Founded in 1961 by a group of artistically-inclined parents wishing to create a theater experience for their children and local youth, Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater (FPCT) is proudly bringing the magic of theater to a third generation of North Alabamians. FPCT serves a gateway to the arts for the children of the the Tennessee Valley, in many cases sparking a lifelong love for the theater.  FPCT promotes theater arts and theater arts education through three core programs: a 4 show production season of live children’s theater beautifully staged at the VBC Playhouse from October through April; year-round theater arts training classes and camps at the Fantasy Academy of Theater; and outreach into the community, including offering after school theater classes in local public and private schools.