New York | Washington D.C.

Welcome to Only Make Believe in New York City. Here we take shows beyond The Great White Way and into hospitals and care facilities throughout the New York Metro area to perform with children who may not have the opportunity to experience live theater.

Our program is a six-week series of interactive performances that introduces children living with chronic illnesses and disabilities to the world of live theater. The children become the stars of the show as every one of our performances is designed to include the audience in the storytelling process. The OMB shows with the power of ‘make believe’ fill the hospital playrooms with song, dance, movement and laughter, inspiring joy and happiness.

In New York we have a company of 20 actors, who perform in more than 50 locations in all 5 boroughs, New Jersey, Westchester and Long Island, and we provide our shows free-of-charge to the hospitals. We are able to do so because of the generosity and support of our sponsors and donors.

Only Make Believe is dedicated to promoting health and wellness and improving the quality of life of chronically ill and disabled children in every hospital in New York City, and we anticipate doing this for many more years to come.


Children served in New York City

Hospitals served in New York City 

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