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Young People's Theatre (YPT)

Over the past 30 years, YPT has built a reputation as one of the leading youth theater programs in the region. Kids ages 8-18 can learn all aspects of theater through classes and participation in live theater productions.

Developing character, on and off stage.

Are you a budding actor or actress? Then YPT is a place for you.

YPT is ... fun, interactive, educational!

YPT provides ...

  • A great place for kids, ages 8-18, to learn every aspect of theater arts in a positive environment.
  • First-class, fully staged musical and dramatic productions.
  • High-quality, theater arts education through workshops, classes and performing arts camps.
  • Professional, experienced staff.
  • Opportunities for mentoring and community involvement.

NEW! Young People's Theatre – Performing Arts Academy

What Is YPT's Performing Arts Academy?

  • High-quality program providing more opportunities for kids to learn the art of theater and performing on stage.
  • Designed to build theater skills in youth.
  • Focused more on acting technique and less on elaborate sets and costumes.
  • Mini-productions that are shorter in duration and require less time commitment than the traditional YPT Main Stage Productions that are held in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building Theater.
  • Open to a broader age range (5 years and older).
  • Series ends in a staged performance held in the SSB Auditorium.

Why Youth Theater Matters:

  • Theater builds self-confidence
  • Presentation skills
  • Boosts literacy
  • Promotes arts and culture
  • Cultivates imagination and curiosity

YPT Parent Information

Parent participation is vital to the success of YPT and is a requirement for YPT membership. A parent or guardian must be present throughout the entire process. Rules and Regulations available at audition.

Rehearsal Times:

  • 6-9:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays
  • 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays
  • Additional daily rehearsals in the two weeks prior to each production.


YPT is always open to anyone that wants to help, either behind the scenes building or with crew and technical efforts. We have community volunteers and parents who do many tasks that enable our success.

Questions about YPT? Call SCC Continuing Education at 636-922-8233 or email

Young People's Theatre Auditions

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For more information, call 636-922-8233 or email

Young People's Theatre Productions

Ticket Information

Tickets for Young People's Theatre performances can be purchased:

  • Online:
  • By phone: 636-922-8233
  • In person: Humanities Building, Room 103

Group Discounts: Groups of 10 or more for Young People's Theatre productions may receive a 50¢ per ticket discount.

Back Stage Tours: Back stage tours are available!

Call 636-922-8233 for more information.

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