In 2006, the seed was planted to start a children’s theatre in Collierville. The founders were convinced that our town needed and could support a theatre just for kids. Using donated rehearsal space from Collierville United Methodist Church and renting The Harrell Theatre, New Day Children’s Theatre was born. Within six months of opening, we had produced two main stage productions and been established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. New Day has impacted thousands of participants and audience members in the past 10 years, producing more than 32 shows as well as numerous camps and workshops.
New Day Children’s Theatre provides theatrical exposure to children and youth of all experience levels. New Day provides a nurturing environment where children come together to build relationships and develop character through mutual respect and teamwork. It is a safe place to express their creativity. At New Day the kids participate in all aspects of the production, from acting to lights to taking tickets at the door. The process of the theatrical experience is as important as the product and equal weight is placed on education and fun. Whether center-stage or behind the scenes, and regardless of experience level, there is a place for every child at New Day.
It is important to everyone at New Day to provide a quality arts program for the children in our community. As the only drama program in the mid-south dedicated to children we believe in:
- Edifying and empowering kids always
- Building relationships in an nurturing environment
- Developing character through mutual respect and teamwork
- Conducting all business with honesty and integrity in a fiscally responsible manner