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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 brand new next step for our Kids Company program for students ages 11 – 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! NOTE: This pilot program launching in Spring 2019 is currently contingent on an enrollment minimum.

A.R.T. Kids Company Jamboree is our weeklong summer program offered for both Kids Company age groups (ages 5 – 7, ages 8 – 10). Incorporating all aspects of our semester-long programs, students explore a theme that unites STEM learning with creative play.

School-year classes meet Saturdays for eight weeks at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Harvard Square and culminate in an open class, when friends and family gather on the final day for a presentation of the students’ work (with snacks, of course). Summer Kids Company Jamboree classes meet for three hours each day for one week.

Enrollment for Spring 2020 is now open.

Please email to receive information on upcoming semesters.


A.R.T. Kids Company, Jr.: $270
A.R.T. Kids Company: $310
A.R.T. Young Company: $360

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!