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Calico Children's Theatre

Ticket Information

Credit card processing online has ended.  Tickets will be available at the Krueger Auditorium ticket desk 1/2 hour before each show as available. 

SOLD OUT- December 12, 10:30 a.m. yellow bus performance

yellow bus

Check out show times for the Yellow Bus Series, daytime shows for school groups!

Series Information


2013 Performance of Pinkalicious

2013 Performance of "Pinkalicious"

Calico Children's Theatre Season Schedule 2014-15

Bring your child to a live theatre experience at the Calico Children's Theatre and watch their imagination soar!  This season's performances are geared towards families with children in K-8.  The cost of tickets per performance is $5-7 per person (see pricing below).  Buy season tickets and save!  All performances are approximately one hour long and are held in the Krueger Auditorium on the UC Clermont College campus.

Click here for info about our daytime Yellow Bus Series performances of "The Night Before Christmas" for school groups.


Upcoming Performances

 The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

presented by ArtReach: A Division of the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

Yellow Bus Series Performances

SOLD OUT- Friday, December 12, 10:30 a.m.
Friday, December 12, 12:30 p.m.

General Public Performance

Friday, December 12, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 13, 10:30 a.m.

Admission is $3 per person for Yellow Bus Series performances, $5 per person for general public performances or season tickets $15, all three shows (excludes Yellow Bus Series)

“…And all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”  It’s Christmas Eve and the anticipation is building.  Presents, lights, even milk and cookies… but are you ever too old for family traditions?  Based on the enchanting poem by Clement Clark Moore, this lyrical adaptation celebrates the joy of family and the magic of holiday stories, reminding everyone what Christmas is all about. Recommended for grades K-6              


Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 13, 8:30 - 11 a.m.
Location: Peters-Jones, Student Lounge

Families, join us for a pancake breakfast, photos with Santa and goodies and crafts for kids!  This annual event,sponsored by UC Clermont College, Student Life, is FREE and open to the public.  No registration required.



Past Performances

Magic of the Night

Magic of the Night

presented by Stephen Knight

Thursday, October 30, 7 p.m.

Admission is $7 per person
or season tickets $15, all three shows

Back again, by popular demand! Magic of the Night, featuring illusionist Stephen Knight in an original haunted magic show filled with chills and thrills for the whole family. Inspired by the traveling midnight ghost shows of the past, this spectacular production features Halloween-themed illusions and magical ghostly phenomena.  Stephen transforms skeletons into humans, causes a witch to float in mid-air, and shares the tales of several “haunted” artifacts with the audience. Comedy abounds as when one young audience member is invited to a magic laboratory to create their very own monster. The special effects and props featured in this show are spooky – not bloody or gory – making this the perfect family fright for adults and children to enjoy together. 
Recommended for grades 1-8           

Show off your Halloween spirit by wearing costumes to the show!


Check out this FUN pre-show activity!

Pinkalicious Fashion Parade

Halloween Reception

Thursday, October 30, 5:15-6:15 pm
Location: Peters-Jones, Student Lounge

Wear your Halloween costume to the reception and receive a treat!  Before Stephen Knight dazzles audiences with his spooktacular magic show join us for refreshments and Halloween-themed kids crafts.  This event is FREE and open to theatre attendees. No registration required. 



Puppets Kapow!

Puppets Kapow!

presented by The Frisch Marionettes

Friday, November 14, 7 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person
or season tickets $15, all three shows

Always a Calico favorite, The Frisch Marionettes return with a brand new show and stage.  A fast paced, fun filled show featuring fabulous puppets performing fantastic feats! Marionettes! Hand puppets! Shadow puppets! Black light puppets! And rod puppets will sing, dance and perform tricks that will have you laughing and shouting for more!  The puppet show that packs a Punch!                                                                   Recommended for grades K-6          




Season Sponsor

These programs made possible with the generous support of our 2014-15 sponsor.

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Series Sponsor

Schedule is subject to change.  All ticket sales are final.

For more information contact Community Arts at (513) 558-1215 or
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