CWCT is dedicated to growth and educational opportunities for our area youth through theatre arts.


We provide a positive environment where they learn theatre skills, empathy, and teamwork in the process of working on and performing in plays, musicals, and other related activities. Our motto is that no stage is too big, and no person is too small to be a part.

"Theatre is the art form of the present: it exists only in the present, and then it's gone." -Simon McBurney


Central Wisconsin Children’s Theatre was formed in 1979 by the merger of two existing organizations – Wausau Children’s Theatre and The Merry Pipers. Since that time, CWCT is the only theatre organization in the area offering theatre consistently for and by children.


Over the years, hundreds of shows have been produced by thousands of children in Wausau and the surrounding communities of

Central Wisconsin.



CWCT does a number main stage shows (plays and musicals) each season (July-June). We hold drama camps during the summer and have other opportunities for area youth to be involved in programming throughout the year.


Our shows generally rehearse for 6-8 weeks prior to performances with auditions for the next show coming near the end or just after the previous show is concluded. 

We are privileged to perform in a variety of venues around the area, such as the UWSP at Wausau Center for Civic Engagement, The historic Grand Theater, the Creske Community Center in Mosinee, as well as various local school auditoriums.

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