Bay Area Children's Theatre

6114 La Salle Ave, Suite 431
Oakland CA  94611

Phone: (510) 296-4433

Bay Area Children's Theatre

Inspiring young audiences and their families with imaginative works of theatre.

Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) was founded in 2004 as Active Arts Theatre for Young Audiences to bring high quality theatre to family audiences in the Bay Area. We specialize in literary adaptations of great children’s books. Through challenging and exciting productions that emphasize artistic excellence, we seek to engage a new generation of theatergoers and inspire young people to open their imaginations to new worlds. BACT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Performance Venues:

BERKELEY
Freight and Salvage
2020 Addison Street

BERKELEY
Osher Studio
2055 Center Street

OAKLAND
Children's Fairyland
699 Bellevue Ave

SAN RAMON
Front Row Theater
17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd

SAN RAMON
Dougherty Valley Performing A

To inspire young audiences with imaginative productions, introduce children of all backgrounds to the excitement of live theatre, and create an engaging, entertaining, and educational environment in which children and their families can explore and enjoy

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Founded: 2004
Parking: Street, Parking Lot

Categories: Non-Profit Organization, Theatre




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Past Events

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site the Musical

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site the Musical
10:30 am - 03/17/2018

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

Bedtime is approaching, and this team of construction vehicles needs to get their rest. But Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bathtime,...

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka in Sunnyvale

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka in Sunnyvale
10:30 am - 01/27/2018

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows Charlie’s magical adventure when he wins a tour of Wonka’s chocolate factory. You’ll love the feast of songs from the original...

Teddy Bears' Picnic Opens in SF

Teddy Bears' Picnic Opens in SF
10:00 am - 01/26/2018

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

Teddy Bear’s Picnic is a multi-sensory story designed for the youngest audience members. Interact with the actors, join in song and dance, and see and touch the...

Beautiful Oops! World Premiere in Berkeley

Beautiful Oops! World Premiere in Berkeley
06:30 pm - 01/19/2018

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

“A torn piece of paper is just the beginning” in Beautiful Oops!, Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s original, immersive musical theatre experience in which audience...

Old MacDonald: Beyond the Farm Opens in Berkeley

Old MacDonald: Beyond the Farm Opens in Berkeley
10:00 am - 01/12/2018

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

Old MacDonald: Beyond the Farm is a multi-sensory story designed for the youngest audience members. Interact with the actors, join in song and dance, and see and...

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are In a Play!" in Sunnyvale

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are In a Play!" in Sunnyvale
10:30 am - 01/06/2018

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

Expect happy high jinks galore—and a wonderful time, with music and rhyme—as Mo Willems’ two most unlikely pals cavort through the joys and trials of friendship...

The Night Fairy

The Night Fairy
07:00 pm - 12/22/2017

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

When tiny but feisty Flory loses her fairy wings in an attack by a bat, she has to muster all her courage and ingenuity to survive in a garden full of threatening...

RISA NYE, "There Was A Fire Here: A Memoir", in conversation with ALEX GREEN

RISA NYE, "There Was A Fire Here: A Memoir", in conversation with ALEX GREEN
07:00 pm - 06/16/2016

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

Local writer and blogger Risa Nye, Writer joins us on Thursday June 16th to discuss her new book "There Was A Fire Here: A Memoir". She'll be in conversation with...

Rickshaw Girl - April 2 thru May 22

Rickshaw Girl - April 2 thru May 22
11:00 am - 04/02/2016

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

April 2-10 at the Front Row Theater in San Ramon April 16-May 1 at the Children's Creativity Museum Theater in San Francisco May 7-22 at The Osher Studio in Berkeley A...

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young
10:30 am - 03/19/2016

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

How does your garden grow? This story experience gives very young children, ages 0 to 4, creative opportunities to play, sing, imagine and act out stories together.....

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young
09:00 am - 03/19/2016

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

How does your garden grow? This story experience gives very young children, ages 0 to 4, creative opportunities to play, sing, imagine and act out stories together.....

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young
10:30 am - 03/18/2016

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

How does your garden grow? This story experience gives very young children, ages 0 to 4, creative opportunities to play, sing, imagine and act out stories together.....

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young
09:00 am - 03/18/2016

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

How does your garden grow? This story experience gives very young children, ages 0 to 4, creative opportunities to play, sing, imagine and act out stories together.....

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young
09:00 am - 03/12/2016

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

A multi-sensory story experience for the youngest audience members -- ages 0 to 4 -- with moments of interactive engagement! Friday - Sunday, 9 and 10:30 a.m., thru...

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young
10:30 am - 03/11/2016

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

A multi-sensory story experience for the youngest audience members -- ages 0 to 4 -- with moments of interactive engagement! Friday - Sunday, 9 and 10:30 a.m., thru...

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young
09:00 am - 03/11/2016

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

A multi-sensory story experience for the youngest audience members -- ages 0 to 4 -- with moments of interactive engagement! Friday - Sunday, 9 and 10:30 a.m., thru...

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young
10:30 am - 03/06/2016

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

A multi-sensory story experience for the youngest audience members -- ages 0 to 4 -- with moments of interactive engagement! Friday - Sunday, 9 and 10:30 a.m., thru...

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young
09:00 am - 03/06/2016

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

A multi-sensory story experience for the youngest audience members -- ages 0 to 4 -- with moments of interactive engagement! Friday - Sunday, 9 and 10:30 a.m., thru...

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young
09:00 am - 03/05/2016

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

A multi-sensory story experience for the youngest audience members -- ages 0 to 4 -- with moments of interactive engagement! Friday - Sunday, 9 and 10:30 a.m., thru...

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young

Bloom Kaboom! Theatre for the Very Young
09:00 am - 03/04/2016

At Bay Area Children's Theatre

A multi-sensory story experience is designed for the youngest audience members -- ages 0 to 4 -- with moments of interactive engagement! Friday - Sunday thru April...

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