors, and professional theatre educators and designers, who then team with local youth and talent to create a unique mentoring opportunity that benefits the entire community. Since opening in 2008, RCT’s productions, educational outreach programming and theatre education classes have served more than 132,000.