Theater for Young Audiences program

Each spring, approximately 2,000 students from school districts around Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley experience the joy of live theater through our Theater for Young Audiences program, where we offer shows targeted to younger age groups.

Charlotte's Web, scheduled to begin performances on March 30, 2020 at Sierra Madre Playhouse, has been canceled. The financial impact to the production because of the recent passage of Assmebly Bill 5 (AB-5) by California forced the cancellation. See the full statement by the Playhouse President, David Gordon, and the company's Artistic Director, Christian Lebano, here.

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Our Theater for Young Audiences program extends and amplifies classroom learning --- and for many local students, this is the first play they’ve ever seen. Since 2014, Sierra Madre Playhouse has welcomed nearly 7,000 students from 11 school districts around the region at more than 90 special weekday matinees.

Participating students learn about the process and teamwork involved in telling a story on stage, and each teacher is provided with a study guide for reading the book with their students. Lessons are standards-based and engage students in multiple subjects, from Language Arts to STEAM.


Stuart Little

[Photo: Diane Siegel]

Nothing is the Same [2018]

A Wrinkle In Time [2017]

[Photo: Gina Long]

Charlotte's Web [2016]

Einstein is a Dummy

[Photo: John Dlugolecki Photography]

Battledrum [2014]

[Photo: Gina Long]


“I wanted to let you know how much we loved the play! The Sierra Madre Playhouse is such a

cozy, comfortable, and historic venue, we would love to come back again."  – 3rd grade teacher, Longley Way Elementary, Arcadia

“My colleague and I adored our time at the playhouse today! It is by far the best theater field

trip we have had the opportunity to enjoy. We look forward to a yearly visit.” – 2nd grade teacher, Camino Grove Elementary, Arcadia

“We had a wonderful time visiting the theater yesterday! It was a lovely first-time experience for many of our students." – 1st grade teacher, Mountain Avenue Elementary, Glendale


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