Talespinner Children's Theatre

Talespinner Children's Theatre is a professional theater for child audiences based in Cleveland, Ohio. Its inaugural season began in early 2012, and since its inception has been based in the Reinberger Auditorium in the Gordon Square neighborhood in the city's Near West Side.
TCT specializes in presenting imaginative original work inspired by or adapted from classic tales from world literature. To date, each play produced has been an original work commissioned by TCT from a Cleveland-area playwright. Presented on the thrust, platform stage in the Reinberger Auditorium, productions feature small ensembles of adult actors, utilizing puppets, dance, movement, music and song and fantastical costumes to bring each play to life for young audiences.
TCT also provides theater-arts classes for children throughout the year.
Founded by Artistic Director Alison Garrigan, TCT has a board of directors and paid staff.

Critical Response

During its brief history, TCT has received strong support from Cleveland area critics. Rave and Pan blog reviewer Christine Howey has said their work is "always engaging" and CoolCleveland.com has asserted that "performances at Talespinner Children’s Theatre are always magical".


Cleveland Critics Circle, Special Recognition "for producing shows for kids that adults can enjoy, using local writers as adaptors and playwrights".


2018 Season