Our mission and core values guide every decision made at STAGES, every day.  At STAGES Youth Theater, we believe creativity is inherent in children of all ages and that participation in the performing arts unlocks the imagination, builds self-esteem, and provides a meaningful opportunity for young people to learn about themselves and the world around them.

The STAGES Mission:
To unlock self-discovery in young people through the transformative power of theater.

The STAGES Core Values:
To nurture artists and creativity in all forms
To treat everyone with respect & kindness and be open to new experiences
To practice innovation and risk taking
To recognize and celebrate the inherent uniqueness within each person

Our educational approach is centered on meeting each young person exactly where they’re at
. All productions, classes and other programs are registered on a first-come, first-served basis, with no previous performance experience required. STAGES is a nurturing and safe environment in which kids can explore their creativity without fear of judgment or ridicule. 

Our philosophy has always been that happy kids make great theater.

If you have any questions about our mission & values and how they influence our work in rehearsal and in the classroom, do not hesitate to contact us any time!

“My time at STAGES gave me a sense of belonging, and presented an entry point for something that I found myself so passionate about. These experiences helped to shape my love of the arts and appreciate the impact that the performing, and later visual, arts could have on my life.”


“The best part about having my child in STAGES was it was a place where she could go and be herself. She was accepted and loved for who and what she is. As the parent of a special needs child that is invaluable.”

Mark Barrasso, STAGES Parent