The Oregon Children’s Theatre (OCT) mission is to create exceptional theater experiences that transform lives. As a professional theater company for young audiences, OCT is committed to ensuring children have access to creative, arts-based educational experiences that contribute to their personal growth and learning. We regard our role as one that entertains as well as educates, recognizing that the most effective learning often combines both. Our main programs include: 1) an annual season of five professional stage productions; 2) arts education and outreach programs in support of schools and communities; 3) an Acting Academy program with theater classes for children age 3 to 18; and the Young Professionals Company, a teen training and mentoring program. Every year, OCT reaches over 120,000 children and families with professional, high-quality theater experiences—on stage, at school, and in studio classrooms.