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Peppercorn Theatre is Kaleideum’s professional theatre for young audiences and their caregivers. We produce original theatre works in order to inspire wonder, curiosity, and lifelong learning in children and our community.

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Due to COVID-19, our production of Alice in Wonderland has been postponed. Check back here and keep an eye on our social media to find out when we’re able to reschedule!

Alice in Wonderland

Journey down the rabbit hole with Alice in this interactive adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic stories. Audience members are invited onstage and into an imaginative Wonderland to help Alice and friends solve problems and uncover parts of their own stories.

Dates TBD 
at Kaleideum Downtown

created for ages 6 & up | approximately 55 minutes


What We Do

Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA)

Performances designed for ages 4 and up, but enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Our TYA explores themes relevant to our community through verbal, movement-based, and musical storytelling. Visit our SHOWS page for upcoming TYA  mainstage performances.

Theatre for the Very Young (TVY)

Performances crafted for babies and toddlers ages 0-5 and their caregivers. TVY is visually stimulating, largely non-verbal, and often includes live music, lights, hands-on props, puppetry, and dance. Visit our SHOWS page for upcoming TVY mainstage performances.

Performance-Based Field Trips

School groups visiting Kaleideum can request the add-on of a 30-minute play performed for their class. Performances are available for PreK through 3rd grade groups, and meet a variety of NCES and Common Core State Standards. READ MORE

Peppercorn Theatre was founded in 2010 as a vehicle for the creation, development, and professional production of new plays for family audiences in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 2014, Peppercorn joined the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, which later merged with SciWorks to become Kaleideum. To date, Peppercorn has produced 28 original plays in collaboration with organizations such as the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Krankies Coffee, Delta Arts Center, and Hanesbrands Theatre. Read about Peppercorn’s previous seasons here.

Teaching Artist Meetups

In partnership with Triad Stage, Peppercorn Theatre offers bi-monthly Teaching Artist Meetups for teaching artists or aspiring teaching artists in the Triad region.

These sessions offer networking opportunities, hands-on activities for teaching artists to apply in their practice,  and opportunities to get acquainted with local arts and arts education organizations.

Join the Teaching Artist Meetup Facebook group for news about upcoming events.

Work With Us

Peppercorn Theatre is not currently hiring. 

Check out Kaleideum’s Employment page for further opportunities.

Reach Out

Corinne Bass

Corinne Bass

Managing Director

John Bowhers

John Bowhers

Producing Director