In the Spring of 2022, The Playhouse Family Fun Series celebrated its 16th season for children and families at the Arcata Playhouse with public and school performances of theater, storytelling, puppetry, and a variety of performing arts. Since 2007 the series has brought performers from California, Oregon, Washington, Maine, Canada, Australia, Scotland, France, and England […]
We host a variety of Youth Programs that take place throughout the year at the Playhouse and at local schools and include theater workshops, a teen program, artists in schools program and a family fun performance series.
As a way of continuing to build community through the arts, the Arcata Playhouse will offer a mobile art service! The Playhouse Wonder Wagon will travel to the local elementary school parking lots and community centers to deliver art packets with information about music, dance, and craft to hubs around Northern Humboldt. Read more in […]
During the pandemic, the Family Fun Series was available online with Zoom Around the World ! Schools, households, and families welcome guests from all over the world through the Playhouse YouTube Channel. Guests include local, national, and international artists! Click the YouTube Playlist button below to meet these performers and others like them.
The Playhouse teen program, also known as Apprentice Entertainment, is an afterschool program for teens that gives them experience in all aspects of mounting an event, from design and scripting to casting and stagecraft to promotion and execution of the final production. While the program’s roots are in theatre, the event could be anything from […]
Arcata Playhouse offers youth workshops in creative theater-making with a variety of focuses including mask, puppetry, pageant performance, clowning, and more. Our workshops range from ages 5-18 and take place in the spring and summer. Our goal is to host an inclusive space for students to explore what is means to be a creator. Participants […]
The Artists in Schools program celebrates the importance of early exposure to all aspects of performance art – both on stage and behind the scenes – for students from kindergarten to 8th grade. It’s well documented that students who engage in artistic pursuits grow into more rounded adults, and programs like Artists in Schools can […]