Founded in 1981 as a non-profit professional theatre, and located on the campus of Wheelock College, WFT offers intergenerational, multicultural productions that celebrate the diverse range of families found in the world today. The theater is especially dedicated to serving people of color, people with disabilities, and low-income families. Its criteria for play selection, as well as its casting policy, affordable ticket prices, education programs, and access provisions for people with disabilities, reflect a commitment to inclusive theatre.
The theater’s representative 30th anniversary season included The Secret Garden, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, and the beloved Charles Strouse-Martin Charnin-Thomas Meehan hit Annie. Among WFT’s education and outreach initiatives are classes in acting, expressive movement, dance, and Shakespeare; a summer program or workshops and classes for young people; a student matinee series; and PAH! Deaf Youth Theatre, an after-school training program for deaf teenagers established in the fall of 1994.
Wheelock Family Theatre Information
- Public Transportation: Good (five-minute walk from Fenway T stop required)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Performance schedule is Friday through Sunday, with some special events and performances on other days
- Ticket Prices: $15–$23, discounts available for groups of 15 or more (discount is $3 off each ticket)
- Subscriptions: Subscriptions are $60 per person, including one Section A seat to each of the three productions, also available is the Family Flex Pass, $125 for six Section A seats to be used for any productions of your choice. Benefits include preference on all seating requests, discounts on guest tickets, and free ticket exchanges. An annual $25 member’s fee in addition to the purchase of a subscription gets you additional benefits, such as 10% off theater classes, invitations to special theater events, and discounts for many area attractions and businesses.