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For Youth (Grades K-8)

SPRING (March 28-May 16)

NEW! Audition Workshop for Grades 5-12


Theatre is a vibrant medium for channeling self-expression and creativity. Our core classes focus on developing essential skills in sustaining focus, physical awareness and expression, and imagination while our specialty classes offer opportunities for more intensive exploration in a specific aspect of theatre-making.

Theatre School in action. Photo credit: Wendy Bable, Hannah Daniel, and Rick Olmos.Theatre School in action. Photo credit: Wendy Bable, Hannah Daniel, and Rick Olmos.

SPRING SESSION: March 28 – May 16, 2015.


Classes run on Saturdays beginning March 28, 2015 through May 16th, 2015.

Class Time


Grades K-1 Theatre Workshop 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. $150.00 CLOSED
Grades 2-3 Theatre Workshop 10:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M. $225.00 CLOSED
Grades 4-5 Theatre Workshop 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. $250.00
Grades 6-8 Theatre Workshop 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. $250.00 CLOSED

Regular registration closes March 14. Late registrations will be charged a $25 late fee.

*Additional classes may be added to meet student demand. If you would like to check availability or to be placed on a waitlist, please contact or call 610.647.1900 x137.

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We do have a small number of need-based scholarships available. For an application form, please click HERE. All scholarship requests for Spring Theatre School must be received by Saturday, March 7, 2015.

SUMMERSTAGE 2015 (July – August)

Full Scholarship Deadline:
Partial Scholarship Deadline:
Regular registration closes June 12. Late registrations will be accepted until one week before the start day of the program, but may be charged a $50 admin fee.

Most summer theatre programs focus on producing work that’s already written, and all too often there are a few big roles and a lot of small ones. Our distinctive feature is that we build our plays from the ground-up so EVERYONE has a chance to shine! It’s definitely more challenging, but we believe it’s the most valuable and exciting way to make theatre. People’s Light wants to make sure EVERY child has a meaningful and memorable experience with us.

Content areas for all programs include: improvisation, vocal strengthening, expressive movement, sound/music, playwriting, design, and professional theatre practice.
We hope you’ll join is for an amazing experience!

LITTLES for Grades 2-3
July 6 – July 18, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Cost: $500

Our youngest artists explore improvisation, movement, and sound to create an original story, filled with wonder, imagination, and playful characters. They also create their own scenery, props, and costumes to build a world on stage that is uniquely theirs! This summer we will discover all the lovely and challenging things that happen when you try to make a dragon your pet. Shenanigans are sure to ensue!

YOUTH for Grades 4-8
July 6-July 31, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Cost: $950

Young artists explore themes and character relationships in the Newberry Award winning novel A Single Shard as a touchstone for creating a new play inspired by this beautiful story. Students will work with professional artists to develop acting, movement, music, and playwriting to discover how each of these elements combines to tell a powerful story on stage. Youth will also collaborate with our parallel program, Aspiring Designers to create the design and technical elements of their performance.

July 6-July 31, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Cost: $950

Aspiring Designers will explore A Single Shard in collaboration with Youth and will experience the exciting journey of seeing their ideas materialize on a professional stage. Participants will work alongside our expert design and technical staff to learn the foundations of scenic, costume, lighting, sound, and properties design and will put those new skills to work creating the world where our Youth program will create their final performance. (Enrollment is limited to 10 participants.)

For a PDF of Frequently Asked Questions about Summerstage, click HERE.

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NEW! Audition Workshop for Grades 5-12

From headshots, to audition material, to how to enter a room - this exciting workshop will take the mystery out of the audition process. Participants will work with the People’s Light Casting Director on how to make the best first impression in an audition whether it is for the high school musical, college or professional theatre. Cost is $125. Available dates are March 14, 2015 from 10am-12pm; and May 11, 2015 from 4pm-6pm. Registration required at least one week in advance. Call us at 610.647.1900 x137 or Register online HERE.