Theatre Programs for Youth

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After-school participants from the Neighborhood Center perform the folk tale, “Stone Soup.” For more on after-school workshops, click on photo.

Allentown Public Theatre believes that all youth deserve the chance for enrichment in the arts through professional arts education. This theatre program  includes APT’s productions for children and families, plus Saturday-morning and after-school theatre arts workshops that provide space for kids to explore their imaginations and improve communication skills. Our plays and workshops allow artists and performers to work in their craft and educate our children in a creative and supportive environment.

Youth Schedule

July 21-29, 2017:

Wendy, An Adventure in Neverland 

WHEN:  6pm, July 21 & 28 and 2pm, July 22, 23 & 29.

WHERE: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 417 N. 7th St., Allentown, PA 18102

ADMISSION: Free to kids, 12 & under; others pay-what-you-will.

APT presents five performances of our original version of the Peter Pan story: Wendy, An Adventure in Neverland. Get ready to embrace your inner child and fly away with us as we take audiences of all ages to Neverland – and on an amazing adventure!

Peter Pan Workshops

Charlotte's Web Workshop participants do actors' warmups with teaching artists Teague Fernandez and Cheryl Moritz
Kids do actors’ warmups with teaching artists Teague Fernandez and Cheryl Moritz at Charlotte’s Web Workshops.

Leading up to the play, APT teaching artists offer five free workshops for kids on Saturday mornings  at St. Luke’s Church.  Drawing on the Peter Pan story, the improvisation and drama exercises let children explore their imaginations, learn how to create a character, and develop stage presence.  Workshop participants have the additional opportunity to be a part of the related performances of Wendy, An Adventure in Neverland.


June 10, 17, 24, July 8 & 15

For more information or to sign up, contact Anna Russell at

Get Involved


We rely greatly on donations to provide free workshop programming and theatrical productions for children of the community. Whether you donate money, costumes, supplies, snacks, or time, every bit contributes to the growth of APT’s Youth Theatre Program.

To learn more, e-mail