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. 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!

Fall 2020 Classes

All Sessions Are At Capacity
Saturdays, October 17 – December 12
No class on November 28

This semester, all of our classes will be adapted to take place via the Zoom live-conferencing platform. Registered students are expected to attend all classes, though they will each receive a materials kit for crafting or design projects in order to provide engagement options outside of class.

View each class to see tuition options and enroll. A limited number of scholarships for Allston-Brighton youth are available in partnership with the Harvard Ed Portal. More information and applications can be found on their website. Applications are due September 25.

Kids Company, Jr., Session 1
Ages 5 – 7
9:30 – 10:30AM

Kids Company, Jr., Session 2
Ages 5 – 7
10:45 – 11:45AM

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
2 – 4PM

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!