oft on the move horizontalOlympia Family Theater’s “On the Move” can be booked for shows during the day at our location in downtown Olympia or we can perform at your school or library.  The performances are a great way for children to experience the joy, wonder and creativity of live theater.  We tell stories using simple sets, props, and costumes. Each show features 2- 4 professional and engaging actors often playing multiple roles. Performances run under an hour and can take place at our theater for a maximum of 120 people, or in your auditorium, gymnasium, cafeteria, or just about anywhere.

Book a touring show to come to you!

Discounts available for Title 1 schools and Libraries

* A mileage charge applies for any tours outside of Thurston County. Travel limited to: Mason Co, Grays Harbor Co, Pierce Co, Lewis Co

Book a field trip to OFT!

40 person minimum // 120 person maximum

Includes a 45-55 minute show in Mainstage Theater
& post-show workshop.

Please contact us for details & booking: 360-570-1638,

2017-18 Field Trip and Tour Shows:

Available November 2017

The Imaginators

By Dwayne Hartford

Cast size: 2m., 2w. Run Time: 55 minutes Recommended for grades K-5

The Imaginators is the story of three children and the power of imagination. Anne and Tim have just moved to a new town. Anne refuses to play with her little brother, Tim, fearing that kids at her new school will see them and make fun of her. Then they meet the girl from next door, the fabulous Nina Frances Elizabeth Vanderhelden. Using moving boxes and other objects found in the garage, Nina takes an eager Tim and a reluctant Anne on a great make-believe adventure. The three battle the child-eating monster, the Mooklecratz. The children discover their own strengths, the value of cooperation, and the unlimited power of their imaginations as they figure out how to defeat the beast. The play encourages children and adults alike never to lose their sense of play and creativity.

Available March 2018

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

By leClanche’ du Rand

Cast size: 1m., 1w. Run Time: 45 min Recommended for Grades 2-5

You’ll see 2 actors play over a dozen characters and transform right in front of you. This unique and excellent two actor adaptation is the heroic tale of love, courage, and giving.  The struggle for control of Narnia and the grandeur of the triumph of good over evil has enthralled audiences of all ages for generations. This is an entertaining and innovative treatment of the classic C.S. Lewis story.

What people are saying about OFT On the Move

“I’ve participated in many OFT shows before, so when I heard that they were coming to my school to perform, I couldn’t wait. OFT shows always make me laugh and they teach great life lessons.”

– Annie Barrette (5th Grade)

“I experienced the 2-person traveling show of Lion Witch and the Wardrobe at my son’s elementary school. It was amazingly well-done. The kids giggled and shrieked in delight and it kept the attention of even the youngest ones in the audience. I hope we can get OFT’s touring group to come back again soon!”

– Kathy Strauss

“Nick and I very much enjoyed the program. The actors did a superb job. The majority of the children there were new to theatre and the program was perfect for that audience. It was a fun and engaging introduction to theatre.  It was obvious that they had prepared well for the performance, but I liked how it felt spontaneous.” 

 – Jill Hayes

Some more rave reviews from kids…