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Canterbury Children’s Theatre have presented smaller-scale ‘cushion’ productions since 1989, with up to three cushion shows a year. It was the dream of Life Member Peggy Grant, and has been a place for many young actors, stage crew and directors to try their hand.
Cushion shows are less than an hour long, and are presented in an intimate environment where the audience are inches away from the action. They are especially aimed at younger children, but audiences of all ages will find the shows entertaining and delightful.
Our most recent cushion shows have all been written specifically for our stage by local playwrights and members of the Society, ensuring that both new stories and time-honoured favourites are presented in a way that is fresh and relevant.
Canterbury Children’s Theatre (CCT) has a proud 60-year history of producing quality theatre for the children of Canterbury and is indeed the first company of its kind in New Zealand.
Following the ideals of our founder, Neta Neale OBE, we have consistently entertained and enchanted generations of Cantabrians. Live theatre offers a unique opportunity for children of all ages to be involved in an exciting and imaginative experience. This can be the start of a life long appreciation of the arts.
All shows are performed by adult volunteers who give their time and effort freely. CCT is in the unique position of utilising the wonderful historic Malthouse building by the Heathcote river on Colombo St. Step inside the doors and enter our world of make believe. It is here that we stage our very popular Cushion Theatre productions.