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 pilot program for young children (ages 4 and under) and their households. Each week, join our teaching artists in creating and exploring stories using movement, music, and imagination. The program creates a fun and relaxed environment for the whole family 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!

Spring 2021 Classes

Registration for Spring 2021 is currently closed. To receive updates as they happen, please email to join our email list.

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-Bright youth are available in partnership with the Harvard Ed Portal. More information and applications can be found on their website.

Saturdays, March 20 – April 10, 9 – 9:45AM ET
Ages 4 & Under and household

Kids Company, Jr.
Saturdays, March 20 – May 15, 10 – 11AM ET
No class on April 24
Ages 5 – 7

Kids Company
Saturdays, March 20 – May 15, 12 – 1:30PM ET
No class on April 24
Ages 8 – 10

Young Company
Saturdays, March 20 – May 15, 2 – 4PM ET
No class on April 24
Ages 11 – 13

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!