After School Program

After School Program (ASP)
Youth Drama

For over 20 years, the Chester Playhouse has been working with young people in the community to put on wonderful shows. Our After School Program (ASP), provides an opportunity for students too young for our Summer Theatre School program to explore the world of acting with a helping hand from our professionals. While learning the art of acting and the craft of theatre, students have the opportunity to experience working solo and as a part of a team and are encouraged to be physical and expressive in their work. First time performers and returning students are welcome.

Each ASP play is written and directed by Cynthia Myers.

“The After School Program actors shine with the joy of discovery and thrive with the storytelling and music.”
-Director/Writer Cynthia Myers

The program is held at the Chester District Elementary School and Chester Area Middle School and runs for a few hours between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the age group.

Registration fees are $125. per student with bursaries available through PRO Kids or the Alexander Flemming Pattillo Memorial Trust. Contact the Playhouse for more information, or complete and forward advance registration to us at the Playhouse. Dvd recordings of the performances will also be available for a cost of $18.00


Spring 2017 ASP Programing            Registration night!  March 1, 6-8pm

at Chester Playhouse


Please download and complete the registration form and bring it with

payment on March 1st



Visit the After School Program Facebook page 


Drama for grades P-2    Tuesday 2-3pm, first class March 7th

The Paper Bag Princess: musical adaptation by Cynthia Myers. What happens when your prince is less that princley?     You rescue yourself!                                                     
Tech: June 3,4 Performance: June 6th


Advanced Drama for middle school and up

Clearing Customs

Wednesdays 3-5pm, first class March 8th

Tech: June 3,4 Performance:  June 7th


Drama for grades 3-5      Thursday 2-4pm, first class Thursday March 9th

DOGS the musical. A spoof of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS

Tech: June 3,4 Perf: June 8th


Made possible in party by the support of
Chester District Elementary School and Chester Area Middle School.

And Thank you to our Youth Sponsors






The Cast of 26 Days performed on Nov 30th 2016


 The Cast of My Fine Feathered Friend performed on

Nov 29th 2016



The  1st Cast of The Emperors Nude Clothes performed

on Dec 1st 2016

The  2nd Cast of The Emperors Nude Clothes performed

on Dec 1st 2016