CTM's mission is to create vibrant theater experiences that engage, educate & inspire young people and their communities.
Founded in 1965, CTM is a Madison institution providing exceptional theatre productions for family audiences. Education is central to our mission. In addition to our season of productions, CTM offers a year-round drama school. Classes in all aspects of performance, focusing on acting, are available for ages 4 and up. Performers gain confidence, develop collaboration skills, improve concentration and focus, enhance their acting abilities and make life-long friends. Our teaching artists are theater professionals - actors, directors, choreographers and singers - who are passionate about sharing their skills with young performers. They focus on creating a fun, supportive environment for the beginning and seasoned performer. Our renowned Summer Stage Program is the cornerstone of our educational program. Held in the Overture Center for the Arts, students can participate in one-week, two-week or three-week sessions, all of which conclude with a public performance.