Building Campaign


There’s No Place Like Home…

Since 1975, Cookeville Children’s Theatre has supplied our community with quality Arts programs, nurturing young artists and audiences, and utilizing the talents of our area’s youth and local arts professionals.

In order to live out our mission more fully, and to serve the growing number of young people we have involved, we needed a space that we could call our own. In 2016, our 40th year, we found our HOME in the heart of Cookeville. Our rehearsal hall sits directly across from Ralph’s Donuts on Cedar Street, just down the street from the Cookeville Performing Arts Center, our mainstage performance home.

Since then, we have experienced incredible growth. In 2018 the number of young people who participated in our mainstage production as actors or technical assistants totaled 156!  Our mainstage production ran for 24 performances during the month of November, and students were bussed in from all over the state to see the performance during the run. Our school day performances play to approximately 6,000 school age children from rural Tennessee.  Our other 10 performances serve approximately 3500 community members.

Additionally, our education programs, our workshops and ongoing classes, serve approximately 400 students per year.


Become a Donor, Leave a Legacy.

Our climb is far from over and we need your help! Our Building Campaign is still in full swing, with the goal set forth to become mortgage free by 2021. We invite you to make a one time donation. or a pledge over a period of years. Large or small. every gift is important and greatly appreciated. All contributions are tax deductible.

Contributions in excess of $100.00 will be honored with a permanent display in the Cookeville Children's Theatre Center

For more information, please download our brochure below.