Does NOT occur on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
January 29, 2021 - February 06, 2021
  • Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre & Cinema
    2118 Market Street Wheeling
  • Hours
    Fridays: 7:00pm / Saturdays & Sundays: 3:00pm
  • Adults: $12.50 (OI members – $11.00)
    Children 10 & under: $10.00 (OI members – $8.50)

  • 304-242-7700

Towngate Children’s Theater presents My Name is Rumpelstiltskin for five performances – January 29-31 & February 5-6. Curtain is 7pm January 29 & February 5 and 3pm January 30, 31 & February 6.

That nasty-tempered wizard  is back in this engaging adaptation. In order to become the most powerful force in the kingdom, Rumpelstiltskin must present a child of royal birth to an evil witch. His scheme is to spread the word that the miller’s, Laura, daughter can weave straw into gold. With Rumpelstiltskin’s help she delivers the gold, but has a high fee to pay. When Laura marries the prince and produces an heir to the throne, she has twenty-four hours to guess the wizard’s name or lose her child.

Tickets are $12.50 ($11 OI members) for adults and $10 ($8.50 OI members) for children 10 & under.

Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700.

Sponsored by the Helen J. Prince Foundation.

2020-21 Towngate Children’s Theater Season:

Cinderella the Ballet – October 10, 11 & 18, 2020
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp – November 6-8, 2020
The Nutcracker – December 20-21, 2020
Rumpelstiltskin – January 29-31 & February 5-6, 2021

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.