Peppercorn Theatre is Kaleideum’s professional theatre for young audiences and their caregivers. We produce original theatre works in order to inspire wonder, curiosity, and lifelong learning in children and our community.
Join us this spring at Kaleideum Downtown for a Regional Retelling for Young Audiences!
The Jungle Book
A Regional Retelling for Ages 4 & up
April 2 – 18, 2019
at Kaleideum Downtown
Ignite a fireside retelling of this classic adventure tale. In a tent under the stars, a group of friends conjure a storytelling experience full of the sounds and sights of the Piedmont’s wildest creatures.
Public and Group Performances Available
Audition for Peppercorn’s upcoming summer project, Stoo’s Famous Martian American Gumbo!
Peppercorn Theatre at Kaleideum is seeking performers (ages 18 and older) for a new play to perform in July 2019. Actors must be available for rehearsal from June 10 – July 11 and performances July 12 – 28. There is $1000 stipend for all performers.
Drop-in auditions are March 29 from 5-8 pm and March 30 from 2-5 pm at Kaleideum Downtown, no appointment necessary. Click below for further details about audition requirements.
What We Do
Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA)
Performances designed for ages 4 and up, but enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Our TYA explores themes relevant to our community through verbal, movement-based, and musical storytelling. Visit our SHOWS page for upcoming TYA mainstage performances.
Theatre for the Very Young (TVY)
Performances crafted for babies and toddlers ages 0-5 and their caregivers. TVY is visually stimulating, largely non-verbal, and often includes live music, lights, hands-on props, puppetry, and dance. Visit our SHOWS page for upcoming TVY mainstage performances.
Performance-Based Field Trips
School groups visiting Kaleideum can request the add-on of a 30-minute play performed for their class. Performances are available for PreK through 3rd grade groups, and meet a variety of NCES and Common Core State Standards. READ MORE
Teaching Artist Playshops
These sessions offer networking opportunities, hands-on activities for teaching artists to apply in their practice, and opportunities to get acquainted with local arts and arts education organizations.
Join the Teaching Artist Playshop Facebook group for news about upcoming events.