Theater for Kids offers classes, intensives, workshops, and vacation/summer camps for ages 4-18. Our professionally trained Teaching Artists focus on literacy, cultural awareness, imaginative problem solving, collaborative play, and creative thinking. Our teaching philosophy highlights process over product, deepening students’ ability to analyze, synthesize, and think critically while making connections to the thoughts and ideas behind the written word.
Play Me a Story (Ages 4-10) Experience the Fun & Magic of Theater on Saturday Mornings through dramatic readings of children’s stories and acting workshops with professional theater artists.
Vacation Theater Camps (Grades 3-6) Dive into classic stories for five exciting days during February and April school breaks!
After School Classes (Grades 5-12) Participants find a higher sense of play, stretch their imaginations, and gain valuable social skills such as listening, risk-taking, ensemble building, public speaking, and leadership through storytelling.
Shakespeare Teen Company (Grades 7-12) Teens come together as an ensemble to create a fully-staged performance of a Shakespearean play.
High School Intensives (Grades 9-12) High school students are invited to dive into a specific area of theater arts with a Master Teacher.
Summer Camps (Grades K-12) Spend the summer working with professional actors, directors, and artisans.
Theater for Kids is made possible by the generous support and vision of Susie Konkel. As a former educator and a lover of the arts, her funding enables Portland Stage to bring the magic of theater to the children of our community.