NCTC Performing Arts Theatre offers hands-on educational experiences in the performing arts for children and young adults from preschool through college. Home of Newington Children’s Theatre Company, NCTC is Connecticut’s oldest operating children’s theatre. Founded in 1963 as a town program, the company became an independent nonprofit organization in 2002. NCTC offers performances, classes, events, and educational programs in acting, music, and dance. Its flagship program, the NCTC Touring Company, is the only one of its kind in Connecticut, and gives its young cast the opportunity each year to tour a fully-staged musical to audiences throughout the state. The company operates its own performance, rehearsal and educational facility in Newington.