December 09, 2022 - December 11, 2022
  • Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre & Cinema
    2118 Market Street
    Wheeling, WV 26003
  • 304-242-7700
  • Hours
    Friday: 7:00pm / Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm
  • $10.00

Towngate Theatre presents “The One and Only Santa Claus.”

Shows take place at 7pm December 9; 3pm December 10 & 11.

This hilarious play sets the tale of Santa Claus against the backdrop of a modern-day reality TV show. Hosts Yul Tide and Crystal Flake explore what Santa Claus really represents, introducing us to various people who know and love him. As the TV crew tries to track down the elusive St. Nick, we meet many unusual characters, elves, and other holiday characters along the way.

Full of comedy, clever twists, and the warmth of the holiday season, this show brings out the Christmas spirit in all ages.

All tickets are $10.

Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700.

Sponsored by the Helen J. Prince Foundation.

2022-23 Children’s Theater Season at Towngate

“The Little Mermaid” Ballet
7pm October 8 & 11
3pm & 7pm October 9 & 16

“The One and Only Santa Claus”
7pm December 9; 3pm December 10 & 11

“The Nutcracker”
3pm & 7pm December 18; 7pm December 19, 20, 21 & 22

“The Secret Garden”
7pm January 27; 3pm January 28, 29, February 4 and 5

Experience the Magic of Children’s Theater…

Want to boost literacy? Teach your child to imagine the unimaginable? Cultivate curiosity? Go to the theater, and bring your kids.

Plays ignite the imagination and bring stories to life. Words and characters jump from the page to the stage, thus connecting children to the importance of reading. They learn valuable lessons, too. Theater teaches skills such as empathy, critical thinking and teamwork. Kids watch the actors working together onstage. They see that REAL people are behind entertainment and realize performers are not just images on TV or computer screens. Live action happens right before their eyes. There’s no app for that! All their senses are engaged “in the moment.”  Nothing can be paused or muted.  Some may even discover the actor, director or writer within themselves. Most of all, you get to spend quality time as a family. Theater is a social experience meant to be shared with one another. So, gather the kids, go to Towngate and experience the magic of theater together.

Keeping the Community in Community Theater in Wheeling. . .

Located in Wheeling’s historic Centre Market District, Towngate is a cornerstone of creative life in Wheeling and serves as an entertainment destination for residents of the Ohio Valley and beyond. People of all ages and backgrounds gather here to create and experience art onstage. Most of all, Towngate celebrates the essential power of theater to illuminate our common humanity. The community enjoys and participates in hundreds of live performances, classes and workshops year-round.