San Jose Children's Musical Theater opened in 1968 as a community theater for children. It is one of the nation's most prominent and largest musical theaters for children. They have a training program designed to educate youths for musical talent, art, and personal goals. Children of all ages and abilities are able to attend. With 40 years of teaching and performances they have managed to touch 60,000 children's lives with musical theater and art.
The theater offers a few different performances throughout the year. They have main stage and marquee productions. The difference is who is in the shows and what types of shows are offered. As a musical theater they often do productions such as Hairspray or Chicago. Other options include Cinderella, Mulan, and popular children's stories. The box office offers tickets online or at the theater location. Performances are held all year; however, there are more during the school season, along with special Christmas performances. Schools can set up field trips to the theater in order to teach children about theater, music, or certain performances. Under training options such as audition master classes, studio classes, Monday night dance series, and summer camps are available.