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Support for Crystal Theatre has been provided from CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts from the Connecticut State Legislature as well as the city of Norwalk, CT.

Fairfield County's Premier Children's Theatre

CT Intro

Since 1987, Crystal Theatre has been Fairfield County’s leading performing arts center for children. Our rehearsal spaces are located in the Ben Franklin Community Center in historic South Norwalk, CT. We have programs available for children of all ages, from those as young as four years old to those in their senior year of high school. Our mission is to help every motivated student become a better performer through practice and positive reinforcement.  

Norwalk's Only Year-Round
Community Theatre

Crystal Community Theatre, established in 2022, joins a myriad of local community theatres, but none in Norwalk. With a 232-seat theatre in downtown South Norwalk, our new community theatre provides another outlet for artistic expression among the many talented adults in the area, producing a combination of classic plays & musicals as well as adult productions of our critically acclaimed original productions.

Upcoming Performances

Broadway Blockbusters

May 25, 2023 at 7:30pm

The Ugly Duckling

May 20, 2023 at 6:30pm

May 21, 2023 at 3pm

Mother Jones & the Children's Crusade

June 3-5, 2023 @ Theatre Row, NYC

Soundtracks: Dance Dimensions Spring 2023 Recital

June 3-5, 2023 @ Theatre Row, NYC

News & Updates

5/16/23 - Auditions open for "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time"

Director Mat Young will be auditioning interested performers on July 16th and 17th. Sign-ups are optional but encouraged and available under "COMMUNITY THEATRE". 

5/14/23 - Click the PDF icon below to read the May edition of the Crystal Courant, our virtual newsletter. 

5/8/23 - Congratulations to the Monday and Tuesday casts of "Hansel, Gretel, and the Gingerbread Kids"!

Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for pictures from a superb weekend of performances from our elementary school classes.

4/24/23 - Thanks to everyone involved in our 35th anniversary benefit!

To the many local restaurants, the countless volunteers, the 200 audience members, the cast of 30 alumni, and to everyone who made our 35th anniversary benefit a success. We presented an all alumni-cast of our original musical, "A Spinning Tale", raffled off 14 seats to Broadway shows, awarded this year's memorial scholarships, and more! Scroll down to see some pictures from our celebration. 

Summer camps are open for registration!

Check out these preview trailers of our 2023 summer camps!

Recent Events at Crystal Theatre

5/25 & 5/26: Preschool & K/1 performance of "The Ugly Duckling" by Sally & George Lombardo

5/20 & 5/21: Middle school performance of "Ellis Island" by Cheryl E. Kemeny

5/6 & 5/7: Elementary school performance of "Hansel, Gretel, and the Gingerbread Kids" by Cheryl E. Kemeny based on Humperdinck's opera


November 3rd-6th: "Louder than Words"

April 22nd: "A Spinning Tale" 35th Anniversary Alumni Celebration

August 4th-6th: "Whistleville, South Norwalk, 1907"

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