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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!

“Being in productions with kids who were older than me exposed me to a sense of artistic community that I never saw at school or at home.”

Owen Doane, STAGES Alum

“STAGES brings together people who may not have met otherwise and allows kids to develop the skills to make friends in a setting outside of school. Without theater, some of my dearest friends would be strangers to me.”

Colby Marvin, STAGES Alum