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Introducing YES Kids! 

YES Kids is a fun, experiential learning program for students in 1st – 3rd grade, designed to introduce young people to the theater. Students will explore various aspects of the performing arts, including musical theater, Shakespeare, improvisation, short monologues and scenes, and more. The program will culminate in an invited family celebration, including theater games and a sing-along.

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Classes will last two hours and will meet weekly.

Fall Session Dates: 11/1/23, 11/8/23, 11/15/23, 11/29/23
Spring Session Dates: 4/24/24, 5/1/24, 5/15/24, 5/22/24

Fall Curriculum:
Class 1: Introduction to Theater/getting to know you games
Class 2: What it means to be a storyteller/what do you need to create a good story
Class 3: How to create a character/exploring given circumstances
Class 4: Musical Theater Week 1

Spring Curriculum:
Class 5: Musical Theater Week 2
Class 6: Musical Theater Week 3
Class 7: Shakespeare for Beginners 
Class 8: Scene Work
Class 9 : Small presentation/Celebration for the families

Registration: $200

Sliding Scale Tuition and Scholarships are available! Click HERE to learn more.

Scholarship and Payment Plans
In an effort to ensure theater education is accessible to all, Northern Stage offers need-based scholarships and payment plans for our education programs. If you would like to apply for a scholarship or set up a payment plan, please email and ask our staff to hold a place for you until the scholarship or payment plan process is complete. 

To learn more about our new Sliding Scale Tuition Assistance Program, please click HERE.
We are grateful to Janet Miller Haines and Heywood Alexander, Education Fund donors, and our entire family of supporters for making YES scholarships possible. If you would like to set up a payment plan or have questions about payment options, please email