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Theatre for Young Audiences by Mountain Theatre Company

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Providing Children Access to Live Professional Theatre!

At Mountain Theatre Company, we believe strongly in the benefits of giving children access to professional theatre. According to a 2019 study by the National Endowment for the Arts, "Seeing live theater offers a range of academic, social, and emotional benefits to children. This includes…an increased hope for their own future, with the ability to imagine attending college and envisioning success; a greater recognition that the arts can have a place in their lives in the present and future; improved engagement and behavior in school environments…increased success on standardized tests; higher writing scores; and a stronger command of narrative devices."

In the fall of 2022, Mountain Theatre Company produced our first Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) production with A Wrinkle in Time. This production featured a professional cast and creative team.


By working with local schools in the surrounding counties of Macon, Jackson, Transylvania, and Rabun, we were able to provide educational field trips for over 800 students to experience professional theatre completely free of charge. We also offered select evening and Saturday matinee performances for all to attend with a “pay what you can” ticketing plan.

We are proud to have received support for MTC's first TYA production in 2022 from a grant provided by Mountain Findings. We are currently raising funds for the cost of future TYA productions and programming at MTC. If you are interested in supporting this groundbreaking program for our community's youth, please email

Student Ticket Program

All local students of Macon, Jackson, Transylvania, and Rabun Counties receive FREE tickets to all MTC productions!

These complimentary Green Level tickets must be reserved in advance by calling or visiting the Box Office. A valid student ID will need to be presented.

Student Matinees

A student matinee performance of our production of Home for the Holidays is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2023. If you are a teacher who is interested in bringing your class to a student matinee, please email

Know Before You Go!

Please read our Student Show Information Packet before you arrive to find important information about parking, attending the show, and FAQs. If you have additional questions, please email

2023 Season Show Guides

Show Guides will be available here to print or download soon!

Mountain Theatre Company is thrilled to grow our Theatre For Young Audiences (TYA) and community outreach initiatives with this our Show Guide resource series. We can’t wait to share the magic of live theater with you!

These Show Guides will assist students, educators, and parents in preparing for their trip to an MTC performance and are designed especially for enhancing the experience of attending the show. Our goal is to provide a valuable resource for the production you attend, as well as an educational tool for your classroom, home, or simply a conversation over dessert after the show.

See an example of a Show Guide from A Wrinkle in Time below!
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