Wednesday, December 31, 2014

First Night

We are looking forward to being part of First Night Tacoma Pierce County this year! Drop in and say 'hello!'
From 7pm - 9pm, Tacoma Youth Theatre actors will work with drop-in young actors to explore and perform small scenes from Peter Pan. We'll also be providing free face painting and tours throughout the evening. 


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  

Your Child Onstage

at Tacoma Youth Theatre

FREE  *No Buttons Necessary*
From 7pm - 9pm, Tacoma Youth Theatre actors will work with drop-in young actors to explore and perform small scenes from Peter Pan. We'll also be providing free face painting and tours throughout the evening.   
Tacoma Youth Theatre is located at 924 Broadway - the first floor of the Pythian Temple.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Don't miss the Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

Barbara Robinson's THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER has FOUR MORE PERFORMANCES!  This hilarious and touching story is just one hour long and perfect for the whole family!  Don't miss this fun family holiday event.  Get tickets today at  $20.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth ages 18 and younger.

Thursday, December 18th @ 7:00
Pay What You Can - Tickets are available at the door only starting at 6:00 PM

Friday, December 19th @ 7:00
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Saturday, December 20th @ 7:00
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Sunday, December 21st @ 3:00
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Photos by Susan Adrian McClung

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - December 11-21

Opens December 11th and runs through December 21.  Thursday-Saturday @ 7:00 , Sundays at 3:00

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Snow White was so much fun!

A huge THANK YOU to the cast, crew, families and audience members who all came together to make this weekend's performances of Snow White such a successful realization of Tacoma Youth Theatre's mission. Together, we are building a community that actively participates in celebrating the efforts and accomplishments of local young artists. How exciting!



Monday, August 11, 2014

Urgent Fund Request

Thank you for being a part of Tacoma Youth Theatre’s very successful first two years of programing. Maggie Knott and I believe so strongly in the benefits of youth theatre that, in 2012, we self-funded the considerable costs of starting this company.  Thankfully, we were not alone.  Families and individuals from throughout the greater Tacoma area have come together to prove that a theatre, with the sole purpose of nurturing young artists, can succeed. 

This is an urgent request for your continued financial support.  I am pleased to announce that your financial gift to Tacoma Youth Theatre is tax-deductible through our partner agency Shunpike, a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your financial support helps Tacoma Youth Theatre maintain accessibility through affordable and pay-what-you-can theatre experiences.  If you are reading this letter, you know first-hand the incredible value of Tacoma Youth Theatre’s mission.  Maggie and I have a combined, award-winning experience of over 60 years in theatre and education.  Tacoma Youth Theatre provides professional expectations, resources, and mentors, in a safe and nurturing environment where unique individuals, ages 5-18, can discover the impact, success, and joy of theatre for themselves.

Look what has been accomplished with your support: 
·         Over 300 young artists have participated in 28 productions.
·         16 high-quality one act plays for young actors have been written or revised.
·         Tacoma Youth Theatre has a permanent home in an innovative new, youth-centric theatre –
in the heart of Tacoma’s Theatre District.
·         A Seabury Middle School partnership provided an outstanding theatre experience for students.
Plans for the up-coming year include:
·         continuing with our successful, pay-what-you-can, after-school programs.
·         offering production opportunities exclusively for teens.
·         expanding our mission to include daytime pre-school experiences.
·         maintaining our partnerships with Shunpike and Seabury.
·         developing additional partnerships and new funding sources.
·         adding to Tacoma Youth Theatre’s catalogue of plays and beginning on-line script sales.
·         revamping summer, winter, and spring break camps to feature all-day, one-week camps.
·         continuing the integration of our mission with our structures and spaces – providing more opportunities for hands-on learning.
·         improving outreach and marketing efforts within the local community.
·         forming an advisory committee to help move toward a solid path of sustainability.

Make a donation today!  Help ensure that theatre arts education remains accessible. YOU ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THIS INNOVATIVE THEATRE.  

Through our partner agency, Shunkpike – Tacoma Youth Theatre can receive tax-deductible donations.  

Please give what you can, every donation helps! – and do it right away!  

Monday, August 4, 2014


Random rehearsal photos from this summer's production of

Cast Photo

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Theatre for the whole family!

Mark your calendars for these fun-filled, affordable, family events!

Tickets to every performance are sold as part of a Fundraiser to keep Tacoma Youth Theatre experiences affordable!  All tickets are by Pay-What-You-Can, and by donation.


Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm

August 15 & 16 at 7pm, August 17 at 3pm 

All performances are under one-hour in length. 
A perfect introduction to theatre.

Tacoma Youth Theatre's Box Office opens 
approximately 45 minutes before each showtime

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

You can still AUDITION!

A Midsummer Night's Dream
If you are interested in being a part of this production and could not make the audition - no worries.  Call Maggie Knott at 253-226-6962 or email her at and set up a time to audition.
Don't Delay!  The final audition deadline is Thursday, July 3rd at 3:00 PM.
The auditions are being held at Tacoma Youth Theatre's innovative new facility located at 924 B Broadway, Tacoma, WA  98403. 
July 7th - July 24th 
Mondays - Thursday
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
July 25th, 26th, 27th
7:00 pm Friday and Saturday, 
3:00 pm on Sunday
$300.00 (pay-what-you-can)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Alice in Wonderland

Join Tacoma Youth Theatre Summer Camp for ALICE IN WONDERLAND.  Take a quick, fun-filled tour through wonderland.  Great for the whole family.  Tickets are available at the door by donation.  Mark your calendars and bring the kiddos!  Friday, June 27th at 7:00 PM, Saturday, June 28th at 7:00 PM, and Sunday, June 29th at 3:00 PM.  Tacoma Youth Theatre is located in the Downtown Theatre District at 924B Broadway.  Invest in the future of live theatre.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Don't miss THE SECRET GARDEN at Tacoma Youth Theatre.  CLICK THE LINK to the RIGHT for tickets.

This beautiful new play is written and directed by Scott Campbell -- adapted from the novel by Frances Hodsgen Burnett.  

Young Mary Lennox is brought to England to live with the hunchback Archibald Craven after the death of her parents in India.  Once there, Mary discovers that the 600 year old estate is riddled with mysteries. Why is there a garden that has no door?  Why does no one talk about the garden?  Who is crying in night?

Join Mary and her cousin Colin as they learn how to get into the hidden garden and discover the joys of life, wellness, and friendship within its secret walls.

THE SECRET GARDEN is part of Tacoma Youth Theatre's Mainstage series featuring experienced adult mentor actors taking the stage with talented young actors.   THE SECRET GARDEN features mentor actors Rachel Fitzgerald, Joseph Grant, and Joe Kelly.

THURSDAY, June 19th is Pay-What-You-Can night - the show starts at 7:00.  Tickets are available at the door only for this performances.  Advanced tickets for Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm and Sunday at 3:00 can be purchased on-line at Tickets are $20.00 for adults and ONLY $5.00 for ages 18 and younger. Seating is Limited - make your reservations RIGHT NOW!

Monday, March 3, 2014


Auditions for LITTLE WOMEN: 
Wednesday, March 5th at 6:30 
Ages 10-18 – BOYS and GIRLS

This is an outstanding educational opportunity for both experienced and first-time young actors. No experience necessary, no preparation required and walk-ins are welcome! 

Cost: If cast, $300 - PAY WHAT YOU CAN*

Mondays through Thursdays from 6:30 - 9pm
Some Saturday & Sunday daytime rehearsals. 
(Actors are called as needed, and any conflicts may be listed on the audition form and taken into account when scheduling rehearsals.) 
March 12 - April 17
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This is a Main Stage production for Tacoma Youth Theatre, performing April 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27

The few adult characters will be played by experienced actors and educators, who will collaborate with and mentor the young artists. We'll be learning tons, but this is a production, not a class. Actors will only be called to rehearsal as needed. 

For more information: 
(253) 677-0531

Tuition is pay-what-you-can* and due, if cast, on the first day of rehearsals.

*PAY WHAT YOU CAN tuition is not free. Tacoma Youth Theatre is funded through tuition payments. However, we believe that ALL children should have the opportunity to discover the magic of theatre - regardless of their ability to pay. Families are asked to pay the full tuition amount or an alternate amount they can afford. For more information about pay-what-you-can: 

Please help us to spread the word! 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

In the news . . .

GO Arts: Tacoma Youth Theatre launches first production in new downtown space

Tacoma News TribuneFebruary 18, 2014 

Tacoma’s theater district has a new theater. It’s not big, it looks like a storefront and it still needs some paint. But for Tacoma Youth Theatre, which has just begun its first after-school production in the new space, the location across from the Pantages is perfect.
“We’re super-happy in this location,” said co-founder and director Scott Campbell, as the youth theater’s other director Maggie Knott led a dozen kids through a reading of “Peter Pan.” “It’s good to have a theater in the theater district! READ MORE

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tacoma Youth Theatre 2014

A brand new year is upon us and Tacoma Youth Theatre has a brand new theatre facility, designed specifically for young artists.  We want you to experience the joys, impact, and success of theatre this year.

Explore this newly designed blog to find out the latest information about classes, camps, productions, tickets, and more.

Thanks for visiting!