Theater: Companies & Theater Groups For Youth

Theater Companies & Theater Groups For Youth

Participation in theater arts builds self-confidence and encourages personal development. In the following, find theater companies and groups that work with youth. Also contact local schools and college theater departments for more opportunities to participate.



Birdcage Theatre; Oroville. Training & education for both young people & adults in the performing arts. 1740 Bird St. (530) 533-2473.

Blue Room Young Company; Chico. Blue Room Theatre’s educational youth program for ages 3-18 yrs is dedicated to providing children & teens the opportunity to experience performing arts through classes, workshops, camps & public productions. Scholarships may be available. 139 W. First St. (530) 895-3749.

Chico Performances Schools Field Trip Series; Chico. Offers reduced price tickets for special, children-focused showings during school hours to expose kids to quality music & theater.Ticket orders are on a first-come/first-served basis. Shows run Sep-May, held at CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (For the Kids tab). (530) 898-6333.

Chico Theater Company. Dedicated to producing quality community theater for youth & adults. 166 Eaton Rd., Ste. F. (530) 894-3282.

Not Your Garden Variety Theatre Company; Chico. Geared for children & teens with autism, running as a six-week summer program, helping ages 4-17 yrs learn new ways to express & interpret emotions, build friendships, & strengthen group participation skills. Run by Little Red Hen. (530) 897-0300.

StageCoach Youth Theater; Paradise. Students ages 6-16 yrs explore the creative process in a theatre arts program offered by Theatre on the Ridge, the oldest California community theater north of Sacramento. Basic & advanced classes build skills in acting, music & dance while promoting self-expression & collaboration. 3735 Neal Rd. (530) 877-5760.



Arts For US Program; Redding. For children & teens on the autism spectrum to express themselves through the performing arts. Run by Harris Studios. 3067 Victor Ave. (530) 515-7151.

Harris Studios; Redding. Offers quality theater instruction for all ages & abilities. Experiences in  arts & culture include acting, dance, music, scriptwriting, singing, recording & more. 3019 Victor Ave. (530) 515-7151.

Kids Unlimited; Redding. Ages 7-18 yrs. Develops dignity, character & a sense of belonging in young people through the performing arts of music, dance, drama & professional-level performances. (530) 710-9767.

The Redding Arts Project. Offers children & adults performing arts education in theater & dance. Home to the Redding Theatre Company & Redding City Ballet. Talents flourish in an atmosphere of artistic expression & collaboration. 1726 Market St. (530) 245-1019.



Shasta Studios & Mt. Shasta Children’s Theatre. A professional academy for music, dance & children’s theatre. Classes & performance opportunities throughout the year for all ages. (530) 235-6222.



Red Bluff Performing Arts Centre. Professional instruction in hip-hop, ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical & competition, musical theater & voice. Welcomes students with special needs & students who are deaf or hard of hearing. 12881 Baker Rd. (530) 255-4180.

Updated September 2107 RD
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Updated: Sep 10, 2017 @ 2:19 pm