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Chelsea Youth Theatre

There will be no Spring Classes due to lack of funding. We are currently working on renovating our new youth center, and hope to begin classes there in the Fall.

For more information call: 617/887-2336 or email us at cyt@apollinairetheatre.com

Chelsea Youth Theatre is a project of Apollinaire Theatre Company, a Chelsea based professional theater company presenting innovative productions and making participation in the arts accessible to the community both as audience and participant through affordable prices, training opportunities for youth and adults, opportunities for artists to experiment and create new work, and the creation of a home for the arts in Chelsea, MA, the Chelsea Theatre Works.

Chelsea Youth Theatre

The Chelsea Youth Theatre had its inception in 1997 as an intensive summer program. The program included classes in acting, voice, movement, and improvisation, a production workshop which focused on designing and building the sets, props, and costumes for their own production, and rehearsals. The program culminated in performances of an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. We also partnered with Shakespeare & Co. and the Chelsea Public Schools to bring educational programming into Chelsea's schools, beginning with a production of MacBeth.

The summer 2002 program included 2 sessions of the performance project, the first producing Degas, C'est Moi and Jackie and the Beanstalk, and the second wrote and perfomed their own original play, Maladie. In the fall we expanded to include classes for ages 5-19, as well as continuing the performance project with a production of Eleemosynary.

With our move to the Chelsea Theatre Works we have expanded opportunities for youth to apprentice and intern with Apollinaire Theatre Company, working with professional directors, stage managers, and designers, or participating in productions as actors. The components are designed to give young people the opportunity to relate to the program on various levels: participants can be involved on a short term basis, and for those who choose to be involved on an on-going basis there are increasing opportunities as they progress.


Apollinaire Theatre Company • Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet Street, Chelsea, MA 02150 • 617-887-2336 • atc@apollinairetheatre.com