Nonprofit Profile

Bay Area Children's Theatre

Rebecca Posamentier
2055 Center Street, Berkeley

Our professional mainstage productions in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Sunnyvale introduce children to the joy of theatre and literature by bringing great children's books to life onstage through productions created and performed by award-winning artists. Through a range of theatrical art forms including music, dance, puppetry, and drama, our shows inspire imagination, empathy, and critical thinking and provide shared artistic experiences that strengthen family bonds.

At Bay Area Children's Theatre, we believe passionately in the power of theatre to enrich children's lives. Founded in 2004 by five arts educators with a dream, BACT has grown to become a major creative force in the Bay Area reaching over 115,000 children and adults each year. Our vision is for all Bay Area children to have the opportunity to experience live theatre before they finish elementary school.

The many benefits of experiencing live theatre include:
improving literacy and critical thinking
fostering creativity, empathy, and understanding
developing confidence and teamwork
encouraging civic engagement and lifelong arts appreciation