For Kids & Families

We believe that teaching children creativity, teamwork, and empathy through theater helps them become engaged citizens.

A.R.T. Kids Company

Join in the funnest, wackadoodle-est,
Saturdays in Cambridge!

A.R.T. Pipsqueaks is a four-week program for young children ages 3 and 4. Each week, join our teaching artists in creating and exploring stories using movement, music, and imagination. The program creates a fun and relaxed environment that is a great introduction to theater and storytelling for younger students.

A.R.T. Kids Company, Jr. is our classic creative playmaking program for students ages 5 to 7. Each week, we start with a children’s storybook centered around a theme—which could be anything from under the sea to American folk tales—and use improv games and creative play techniques to act out the story LIVE!

A.R.T. Kids Company is an advanced ensemble theater program for students ages 8 to 10 with strong reading, writing, and teamwork skills; over the course of the semester, we will be creating a new play inspired by an upcoming A.R.T. production. The students will serve as writers AND performers for a world premiere workshop performance (would we have it any other way?)!

A.R.T. Young Company is the next step for our Kids Company program for students ages 11 to 13. Through the semester, we will create a new play with a deeper focus on ensemble-building, teamwork, and writing that expands upon our classic curriculum. Students still serve as writers and performers for a world premiere workshop performance!

A.R.T. Teen Company is a brand new program for teens ages 14 to 16! Students will deepen skills from the A.R.T.’s core curriculum—ensemble-building, teamwork, and writing—with an additional emphasis on performing skills and opportunities for creative leadership as the group develops their own world premiere workshop performance.

Fall 2021 Classes

Sold out!
Saturdays, October 16 – December 11
Pipsqueaks through November 6
No class on November 27

We are hoping to hold A.R.T. Kids Company classes in person at the Loeb Drama Center, following safety protocols outlined by the City of Cambridge and Harvard University, which would include mask-wearing and vaccination of staff, and may include social distancing, hand-washing protocols, etc. If the in-person residency at the A.R.T. is not possible, courses will be held online using the engaging digital Kids Company model we have developed over the past year.

Ages 3 & 4
October 16 – November 6
9:30 – 10:15AM

Kids Company, Jr. Session 1
Ages 5 – 7
9 – 10AM

Kids Company, Jr. Session 2
Ages 5 – 7
10:30 – 11:30AM

Kids Company Session 1
Ages 8 – 10
12 – 1:30PM

Kids Company Session 2
Ages 8 – 10
2 – 3:30PM

Young Company
Ages 11 – 13
10:30AM – 12:30PM

Teen Company
Ages 14 – 16
1 – 3PM

We do not audition for any of our Kids Company programs, and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes fill up FAST, so don’t hesitate… and contact our fearless Kids Company leaders in the Education Department if you have any questions!