CTB was formed in 2000 after finding a need for young people to express themselves through acting, singing and dancing.
An experienced team started to put together an idea of a children's theatre and soon the first show was rehearsed, developed and staged in the local town hall!!! The rest as they say, is history.
Since then, we have staged 16 full shows and 3 additional cabaret performances.
We have also been invited to entertain the public at a number of venues throughout the Central Belt and beyond.
We have approximately 50 members in any given year aged 9yrs to 17yrs which is added to each year when we audition for new members.
We are a registered charity and CTB is a member of NODA, the National Operatic and Dramatic Association.
Fundraising plays a large part in our ability to stage a successful show each year so without members, parents and carers help, we could not continue to dazzle audiences, year after year.
It takes a lot of hard work behind the scenes to stage a successful show and we have the benefit of our own workshop to build scenery and props.
Nan McDonald is the founder of CTB and has many years experience of producing both adult and children’s theatre. In 2017 Nan retired as Producer of the company and Jamie O’Rourke is now Director and works with a Music Director and Choreographer.
Bill McDonald runs things behind the scenes alongside Trustees on the Admin Team while Scott McFarlane is in charge of the stage management including creating the scenery with others managing props and a costume team.
To encourage young people to by giving them the best possible chance to broaden their skills in acting, singing and dancing whilst giving them confidence and the ultimate joy of performing on stage.
We are a charitable organisation based in the local area and we take great pride in contributing whatever we can to the creative community, in and around Falkirk area.
Our aims are to encourage talented young people to fulfil their full potential and "be the best" that they can be and at the same time.
Our final objective is... HAVE FUN!
Producer / Director - Jamie O'Rourke
Music Director - Calum Campbell
Choreographer - Amy Grieve
Member of the National Operatic & Dramatic Association (NODA) and Falkirk & District Arts and Civic Councii
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Registered Charity Number SC029745.