Talespinner will return to the stage once state and federal officials have given the all clear to gather with others and TCT has solidified a health and safety plan for our guests and artists. Keeping everyone safe is our top priority. Thank you for your support!


It is hard to believe that we are now producing our NINTH SEASON. We could not have done it without you!

Over the past eight years, we have grown at an incredible rate; audiences continue to set high attendance records, showing us yet again how important the arts are to families and children. These past years have brought tremendous growth on every front—artistically, educationally, and as a staff, from the creation of new partnerships (Lake Erie Native American Council, Haven Home, and The Cleveland Israel Arts Connection), to the expanding development of existing ones (Providence House, The Cleveland Children’s Museum, The Rainey Institute, and Rainbow Babies & Children, to name a few). The Ohio Savings Pay-What-You-Can program, which allows families who might not otherwise have access to the arts to share in an important creative family experience, grew significantly again this year, giving us one of the most successful pay what you can programs in Northeast Ohio.

The 2020 mainstage season will take families to Cameroon, Scotland, the Philippines, and England. Through the generous support of The Gund Foundation and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, this season also includes the expansion of our Exceptional Inclusion Program: all productions support families with special needs. We will also offer audiences the chance to see the mainstage season with signed interpreters at select performances.

As the scope of our programming increases, so do our financial needs. We are thankful to all who have supported us thus far in our amazing journey, and are touched deeply by your belief in us. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to TCT to help us continue in our mission to reach across socio-economic and cultural boundaries by opening eyes, ears, hearts and imaginations in the young people of our area. Thank you for your support of Talespinner Children’s Theatre.

In case you hadn’t heard, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act will let taxpayers deduct up to $300 in charitable donations from their taxable income. The rule will apply only to charitable contributions made in 2020. Taxpayers will be able to claim the deductions on their tax forms next year.

You can read the text of the bill here.

The CARES Act temporarily creates a “universal charitable deduction,” also known as an “above-the-line” deduction for donations. That means taxpayers can easily claim the deduction on their tax forms without having to go through the extra step of itemizing it.

For 2020, your donation will mean more on your tax return than ever before!

Your donations are a large part of what make TCT's productions and educational programming possible. Won't you consider giving your support?

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Amazon Smile

Support TCT when you shop on Amazon by using our Amazon Smile account. Our goal is to cover all our in-house printing supplies, about $500 a year, with donations Amazon Smile. We are on track this year, but every bit does help! Simply start your Amazon order at this address, shop as usual, and Talespinner will receive a small amount of your total purchase as a donation.

Other Donations

We also need storage items, appliances and other physical items. This list will be updated regularly as items are donated, and as new needs arise. No new or gently used donation too small. If the item is being donated locally, pick-up can be arranged, or items can be dropped off at the theatre. Mailable donations can be sent to the theatre, attention Katelyn Merold.

Mailing Address:
Talespinner Children's Theatre
PO Box 602036
Cleveland, OH 44102

Current Needs

  • Book shelves
  • Utility shelves
  • Storage bins (large)
  • Rolling carts
  • Tool cabinet
  • Yoga mats
  • Floor mats (runners)
  • Sturdy vacuum cleaner
  • Shop vac
  • Extension cords/power strips
  • Gift Cards to Target, CVS, Giant Eagle, Home Depot, Staples, etc.

Talespinner Children's Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.