NATIONAL CHILDREN’S THEATRE SERVES THE COMMUNITY
1. Invite local schools that serve previously disadvantaged children to send their learners to see our main productions free of charge.
2. Tour our Life Skills programmes free of charge to schools in Soweto, Alexandra, Diepsloot, Sebokeng, etc. with a variety of shows:: It's your life (HIV/AIDS) * The Revealers (Anti-bullying) * African Tapestry (Environmental) * A Short Cut - to a Short Life (Blesser and Blessee - dangers of a Sugar Daddy)
3. Produce musicals and plays specially written or adapted for South African audiences, with professional casts: Seussical, Aladdin, George’s Marvellous Medicine..
4. Tour to or extend invitations to attend at the theatre all our productions free:
Orphanages, Homes for the physically and mentally challenged: Fire children, Cerebral Palsy Home, Schools for the Hard of Hearing, Old aged homes
5. Run workshops every Saturday during school term: classes in acting, singing, dancing: 15-20% bursary children attend free of charge.
6. Run holiday camps during the government school holidays Bursaries available
7. NACTIE CHILDREN: A special group of 20 talented children perform in front of audiences such as the Jozi Book Fair, the Kingsmead Book Fair
13. Run a Young Directors Programme: give experience to young, newly qualifieds to gain experience producing children’s plays so that they can apply for jobs. In 2016 this culminated in a Mini Festival, with 5 Young Directors producing plays based on the stories of Gcina Mhlophe, who was a special guest, and adjudicated by Renos Spanoudes
14. Run student traineeships with students who get on the job training.
15. Run a Shakespeare Club: 2 hours every Saturday afternoon for Grade7 and up