Orlando Kids Theaters for Performing Arts
Orlando Kids Theaters for Performing Arts – Is your little one a ham in front of people? Can he or she sing? Dance? Act? Well, whether your little one is prime for the stage or, if you’re like me, and your little ones simply enjoy watching other kids perform, below is a list of kids theaters in Orlando and around Central Florida.
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Central Florida Community Arts
After years of music-making, the founders of Central Florida Community Arts, Joshua Vickery and Jonathan Cole, came to the realization that Central Florida does not offer many cultural platforms for ALL musicians to use their talents. Therefore, in September of 2010, they decided to begin the journey of creating an incredible community arts program. They began reaching out to influential people in the Central Florida area and every one of them responded with overwhelming support – thus, Central Florida Community Arts was born. Since then, many people have been working hard to make this dream become a reality. The organization was molded into a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity and a Board of Directors and a team of staff members were developed.
After a successful kickoff in February 2011, CFCArts performed their inaugural concert to over 1,200 people in May of 2011, with a choir of over 130 singers and an orchestra of over 35 players. Since then, Central Florida Community Arts has grown exponentially to become the nation’s largest Community Choir, Florida’s largest Symphony Orchestra, a flourishing community theatre, and a multitude of performing arts programs for students of all ages. With the reimagining of the School of the Arts in 2018, the school now has an Academy offering private lessons and group classes, outreach programs for under-supported or otherwise marginalized populations, arts experiences for healthy, older adults, and arts and wellness programs at 88 sites. This organization thrives in its partnerships and collaborations and reaches thousands of artists of all ages and abilities across a five-county region. With the vision to give everyone in Central Florida the opportunity to connect, serve, and perform, CFCArts strives to create a safe place where the arts are affordable and accessible to all – no one is left behind.
Phone: (407) 937-1800
Address: 250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32804
The Athens Theatre
An Italian renaissance treasure among a talent filled town. The Athens Theatre in DeLand Florida has become a staple in the community since its doors opened. The historical site in DeLand Florida brings together the community through live performance art and live music.DeLand Athens theatre opened its doors January 6th 1922 as a vaudeville theatre. It was quickly deemed “a Gem of architecture” by DeLand Daily News. Henry DeLand wanted DeLand to be an Athens of Florida; the rich culture and elegance the theatre brought to the community was that and more.During the depression the theatre gave people an escape from the harshness which was people’s reality. Entire working class families were able to come see remarkable performances.
A renovation in the 1950s kept the theatre alive for another 40 years until costs, disrepair, and misuse inevitably led to the theatre closing in the 1990s.The community rose up and took a stand for the place that gave their lives endearing memories. 1994 came and the doors reopened thanks to a Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation Matching Grant, Main Street DeLand Association, and the people who held the theatre close to their hearts. In 2004, ownership was transferred to the Sands Theater Center Inc, which is where it remains today.Through the turbulence, the Athens Theatre stood behind Volusia County for over 80 years and thanks to the community now it will continue to have a beautiful future.
Today, the theatre offers adult and youth plays and musicals, youth camps and workshops, live performances, concerts, movies, charity events, and is even available to rent out privately for conferences, graduations, engagement photos, weddings, bat/bar mitzvahs, fundraisers and whatever special event you are planning!We even rent the marquee out to display proposals, anniversaries, birth announcements, or whatever message is important to you. Meal deals are available with select local restaurants when you show your tickets, making an evening at the Athens a perfect and affordable date night or family friendly treat!Come immerse yourself in rich culture and fun at the Athens Theatre.
Address: 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand
Winter Springs Performing Arts
Winter Springs Performing Arts is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide kids with a safe and fun environment to explore all aspects of the performing arts on a variety of levels.
What we do: We provide much needed programs for young people to experience performance based opportunities including theatre, music, set design, and costume design. We offer great experiences for students looking for fun recreational performing activities, as well as those with serious industry specific aspirations.
What we believe: We believe that every young person should have the opportunity to experience the performing arts from all angles and have the opportunity to pursue that experience as far as they can dream. Even the smallest, simplest exposure to the performing arts provides key benefits for young people as they grow and interact with their community. Numerous research studies have proven that performing arts programs provide wide ranging benefits for students, both in terms of overall academic achievement, social development, and valuable skills that can be applied to endeavors they pursue in grade school, college and into their adult lives.
Why local is better: We are locally owned and operated by people that live here and have our own kids and loved-ones enrolled in our programs. We are not a franchise diverting your dollars to anywhere else. We exist exclusively to serve the local community. Our programs are custom-created based on the unique needs of local schools and other community participants.
Address: 1425 Tuskawilla Rd. # 145 Winter Springs FL 32708
Magic Curtain Productions
Magic Curtain Productions offers a entertainment for the family and education in the arts to all ages. We have Private voice and piano, acting and dance classes. We have performance Troupes that compete at theater festivals and community events.
Address: 2860 South Alafaya Tr., Orlando, Florida 32828
Orlando Repertory Theater
The REP Youth Academy provides outstanding classes, camps, workshops, and performance opportunities for young people. The Youth Academy’s programming consists of a variety of performance and technical classes for youth during the school year and summer. The Academy casts young people in their own full-scale productions, complete with professional directors and designers. Its mission is to provide a professional theatrical experience in an educational environment that is by, for and about young people.
Please take some time to look through our programs, and check back often as new programs will be added soon. For additional questions, please contact the Youth Academy Office at 407-896-7365, ext. 219, or send an e-mail email@example.com.
Address: 1001 East Princeton Street, Orlando, Florida 32803
Orlando Shakespeare Theater
With Shakespeare as our model, Orlando Shakespeare Theater presents the finest in professional, classic plays, new productions and a children’s series. Also offering schools and the community at large exciting educational experiences and special theatrical events.
Phone: (407) 262-1801
Address: P.O. Box 915271, Longwood, FL 32791
Wekiva River Players
Wekiva River Players: Wekiva River Players is Seminole County’s longest-running theater ensemble, performing continuously since 1993. From its beginnings WRP has served the community, not just providing theatrical entertainment, education and opportunities, but also giving back creatively to support important local causes through donations of time, money and talent. Over the years we’ve worked with a variety of charitable organizations, including our recent and ongoing involvement with Music for Melons, raising funds for breast cancer research.
Address: 2860 South Alafaya Tr., Orlando, Florida 32828
Central Florida Performing Arts
At CFPA, we believe that every child has potential to shine!Central Florida Performing Arts (CFPA) is a non-auditioned musical theater company for kids in the Orlando area. The goal of CFPA is to provide children, ages 3 years to teens, the opportunity to grow and develop in the areas of singing, dancing, and acting while building confidence and self-esteem through performing. We are dedicated to producing quality, family-friendly musical theater at an affordable cost.
Children who participate learn about art, music, theater, and most importantly, teamwork. Our programs develop creativity and self-expression in a safe and fun atmosphere. Over the 15 years CFPA has been in the Orlando area, we have inspired hundreds of young performers to discover their own unique performing abilities while building valuable skills that extend to all facets of life.CFPA’s theater for kids is unique in that we are non-auditioned. Every student who enrolls in our program has an opportunity to perform in the show. Auditions for individual lead roles come after the semester has started and are open to anyone.Join one of Orlando’s best kept secrets for children’s theater today!
Address: Orlando, Florida
We are Theatre South. Professional performers teaching you and your family the best of the arts. We offer a cultural arts program for children, teens and adults of the South West Orlando community. A safe environment to learn by participation in class workshops, and productions. We are a professional theater company that produces shows and concerts that add culture and creativity to our community.
Take a Class. Attend a Camp. See a show. Book a Party Show. Welcome.
Address: 11184S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, Fl 32836
The Garden Theatre offers a unique opportunity for your kids to continue to grow this spring! Taught by Karen Rugerio of Act III Acting Studio, these classes provide students experience into the worlds of music, dance and theatre with a focus on collaboration, social development and critical thinking for students ages 5-17.
Phone: 407.877.GRDN (4736)
Address: 160 West Plant Street • Winter Garden, Florida 34787
Mad Cow Theater
Mad Cow Theatre is one of Orlando’s most respected professional theatre companies presenting compelling works of theatre for a wide-range of audiences, with a passion for both classic and contemporary plays and musicals representing the best of American and World literature.
Mad Cow Theatre purposefully makes art that creates the opportunity for meaningful conversations on topics that have resonance in our community. And, as the region continues to grow in both population and stature, so do the expectations of Mad Cow and its facilities.
Our new home on the second floor of 54 West Church Street draws from the diverse, distinctive and energetic spirit of the Orlando community creating an artistic home that ignites the imagination, lifts the spirit and engages our community.
Address: 54 West Church Street, Second Floor, Orlando, FL 32801-3201
Florida Film Academy
Florida Film Academy is not a “traditional theater” per se, but all of our students act and perform in their original films. In this one of a kind program, students work is not seen on the stage, instead, their work is seen on the Big Screen!
We’ve also created a unique concept in performing arts called TALENT ED. This program offers acting, singing and dancing classes, traditional acting workshops, auditions for film and television but the twist is students produce an original screenplay and produce it for the big screen.
Everything we do is full production from script creation, acting techniques, to actually filming their work. Students can experience Florida Film Academy year round in our after school programs and summer film camps.
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Address: Orlando, Florida
Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park
Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park is a non-Equity, community theatre that encourages self-expression through dance, music, and theater. Art is an essential part of any thriving community, so we collaborate with artists and organizations to facilitate mutual support, recognition, and the exchanging of ideas.
Address: 419A W. Fairbanks Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Osceola Arts is proud to offer classes and programs for children and teens throughout the year. Kids can enjoy singing in a choir, making pottery, acting on stage and much more!
Address: 2411 East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
Kissimmee, FL 34744