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 for young children ages 3 and 4 and a caretaker! 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 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.

Spring 2023 Classes

Now Enrolling
Saturdays, March 18 – May 13
Young and Teen Companies through May 20
No class on April 22

As we plan for A.R.T.’s move to Allston, all classes will take place at the Harvard Ed Portal (224 Western Avenue, Allston; parking available). The final two weeks of A.R.T. Young Company and Teen Company are tentatively scheduled to take place in The Ex theater at the Loeb Drama Center (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge) for the classes’ dress rehearsals and final shareformances.

Allston-Brighton Scholarships
Applications Closed
A.R.T. is offering scholarships to children who live or attend public school in Allston-Brighton. If your child is an Allston-Brighton resident or student, apply for a scholarship by selecting the “Allston-Brighton Scholarship” button next to the class that interests you. All other families should choose the “Enroll” option. Applicants will be notified of their status by February 9.

COVID-19 Policies
COVID-19 vaccination will not be required. Currently, masking is optional at the Ed Portal and required at the Loeb Drama Center. All program staff will be vaccinated, tested regularly, and will remain masked throughout the program.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact

Ages 3 & 4, with an adult
9 – 10AM

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 – 3:30PM

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!