About the Theatre

Wheelock Family Theatre Is Committed To…

  • Quality – We work with top professional actors, directors, and designers from around New England to produce shows of the highest quality.
  • Family – Our productions are designed to be a shared experience for intergenerational audiences—children, teens, parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
  • Engagement – We enrich the theatre experience for young people by offering a free workshop or other activity before or after every performance.
  • Inclusiveness – We are a national leader in our service to audiences who are historically under-served: people with disabilities, people of color, and low-income families.
  • Education – We offer a wide range of theatre classes and workshops, and work extensively with schools and community organizations. Our connection to Wheelock College informs and strengthens our educational programs.

Established

1981 by Andrea Genser, Anthony Hancock, Susan Kosoff, and Jane Staab.

Location

Conveniently located on the campus of Wheelock College at 200 The Riverway in Boston, near the museums, Longwood Medical Area, and Fenway Park.

Status

Non-profit professional theatre affiliated with Actors' Equity Association.

Season

Four mainstage productions — usually a family musical, a children's play appealing to all ages, a drama or comedy appealing to older children and teens, and a holiday show.

Wheelock College

Improving the Lives of Children and Families

As a private college with a public mission, Wheelock strives to be the premier college educating people to create a safe, caring, and just world for children and families. As we have since 1888, we contribute to the vitality of families, communities, and societies by:

  • Educating students who are well prepared academically and as practitioners with real-world experience—ready to be leaders and advocates, confident in their abilities, and sought after in a wide range of careers
  • Advocating for programs, policies, and laws that enhance the quality of life for children and families
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Being involved with Wheelock Family Theatre was one of the most fortunate aspects of growing up in Boston. Doing shows there fostered my creativity and imagination, provided a rich sense of community, and most of all, gave me the confidence to attempt acting professionally. I am eternally grateful to the staff and cast members who challenged and supported me throughout my adolescence. 

Julia Jones, former student & actor, appeared as Leah Clearwater in Twilight: Eclipse