PBA Children's Theatre

 Young students in the PBA Children's Theatre

Purposeful Theatre for Young Audiences 

In 2010, PBA alum and faculty recognized the need for a children’s theatre with high artistic standards that championed the importance of family and ultimately served God was needed in Palm Beach County and the beginning of PBA Children’s Theatre was formed. Although the name has changed through the years, the heart and mission has remained the same -- to equip children to use their gifts and talents to glorify God through theatre arts. Creation of imaginative and purposeful theatre with a focus on redemptive storytelling reinforces missions of not only the university’s theatre program and the School of Communication and Media, but the university as well. The rigorous artistic environment of theatre-making grows all involved in areas of intellect, spirituality, leadership and personal character. PBA Children’s Theatre is unique to Palm Beach County by offering American university resources and a mission of using theatre arts to glorify God.

We are excited to offer a full year of musicals, Shakespeare, camps and more!

Our Opportunities 

About our production classes

Our Musical Theatre production classes focus on learning all the elements required to put on a show. Students will be immersed in performance technique and theatre appreciation culminating in a fully-produced production at PBA’s Fern Street Theatre.

Upcoming classes:

MATILDA JR.

  • Session Dates: Mar 20 – Jun 13
  • Grades: Grades 7-12 & lower elementary by audition only
  • Detailed Information and registration: CLICK HERE

About our I Will Shakespeare Classes

I Will Shakespeare is a Tuesday masterclass series designed especially for homeschoolers meeting once-a-week culminating in a 60-90 minute Shakespearian production at the end of each semester. These courses are designed to give youth in the Palm Beach/Martin County area's access and availability to explore the rich and empowering techniques in both comprehending and playing Shakespeare's theatrical works and poetry.

 Upcoming Classes

SHAKESPEARE SHOWCASE & MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM | Virtual @PBAChildrensTheatre

  •     Session Dates: Sep 1 – Apr 13
  •     Grades: 7-12
  •     Detailed Information and registration: CLICK HERE

About our Touring Company

PBA Children’s Theatre Touring Company gives young performers the opportunity to perform at various community and private events. Students during the first semester will spend time learning and rehearsing individual and group show pieces in preparation for Christmas performances and second semester performances.

 Upcoming Classes

  •     Session Dates: Sep - Apr
  •     Grades: 7-12
  •     Detailed Information and registration: CLICK HERE

About our Mini-Sessions and Workshops

Our mini-sessions and workshops are unique in that all levels, beginner to the seasoned, explore concentrated theatre skills in one to three classes.

AUDITION WORKSHOP

  •     Session Dates: Jan 16, 23, 30
  •     Grades: 7-12
  •     Detailed Information and registration: CLICK HERE

SELF TAPE WORKSHOP

  •     Session Dates: Feb 20, 27 & Mar 6
  •     Grades: 7-12
  •     Detailed Information and registration: CLICK HERE

About our Summer Camps

Daily half-day classes in a one-week session from Monday through Friday, our summer camps are for theatre fans entering grades K through 12. Students will learn about performance techniques, movement, vocal and improvisational games that explore the fundamentals of theatre taught by our professional teaching artists.

STORIES ON STAGE

  •     Session Dates: Jun 21-25
  •     Grades: K-2
  •     Detailed Information and registration: click here.

MOVIE MAKING MANIA

  •     Session Dates: Jun 21-25
  •     Grades: 3-6
  •     Detailed Information and registration: click here.

SMASH, BAM, KABOOM!

  •     Session Dates: Jun 21-25
  •     Grades: 7-12
  •     Detailed Information and registration: click here.

About Virtual @ PBA Children’s Theatre

Interactive online classes build "Skills for Theatre...Skills for Life!" Students will discover their creativity, make friends and collaborate. Virtual @ PBA Children’s Theatre encourages learning through active participation and emphasizes community building, storytelling skills and confidence.

I WILL SHAKESPEARE!

  •     Session Dates: Sep 1 – Apr 13
  •     Grades: 7-12
  •     Detailed Information and registration: CLICK HERE

About our Volunteer Opportunities

PBA Children’s Theatre offers volunteer positions for high school students under the age of 18. Student volunteers are able to earn volunteer hours towards Florida Bright Futures. Volunteer positions are divided into two categories, Education and Production/Artistic. To apply or for more information, click here

Contact Us

Have questions? Please contact Becky Saunders by email or by phone (561) 803-2420.