Summer Free Theater Workshop

Once a year we offer a 6-8 week free workshop with a Performances on the last day. These workshops are offered on alternate Sundays at SVPA.  We recommend that children ages 7 and over participate. We also welcome teens and adults who wish to perform onstage or help backstage. 

Our 8th Annual FREE Summer Workshop for Summer 2017 is "Silver's Secret" by Charlotte Nixon.

This goofy pirate play is a treasure chest full of silliness with cheerleader mermaids, ghosts, smugglers, and lobsters as comic stagehands! As the famous pirate Long John Silver lies on his deathbed, he sends for his sons, Red Beard and Black Beard, and his daughter, No Beard. Alas, his offspring didn’t inherit their father’s pirating skills! Luckily, each bumbling pirate has a “smee” as an assistant, because their father sends them off to find the three keys to the treasure chest that holds his life’s treasure. The children and their respective smees dash off to adventures, for whoever finds the keys first will inherit the booty!

Audition and first rehearsal is on Sunday May 21 from 4-6pm. Other rehearsal dates are June 4, June 18th, July 2nd, July 16th, July 30th, August 6th. Dress rehearsal on August 20th.

Rehearsals are on alternate Sundays ending with a performance on August 27th.

This workshop was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, INC, Englewood, CO.

Fall Theater Workshop

Join us for our 6th Annual Fall Theater Workshop for children ages 8 and up, teens and adults. This workshop lasts 7 weeks and at the end will feature a performance. Those interested in backstage areas are welcomed to attend. It is $70 per student, and siblings are discounted.

Check back here for the Fall 2017 Production

Summer Puppet Workshop

We typically host a Summer Puppet Workshop. Children and teens ages 8 and up can help out backstage and put on a performance. We require a minimum of 4 students and no more than 12 students per session. Each session is $70, siblings are discounted and you may pay on the first day of class. All supplies are included. 

Please note: There will be hot gluing and light sewing to make the puppet.

After School Programs

We occasionally After School Theater Programs, which are 8 weeks long. At the end of the program, there will be a performance. Cost is $30/student, siblings discounted.

This program will teach basics on acting, theater etiquette while working on reading, public speaking and social skills. Those who are interested in backstage areas are welcomed to attend.

Check back here soon for dates!

Audition Prep

We occasionally do private Audition prep for ages 7 and up. For more information, contact us!

Private Workshops for Scouts and Other Organizations

We welcome Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or other Scouting groups, as well as other organizations such as children's or teens church ministry groups. We will tailor the event just for your group and will be a private event. 

*Scout leaders: We highly recommended that you submit the requirements of the Theater or Puppet badge(s) in question so we can adequately tailor the Play & Skits program or the Puppet Workshop. Requirements for other badges designed for community service, carpentry, painting, makeup/fashion and/or music might be covered during the course of your event. If you would like to assist in a program open to the public with backstage or other things, please let us know!

*Please Note:* Your group must have between 4-12 children or teens in order to participate in either program.