Children's Theatre Company (CTC) began as The Moppet Players, a small company which produced creative dramatics, dance, and theatre for children. In 1965, The Moppet Players moved into the Minneapolis Institute of Art and in 1975 was incorporated as Children's Theatre Company. The Theatre's reputation was built on a history of adapting classic children's literature and storybooks, in addition to its extraordinary accomplishments in the areas of scenic and costume design.
For 50 years, CTC has created extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire young people and their communities. The first theatre for young people to win the Tony Award® for Outstanding Regional Theater, CTC has welcomed more than 11 million people and created over 200 new plays since 1965. CTC is recognized as North America's flagship theatre for multigenerational audiences as well as a major cultural and artistic resource in Minnesota.