Since 2005 the Bell Tower Theater has provided high quality youth programs that are both entertaining and educational. With programs for kids from 5-18, we have touched the lives of thousands of area kids and their families.
Kids Take the Stage Youth Theater Classes
Three times each year we offer children’s theater classes for grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. This program serves 200 kids each year.
These classes teach such theater skills as acting, singing, pantomime and improvisation, but more importantly they help kids develop real life skills like self confidence, reading comprehension, team work, self esteem and communication.
Free Summer Musical Program
Started in 2006, this program provides a free theatrical learning experience for more than 200 kids ages 7 to 18 and a low-cost cultural opportunity for more than 3,500 adult and child audience members.
The kids-for-kids youth musical is a chance for kids ages 7 to 18 to learn about the many aspects of creating a full scale musical. The program started with one cast doing 6 performances. It has since grown into two casts and 12-14 performances.
In 2013 the high school musical was added as a second full scale musical. This one an honors program giving high school age performers and technicians the opportunity to work on more challenging material.
Our program is the only one in the area that does not charge a fee and gives kids the chance to work backstage, reinforcing the idea that theater is a collaborative art form and that designers, costumers, box office staff and technical crews are just as important to the success of a show as the cast.