The North Carolina Theatre for Young People

Since 1962, UNCG's North Carolina Theatre for Young People has performed live theatre for more than two million children in Greensboro, Guilford County, across the state, and throughout the region. Taylor Theatre, located at 406 Tate Street, was designed with young audiences in mind, and each of our 475 seats provides an intimate view of the stage. Building on our excellent reputation for artistic and educational programming, we offer our audiences plays drawn from contemporary literature, classics, and original works. NCTYP offers outreach programs and touring productions bringing our expertise in theatre education and drama-in-education to area educators and community members.


View the 2017-2018 NCTYP Brochure

Next up at NCTYP:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Richard R. George

November 11-14 & 14-17, 2017

Based on the popular novel by Roald Dahl

Directed by Todd Siff

Taylor Theatre

2 pm on November 11,12,18
7:30 pm on November 11 & 18
9:30 am and 12 noon November 14-17

Charlie is one of five kids who win a chance to tour Willy Wonka's mysterious candy-making operation. While the other children are never satisfied with what they have, Charlie is grateful and amazed by the incredible experience. Is his kind heart the key to to unlocking Wonka's prize? Will all of his dreams come true? Travel with us through the infamous Chocolate Factory to find out for yourself!

Buy Tickets

Or, tickets are available by phone at 336-272-0160 or the Brown Box Office (336-334-4392).

NCTYP, Spring Tour

Spring 2018

North Carolina Theatre For Young People, Spring Tour

Title TBA

Stuart Little

March 13-18, 2018

Stuart Little poster

by E.B. White with the fantasy adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette
Directed by James MacFarlane

Taylor Theatre

March 13-16 at 9:30
March 15-16 at 12 noon
March 17 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
March 18 at 2 pm

Stuart Little jumps off the page and onto the stage in this adaptation of this classic children's story of a courageous and spunky little mouse. Intended for audiences four years old and up.

Buy Tickets

Or, tickets are available by phone at 336-272-0160 or the Brown Box Office (336-334-4392).

If my school or group is interested in booking the North Carolina Theatre for Young People tour to come to my school, whom do I contact?

Contact the North Carolina Theatre for Young People office at 336-334-4015. We are currently booking the Spring NCTYP (NC Theatre for Young People) Tour, which will run in the Spring 2012 semester every Tuesday/Thursday and Saturday in February, March, and April.

What is the age appropriateness of the North Carolina Theatre for Young People plays?

This question is answered on a play-by-play basis. Many "TYP" shows are geared for pre-school to sixth graders, while others are targeted for a middle school audience, etc.

Please contact the NCTYP office at 336-334-4015 if you have specific concerns about age appropriateness.

How long are the TYP shows?

At the North Carolina Theatre for Young People, we strive to have all performances under an hour. However, there are exceptions to this rule. When we offer a mainstage musical (i.e. The Sound of Music or Peter Pan) to school groups, we do perform the entire musical, which can be as long as two and a half hours. Please feel free to call the TYP office at 336-334-4015 to determine the approximate length of a specific TYP performance.

What do I wear to attend the theatre?

As we are on a college campus, we do not follow a specific dress code. You are welcome to wear blue jeans, shorts, etc. We recommend business casual attire.