Youth Group Education Program


The Youth Group Education Program invites participants aged 11-17 to explore the many aspects of theatre development and performance at Oshawa Little Theatre.  

This program gives participants the opportunity to develop a variety of skills by engaging in drama and musical theatre workshops run by experienced professionals.  Participants are guided to develop confidence in the performing arts, such as acting, singing, and dancing.  

Participants will also be exposed to technical and ‘behind the scenes’ elements which are vital to the success of any performance in theatre.  These workshop areas might include: costumes, hair and makeup, prop creation, set build and design, lighting and sound operation, and stage management.

The Youth Group Education Program runs from September to May.  For the first few months, students will participate in a variety of professional workshops each Saturday from 9am – 12pm.  Then, they will demonstrate their experiences in a Showcase of the Arts for their families in December.  There will be auditions to determine specific roles for the Full Stage Production culminating with a 2 week run in the Spring.  All Performance Youth Group Education participants will be cast in the production. Production rehearsals will run full days on Saturdays from January to May. After the March Break, half day Sunday rehearsals will be added, and will be increased to full days on Sunday in mid-April. The program has strict attendance policies for the production rehearsal period.  You must be able to commit to the rehearsal schedule with no more than three approved absences and no absences from after March Break  onward, unless special permission is granted.

The significant commitment by both the youth and parents to the Youth Group results in vibrant and rewarding theatre experiences.  A volunteer commitment from all families is essential for the production in order to fulfill all of our backstage needs. Each family is required to contribute a minimum of 15 volunteer hours leading up to the show and/or during the run of the show.  Parent and family members will be able to volunteer in all areas of the theatre: marketing, costumes, set decoration, set construction, backstage, props, lighting and sound, and hair and makeup. Training will be provided: no experience necessary!

the prom


Do you have a passion for the Performing Arts? Do you love to sing, act, or dance?  

Oshawa Little Theatre will be accepting registrations from those aged 11 to 17 that are interested in auditioning for the 2024-2025 Oshawa Little Theatre Youth Group Education Program. There is no fee to audition. If you are successful in your audition, a fee of $320 is due in full on our registration day in September. The total cost of $320 includes a registration fee of $300, plus a mandatory $20 membership fee for one youth. The registration fee covers a YG t-shirt, the workshops, preparation for the year end musical, and a year-end cast party. 

Please click on the following link to register for your audition.  We look forward to seeing you there!