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.

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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

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

Peppercorn Theatre was founded in 2010 as a vehicle for the creation, development, and professional production of new plays for family audiences in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 2014, Peppercorn joined the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, which later merged with SciWorks to become Kaleideum. To date, Peppercorn has produced 28 original plays in collaboration with organizations such as the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Krankies Coffee, Delta Arts Center, and Hanesbrands Theatre. Read about Peppercorn’s previous seasons here.

Teaching Artist Playshops

In partnership with Triad Stage, Peppercorn Theatre at Kaleideum offers monthly Teaching Artist Playshops for teaching artists or aspiring teaching artists in the Triad region.

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.

Work With Us

Peppercorn Theatre is currently hiring:

STEAM Teaching Artist




Check out Kaleideum’s Employment page for further opportunities.

Reach Out

Becca Drew Ramsey

Becca Drew Ramsey

Director of Theatre and Creative Learning
John Bowhers

John Bowhers

Director of Creative Production
Corinne Bass

Corinne Bass

Theatre Manager