Theatrical exploration shapes creativity, literacy and social skills.Theatrical exploration shapes creativity, literacy and social skills.



At the Y, we teach, challenge and inspire youth ages 3 to 18 who are interested in developing the craft of acting and performance. Young performers learn theatre concepts and vocabulary while building confidence and self-esteem through theatre classes, workshops and large-scale productions performed for the community. Growing performers progress through program levels in acting, musical theater, set design and more. New themes and materials are explored each session to create a unique experience for returning participants. Each class or workshop concludes with a Showcase for family and friends featuring the young actors.

The Benefits of Theatre for Youth

  • Builds self-confidence by allowing a safe place for children and teens to take appropriate risks
  • Cultivates teamwork and teaches cooperation to make a scene come to life
  • Harnesses creativity and imagination
  • Develops verbally and nonverbally expression and interpretation including social cues and body language
  • Increases concentration and focus of mind and body
  • Boost communication skills by improving projection and articulation
  • Increases literacy, reading and critical thinking skills