Creative Arts Theatre Company

Creative Arts Theatre

Touring Productions

Creative Arts Theatre is the City of Tampa's resident, professional theatre company for young audiences. A staff of 5 professional artists create and perform innovative theatre experiences, inspired by classic and contemporary children’s literature. Their mission is to encourage literacy throughout Hillsborough County through the magic of live performance.

They present over 200 performances annually at community centers, libraries, and schools, reaching an audience of approximately 15,000 people. Over the past 50 years, they have performed for more than one million children and their families. Creative Arts Theatre Company is a proud member of Theatre for Young Audiences/USA.

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A play by Barry Kornhauser

Balloonacy Show Art

Imagine a single balloon changing one person’s life forever, proving it’s never too late to re-discover the unbridled joy of play. Balloonacy is a tender, uplifting show suited for audiences of all ages. Sweet, inventive and packed with physical comedy, this play explores the power of friendship and shows how, with a little imagination and acceptance, companionship is everywhere.

The show will be followed by a live question and answer session with some of the cast and crew. Best suited for children 5 and up.

A complete virtual performance schedule coming soon!

#HappyAtHomeTPA with TPR

There are so many ways to get the kids (and the family) entertained, engaged, and safe with our #HappyAtHomeTPA with TPR virtual rec page. There you can find past theatre performances, dancing, play, and storytime videos and many other resources.

You can also visit the City's YouTube channel for our full playlist!

Creative Arts Theatre Programming During COVID-19
Creative Arts Theatre
The Making of a Creative Arts Theatre Production
Kids dressed up in masks and capes
Summer Camps

Creative Arts Theatre Company offers camps during the summer for youth 6-13 years of age. Topics include acting, improvisation, musical theatre, character creation, and comedy.