Group Bookings & Field Trips

With professional productions available throughout the school year, as well as affordable pricing, Oklahoma Children’s Theatre is the perfect field trip for your school or group.

 

With child-friendly productions, an accessible central location, as well as understandable and fair group reservation policies, we make visiting fun and easy. Explore our Upcoming Productions or keep reading below to learn more about our Group Bookings.

Quick Facts!

Show Times
Our weekday performances are typically held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:30 am. Please visit each production's information page for a complete list of dates and times.

Pricing
To allow for social distancing all of our weekday shows are reserved for group bookings only. The maximum number of attendees per performance is 100 people.
1-50 attendees: $250.00
50-100 attendees: $500.00
Attendees include all students, teachers, and chaperones.

Other Questions?
For more information about visiting Oklahoma Children's Theatre or to make a reservation please call our Box Office, at (405) 208-6200, Tues-Fri, 9:00 am-5:00 pm or email reception@oklahomachildrenstheatre.org.

 

What are group bookings?

We welcome all groups to enjoy our performances, including schools, church groups, youth organizations, day-cares, and other organizations. We recognize the complexities that bringing a group on a field trip has, and offer group-friendly policies for these bookings. Please note the following policies only refer to group bookings, and do not refer to smaller, individual reservations.

How can I reserve tickets for my group?

Reservations can be made by calling our Box Office on (405) 208-6200, Tues-Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm.

What are your payment policies?

To allow for adequate social distancing, we have changed the way tickets can be booked. Groups can either book half, or the whole theatre, up to either 50 or 100 people. The cost is $250 for 1-50 attendees, and $500 for up to 100 attendees

We accept cash, credit card, checks (made out to Oklahoma Children's Theatre), and purchase orders. All payments and group numbers need to be finalized and paid in full at least 14 days before the performance date. Bookings that are not paid by this time are subject to cancellation without notice.

Do you accept purchase orders?

We are happy to accept purchase orders. Approved purchase orders may be emailed to reception@oklahomachildrenstheatre.org, faxed to (405)-208-6202 or sent in by mail.

How do comp tickets work?

Everybody seeing the performance requires a ticket- this includes students, teachers, and chaperones. Complimentary tickets are provided to groups at a rate of 1 complimentary ticket per 20 paid child/ student tickets. Complimentary tickets may be used for any adult member of the group, including teachers and chaperones.

How do parents and chaperones purchase tickets? Will tickets be available at the door?

Group bookings are made by block purchase. All attendees including students, teachers, chaperones, drivers, etc. should be included in your group's number. Individual ticket sales are not available for any of our weekday shows.

Where are you located?

We are located on the campus of Oklahoma City University, and all of our shows take place in either the Children’s Center for the Arts Theatre (located on the corner of 25th and Blackwelder), or in the Burg Theatre (located just across the road in University School of Theatre building). You can view a location map here. We can also be found on Google and Apple Maps by searching for “Oklahoma Children’s Theatre”.

Where can we park?

Ample parking for private vehicles are available directly outside our building or within a very short walking distance. Buses may drop the groups off at the theatre and can be parked in any of the nearby streets.

Which theatre is my show in?

Each production’s venue is listed on our Upcoming Season page, and will either be the Children’s Center for the Arts Theatre, or the Burg Theatre.

How big is your theatre?

The number of seats in our theatre changes depending on venue and the staging requirements of the production. Generally speaking, the Burg theatre holds 220 people, and our main theatre The Children’s Center for the Arts holds 100 people.

What are the policies inside the theatre?

We believe the theatre is a special place, one that provides an exciting and intimate experience for audiences. You can help us create magical memories for our young audiences, as well as helping us ensure the comfort and safety of all patrons and actors, by following a few simple rules.

  • Photography and video recording is never permitted inside of a theatre. All of our productions are covered by strict copyright rules and any recording of the show is strictly prohibited. Further, flash photography is not only distracting to guests and actors alike, but presents a safety issue for our performers.
  • Food and drinks are not permitted in the theatre.
  • Cell phones are not permitted to be used. Aside from being rude, the glow of screens is distracting for guests and performers. Please help us keep our show engaging by turning phones off, or on silent, and keeping them put away during performances.
  • The stage is an exciting and colorful place- but it’s also off limits. Theatre sets aren’t always what they look like, and many of the pieces you see are not designed to be touched or played with. For your safety, and the safety of our sets, please stay off the stage.
When does the lobby open?

The box office opens 30 minutes prior to the show start time. We recommend larger groups arrive more than 20 minutes early to give plenty of time for ticket pickup, and to get settled in the theatre (as well as drink and restroom breaks!)

Will my group be seated together?

To ensure social distancing, all groups will be seated together, with at least 6' distance between groups. 

What age groups is this show for?

While most of our shows are child and family friendly, different shows are better suited towards different age groups. You can find recommended ages by viewing the production details for each show, or if you would like further guidance please call our Box Office on (405) 208-6200 and we will be happy to help find the most suitable option for your group.

When should we arrive for our scheduled performance?

Our theatre open 30 minutes prior to show time, and we ask that groups arrive with ample time to enter the theatre. Larger groups should aim to arrive at least 20 minutes in advance, to allow time for getting off the bus and getting seated in the theatre. We are unable to delay the start of shows for groups that arrive late.

Where can we take photographs?

You are welcome to take photographs within our facilities before and after the performance. Any photography or video recording during the performance is strictly prohibited. Audience members are not permitted on the stage for any reason.

Can we meet the actors?

Occasionally actors are available to talk to groups after the performance, however this must be organized in advance. To see if this is possible please talk to our Box Office staff on (405) 208-6200.

Can we change the number of people attending our field trip?

Group bookings are made in blocks of either 1-50 attendees or 51-100 attendees. We will provide seating for the maximum of these numbers, and don't require any notice as long as you stay within your reservation size. (For example going from 40 to 45 attendees). If your numbers change and need to increaase or decrease the number of blocks on your reservation please call us at (405) 208-6200.Please note that all changes are subject to availability.

Reservations cannot be decreased within 14 days of the performance, but may still be increased subject to availability.
 

What are your Covid policies?

The safety of our guests is our highest priority. We have implemented social distancing of audience members through a block-style reservation system ensuring different groups don't mix. We have further implemented enhanced cleaning and air-filtration throughout our facility. All of our staff will be masked, and masks and sanitizer will be available for all guests.

Masks are not required, but highly encouraged for all guests. This policy may be subject to change based on advice from the CDC, the Oklahoma Health Department, and school-district policies.

Can I get a refund or exchange my tickets?

We are unable to refund bookings within 14 days of the performance. Exchanges are generally not permitted, although occasional exceptions may be made. For information please call the box office on (405) 208-6200.

What happens if the weather is bad?

Safety of our patrons is upmost concern. In the event of severe weather, performances may be cancelled. Our box office staff will contact you by phone and email if a performance is cancelled. If a performance is cancelled our staff will work with you to find alternative arrangements or a refund willbe provided.

Please note, performances are only cancelled where weather services predict severe weather during the performance. We do not refund or exchange tickets for performances that are not cancelled.

Is there anywhere to eat lunch?

There are no indoor facilities available for group use, however there is an outdoor grass area right across the street.

Do you offer scholarships or financial aid for low income schools?

Oklahoma Children’s Theatre is committed to providing accessible theatre and arts opportunities for all Oklahoman children. Our affordable ticket prices, including discounted group ticket rates and flexible reservation policies, help us ensure that we are accessible to all members of our community.

Occasionally select opportunities, made possible through the support of generous partner organizations and individual donors, are available for groups that can demonstrate need. If you are interested in applying, please email us at reception@oklahomachildrenstheatre.org for more information.
 

I have other questions, who can I talk to?

We have answers to all of your questions. We can be reached by phone at (405) 208-6200, Tues - Fri 9:00am - 5:00 pm, or by emailing reception@oklahomachildrenstheatre.org.

I am only bringing a small group, do I have to reserve the whole block?

In an effort to ensure social distancing and COVID-safe measures within our facility we have moved to a block-style reservation system. When a reservation is made, either one half, or the whole theatre will be reserved exclusively for your group. Block sizes cannot be reduced further.

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