Riverside Children’s Theatre, a non-profit organization, is the leading children’s theater in Riverside County with an award-winning performing arts school and performance troupe. RCT has won awards from the Inland Theater League and the Press Enterprise. For 60 years, RCT has introduced thousands of children from Riverside and surrounding communities to the magical world of theater. Through participation in drama instruction and performance opportunities both on and off the stage, RCT is instilling a life-long love of the performing arts in the hearts of our youth. RCT is open for enrollment for all children in grades K through 8, with opportunities for students in grades 9 and up to participate in our Tech class where they will learn production, make-up, and stage crew skills.
Saturday School is the mandatory activity of the RCT program. Classes meet most Saturdays (typically 17-18 class days from late August through March/April) from 8:50 a.m. to noon, at Chemawa Middle School in Riverside. Students receive two hours of instruction in acting/drama, thirty minutes of dance, and thirty minutes of vocal music by experienced and qualified teachers every class day. Annual tuition for Saturday School is currently $400.00 for the first child, $375.00 for the second child, and $350.00 for each subsequent child. The Tech class is $275.00 per year. Tuition is due by the end of October for new families, and by the end of August for returning families.