Talespinner Children’s Theatre aspires to be Cleveland’s theatrical home from birth through adulthood. By honoring the experiences, wisdom, and imagination of the young people in our community, we strive to be leaders here and beyond.
We believe that theatre is for everyone. And we believe that this is a value that must be shown through action.
At Talespinner, each and every one of our performances is Pay-What-You-Choose. We want to be part of creating a world in which cost is not a barrier to accessing high quality, vibrant, meaningful live theatre. Through generous sponsors like the Ohio Savings Bank, we are able to ensure that every family can come see a show at TCT.
Through our accessibility programming, we partner with organizations and experts to ensure that individuals who represent a diversity of access needs are part of designing the tools we provide. We believe in the “nothing about us without us” approach to accessibility. All of our performances are designed to be sensory friendly, and for each production we offer a variety of access tools, including American Sign Language interpreted performances, open captions, noise-reducing headphones, sunglasses, fidget kits, a quiet space, and more.
We have an endless dedication to curiosity, exploration and knowledge and we use stories and theatre to explore big ideas, connect and express ourselves. We believe every child brings wisdom and wonder to the theatre, and to the classroom, and we create spaces in which children can become leaders and dreamers.
We respect and value children as fully-fledged individuals. Our works meet children where they are and our space is always child-friendly.
We believe art has true value and we compensate our artists for their creativity and contributions.