Patio Playhouse has been promoting youth in theater for 40 years. In our 16th Season (1982-1983), Patio introduced youth theater to our program with productions of Winnie the Pooh and The Golden Grotto. Since then we have put on over 90 youth productions. Patio Playhouse never charges a fee to audition or participate in our youth productions and strives to maintain a quality learning experience for everyone involved.
Every year , early in the summer, our Youth Theater hosts our Acting Academy, a day camp for young kids (age 5-14) to learn about theater and get a chance to perform. We offer a 5 day class 9am to 1pm each day This fun week-long program trains youth ages 5-14** in audition preparation, stage presence, singing, learning choreography, character development, team work and improv. The program ends with a Talent Revue on Friday July 1 2pm that is open to friends and families at no additional charge. Snack choices will include carrots, grapes, gogurt, cheese. crackers, and fruit juice. Students may bring food items from home to supplement their dietary needs. Please avoid anything with tree nuts as other children may have allergies. Please let us know about any dietary limitations. 760 746 6669
**Students 15 and older wishing to participate will be admitted as teaching assistants and provided with training that includes the roles of stage manager, producer, and technical work and will be encouraged to engage in a mentor role with younger students.
For information about the Evelyn Spring Patio Playhouse Scholarship, click here.
For information on auditions for our Youth Theater, check our Auditions page.
For information on our upcoming youth production, see Upcoming Productions.