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Youth Programs

For over 20 years, the Chester Playhouse has provided opportunities for young people to explore the world of acting, music, and performing with helping hands from professionals. While learning the art of acting and the craft of theatre, students can experience working both solo and as a part of a team. First time performers and returning students are welcome.


The Chester Playhouse is committed to Youth Programming, both to involve our young people in the creation of productions and to entertain the community. Past productions include:

2019: The Adventures of Pinocchio
2018: Mary Poppins Jr.
2017: Robin Hood: The Legendary Musical Comedy
2016: Damn Yankees
2015 The Drowsy Chaperone


Donations to the Youth Programs

Our Youth Programs are an important part of the Chester Playhouse and, like everything we do, it depends on community support.  Should you wish to make a designated donation to our Youth Programs, you may do so by credit card, debit or check. A tax receipt will be provided for your donation.


Charitable Registration Number: 127727444RR0001


No Financial Barriers

The Chester Playhouse believes strongly in creating the opportunity for youth to participate in the creative arts, therefore, no child gets turned away because of financial barriers. Should you require financial assistance please contact Chester Playhouse at (902) 275-3393 or

Our No Financial Barriers funding is provided by the Alexander Fleming Pattillo Memorial Foundation, now housed in the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Theatre Foundation. It honours Alex’s love for theatre: The Chester Playhouse and ProKids.

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