Founded in 2010 and selected by Connecticut Magazine as Connecticut’s Best Children’s Theater in 2017, New Britain Youth Theater is a
professionally-run community and educational theater for children and teens.
NBYT produces a season of performances by and for children and young adults, provides educational programming to schools, and offers drama classes and individual coaching and lessons. The theater reaches children and their families in Greater New Britain, Greater Hartford, the Farmington Valley, and throughout Connecticut. NBYT programs include “Kids on Stage!” and “Teen Company” productions, Performance Skills classes, in-school and after-school arts-integrated and arts-enrichment programming, community outreach programs, and more.
NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social, emotional, and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts.
NBYT operates its programs in community spaces and schools throughout Greater New Britain, and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
NBYT Classes and Programs
Kids on Stage! Productions
A family series of plays for young actors, ages 7 to 14, performed at Holmes Elementary School in New Britain.
NBYT Teen Company
Plays for ages 12 to 18 that are also chosen, produced, promoted and staffed by teenagers.
A summer musical bringing together ages 7 to 16, and often including younger children ages 5 and 6 as well.
In-School and Afterschool Programs
Arts integration programs scheduled and arranged through schools to bring theater into the classroom or engage afterschool students in all aspects of theater performance and production based upon State of Connecticut curriculum guidelines.
Home School Enrichment Programs
Weekly enrichment programs offered to homeschooled students to teach all aspects of theater performance and production based upon State of Connecticut curriculum guidelines.
Theater Classes and Workshops
Acting, dance, and improv classes held on Saturday mornings, and other workshops scheduled according to student interest. NBYT can also bring customized programs to schools, organizations or a group.
Celebrate your birthday with theater awesomeness!
NBYT birthday parties are two hours (generally 60 minutes of activities and 60 minutes of party time) plus 30 minutes time allowed for both set-up and clean-up. Extended time is available for an additional cost. Games and activities are run by NBYT staff, and a space with tables and chairs is provided for refreshments (which are not provided by NBYT).