Nine O'Clock Players
Theatre for Children Program
Nine O’Clock Players Theatre Program
Founded in 1929, the Assistance League Theater is one of the oldest continuously performing children’s theaters in the United States. Our mission for 92 years has been to introduce children to the magic of live performance, literature and music through the joy of theatre.
The Nine O’Clock Players (“NOP”) Theatre for Children Program annually hosts more than 12,000 children from the Los Angeles area. NOP provides two full musical productions of classic children’s literature with life lessons adapted for children today. Field trips to the theater, at no or low cost, are provided to school children and families, particularly low-income and special needs students who might not be otherwise exposed to the magic of live theatre. During the pandemic, NOP even developed virtual performances and educator resources to provide meaningful arts enrichment that brings the magic of theatre into your home!
Serves 12,000 children annually
FY2021 more than 10,318 students and educators enjoyed the new virtual Magical Theatre Experience
Award-winning productions at no or low cost to children for 92 years
As seen in
Cinderella: The True Story
Based on the classic fairy tale, Cinderella: The True Story tells the story of the kind-hearted Cinderella who fights for a world where everyone from tailors to kings learns that bigger isn’t always better and that to truly be rich we should all share what we have. This delightful musical production has singing, dancing, princes in disguise, and a fairy godmother who doesn’t always get things right.
Opens March 5, 2023!
Book and Lyrics by Scott GuyMusic by Nick DeGregorio Musical Direction by Scott Anthony Direction by Eric Michaud
Tickets Available NOW!
Educating and uplifting
children to develop their
imagination and create
a better tomorrow
Magical Theatre Experience
The Nine O’Clock Players’ Magical Theatre Experience is a collection of video performances, educational videos, and tutorials including behind-the-scenes information on all aspects of theatre production such as costumes, makeup, acting, choreography, set design, props, sound, lighting and writing plays. The free videos include interactive segments to engage children to think critically about what they see. It’s a fun and educational virtual learning experience for kids, parents and educators.
The Assistance League Theater is one of the best kept secrets in Los Angeles. This historic gem, a newly renovated 330-seat auditorium, with state-of-the art technical equipment, four dressing rooms, a green room, backstage kitchen, and a charming outdoor patio.
Rates start at $300 per hour. Non-profit discounts available.
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Nine O’Clock Players Auxiliary produces classic children’s literature as live musical theatre – The Theatre for Children Program – in our historic 330-seat Assistance League Theater.
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