Does NOT occur on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
January 27, 2023 - February 05, 2023
  • Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre & Cinema
    2118 Market Street
    Wheeling, WV 26003
  • 304-242-7700
  • Hours
    7:00pm January 27; 3:00pm January 28, 29, February 4 and 5
  • Adults: $15.00 ($13.00 OI members)
    Children 13 & under: $10.00

“The Secret Garden” comes to the Towngate stage as part of the children’s theater season.

Shows take place 7pm January 27; 3pm January 28, 29, February 4 and 5, 2023

Tickets are $15 ($13 OI members) for adults and $10 for children 13 & under.

Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700.

Sponsored by the Helen J. Prince Foundation.

About the Play

Young Mary Lennox is sent to the moors of Yorkshire to live with her uncle after her parents’ death. Encouraged by the warmhearted maid Martha and her brother Dickon, she explores the grounds and discovers a forgotten garden. This joyous story about the blossoming of the earth and the human spirit is a delight for the imagination. It has been hailed as a timeless story of rejuvenation and the magic of the natural, outdoor world.

2022-23 Children’s Theater Season at Towngate

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

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.