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 theatre classes

Our Musical Theatre Production Saturday 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“I Will Shakespeare” is our Tuesday masterclass series designed especially for homeschoolers meeting once-a-week culminating in a Shakespearian production at the end of each semester.

Fall session | Disney FROZEN Jr. 

  • Grades 3-8
  • Session Dates: Aug 17 – Dec 21
  • Fall Session detailed Information and registration, click here.

Spring Session | Getting to Know FOOTLOOSE

  • Session Dates: Jan 11 – May 17
  • Grades 7-12
  • Session Dates: Jan 11 – May 17
  • Spring Session detailed Information and registration, click here.

2019-20 Academic Year | "I WILL SHAKESPEAR"

  • The Sonnets and The Tempest
  • Grades 7-12
  • Session Dates: Sep 3 – Apr 7
  •  “I Will Shakespeare” detailed information and registration, click here.


  •  I Will Shakespeare’s Performance: The Sonnets, click here
  •  I Will Shakespeare’s Performance: The Tempest, 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.

  • 2019-20 Academic Year
  • Grades 7-12
  • Session Dates: Sep – Apr

Touring Company detailed information and registration, click here.

 About our Theatre Camp

A daily camp designed especially for K-2 homeschooling families, young thespians will explore the wonder of imagination through storytelling, pantomime, movement, improvisation, and other drama activities. All our future actors will be ready to take a bow for friends and family at the end of the week after this energizing journey of learning through make-believe.

  • Grades K-2
  • Session Dates: Mar 2-6

Spring Into Creative Dramatics detailed information and registration, click here.

NOTE: All in-person, on-site summer classes have been canceled. To learn more about our on-line summer master class click here

About our Summer Camp

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

  • Grades K-12
  • Session 1 Dates: Jun 1-5
  • Session 2 Dates: Jun 8-12

Summer Theatre Experience detailed information and registration, click here.

NOTE: All in-person, on-site summer classes have been canceled. To learn more about our on-line summer master class 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.