Promoting creativity, imagination and personal growth

For over 20 years, the Chester Playhouse has provided opportunities for young people to explore the world of acting with helping hands from professionals. While learning the art of acting and the craft of theatre, students have the opportunity to experience working both solo and as a part of a team. During productions, every child has the opportunity to perform on the Chester Playhouse Stage in front of a live audience.

First time performers and returning students are welcome.

Through the support of the Alexander Fleming Pattillo Memorial Foundation, which honours Alex’s love for theatre, the Chester Playhouse, and our partnership with ProKids, the Chester Playhouse is pleased to offer a “no child turned away policy”, creating barrier-free learning opportunities for all.

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Youth Programs

We are considering a variety of options for youth programming. If there is something you would be particularly interested in – such as a several week program or weekend workshops- we would love to hear from you. Please share any requests or ideas you might have and know that the Playhouse is committed to youth programming. Watch this space for offerings as they are finalized.