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Resources

BCT Field Trip Guide

Where should you go?

  • Cars: Arrive on 19th Street North between 10th and 11th Avenues North and drop off in the circle. Parking will be available in the large BJCC lot across the street from the entrance that reads “Theatre, Concert Hall, Legacy Arena, Exhibition hall”. A BCT representative will be at the entrance to direct you. 

  • Buses: Arrive on 19th Street North between 10th and 11th Avenues North and drop off in the circel. A BCT representative will be at the entrance to direct you to your destination. Buses should remain parked in sequence of arrival and include a sign with your school name and bus #.

  • Our Wee Folks and MainStage theatres can be accessed through the main theatre lobby and the Charlotte Lane theatre - where our Tiny Tyke Tales take place - can be accessed through the administrative offices which are connected to the Legacy Arena.

What can I expect next?

  • Single File Lines: Remain in a single file line as you enter the theatre. Additional groups will be entering behind you.

  • Ushers: Once you enter the lobby, follow the usher to your group’s seating section

  • Seats: Once inside the theatre, fill in your assigned section completely. (Seating assignments are made in advance.)

  • Magic: Each BCT production is a unique experience, sparking the imagination of our young audiences

  • *if your group requires additional accommodations please call house management: 205-458-8181

  • No Photos! It’s the law: Photography and Videography are strictly prohibited during the performance.

Running late?

  • Please contact the theatre ASAP so accommodations can be made for your arrival: 205-458-8181

Other things to know

Inclement Weather:

In most cases, BCT follows local school closing guidelines regarding inclement weather. If a performance is cancelled due to weather, BCT will attempt to notify your contact on record and will work to reschedule.

Cell Phones:

During the performance, cell phones are strictly prohibited not only is it a distraction to you, but also to our friends enjoying the show and the actors on stage.

Accessibility: 

BCT is wheelchair accessible, offers sign-interpreted performances, as well as sensory friendly performances. Please check the website or contact the theatre for more information. 

Location:

The Birmingham Children’s Theatre is located at the BJCC and the address is: 

2130 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N Birmingham, AL 35203



Study Guides and Outreach

Why Study Guides?

Our Study Guides empower teachers and parents with customized lesson plans, concrete examples of cross-curriculum learning and specified arts integration techniques, while challenging students of all ages to bridge their arts experiences with current educational standards.

Created in partnership by BCT’s Director of Education and the Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts, all BCT Study Guides are tailored for each PreK-8th grade classroom and are carefully designed to include both National Arts Standards and State curriculum standards outlined by the Alabama Course of Study. These well researched resources are free for all BCT productions and are sure to become a key in-school component for supporting and sustaining arts education both in and out of the classroom.

Click the show logo to download the Study Guide. 

Outreach Programs

$100.00 for a one hour workshop or $ 500.00 for a workshop series (5 classes on the same outreach topic)

These programs are available during and after school hours. Each workshop allows for 30 students to participate; a $5 charge will be added per additional student. Mileage may be added for locations over 25 miles from Birmingham Children's Theatre. Listed below are our workshop options. 

Shakespeare Takes a Stand              Ages 8-18

In this outreach program, students will use Shakespeare to explore hot topic issues they are facing today. Bullying, self-image, women’s rights, and racism are examples of these topics.

 

Triple Threat Theatre             Ages 8-18

This theatre workshop hits all three facets: Acting, Singing, & Dancing. This is the next level up from basic theatre knowledge and skill.  Learn a dance combo, a hook of a song, and a monologue in one workshop. 

 

Creative Drama Play or WeeFolks Workshop           Ages 4-7

In this workshop, ages pre-k – 3rd graders will learn the building blocks of acting along with their school's core curriculum through the vehicle of theatre.

 

Alabama History                    Ages 8-18

In this workshop, students will learn about Alabama history through theatre.