History of Our Children’s Theatre
In 1997, approximately fifty years into the Delray Beach Playhouse’s rich history, a children’s theatre program was initiated to fill a void in Palm Beach County’s cultural acts. The response was astounding. What began simply as acting classes with 7 children and our Miss Dolly, soon evolved into a full, performing arts curriculum of acting, stage movement, voice, dance and a multi-faced staff of accredited professionals in their respective fields. Enrollment virtually doubled every year. Soon, the Playhouse found itself hosting hundreds of “young adults” in classes and on its stage every year. However, space restrictions rendered us unable to accommodate all the children wishing to participate.
In 2005, the Children’s Theatre was added as an annex to the main theatre with 4,000 square feet of performance areas to support the growing children’s programming offered after school and on weekends. The Children’s Theatre cost approximately $1.25 million for Phase 1.
Periodically through-out the year, we offer other children’s programs
– Musical Readings Improv Nights
– Parent’s Nite Out Home School Classes