We’re a community theatre program for youth and teens of all experience levels. Stretch your imagination. Gain confidence on and off the stage. Build lifelong friendships.

Why Playmakers Youth Theatre

We believe that youth theatre and performing arts programs should be inclusive, accessible and rewarding for all new and experienced performers. students in kindergarten through college are coached and monitored by experienced and talented directors and producers who are dedicated to developing individual talents while supporting all participants in learning life skills and growing as performers and people

26  Years Of Youth Theatre

12500 + Youth Performers

40 + Total Playmaker Shows

29500 + Attendees who have watched our shows

Playmakers Jr: Pure Imagination

A theatre class for children in grades k-2 of all skill levels. This?class-meets-rehearsal-process?model is a perfect introduction to the arts or a great fit for a seasoned young performer. Explore performing arts fundamentals through improv and creative movement, the ins and outs of storytelling and play a character while rehearsing for a showcase featuring solos and speaking lines for each student.

Summer Camp

Extend your Playmakers Youth Theatre experience all year-round with The Francine & Benson Pilloff Family Performing Arts Camp. A program in our J-Day Camps, youth participate in theater classes, art, swimming in The J’s outdoor pool, and electives such as improv, costume design, and puppetry — all while rehearsing their shows.

Northeast Ohio’s only 24-Hour Musical

Each summer, area teens and young adults audition blindly for an innovative, one-of-a-kind theater experience. They won’t know the show nor their role until rehearsal begins at 10 pm. They will stay up all night rehearsing, eating and having a blast with cast members. The audience will come to the show not knowing what they are about to enjoy. It’s a magical theatrical experience!

Featured Classes

Camps, K-12

08/08/2024 - 08/12/2024

An overnight vacation for adults with disabilities at Camp Wise in Chardon, Ohio.

An overnight vacation at Camp Wise for adults with disabilities. Experience Shabbat on our wooded property, sleep in cabins and meet new friends. Participants will enjoy campfire cooking, music and song sessions, sports, arts and crafts, lake activities, swimming, ropes course and more.

Camps, K-12

07/10/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camps, K-12

08/09/2024 - 08/11/2024

A family overnight vacation at Camp Wise for all ages. Enjoy all of the activities offered during our summer camps including lake activities, sports, climing tower and Shabbat and Havdalah programs.

Escape to camp for the weekend and experience what the summer Camp Wise campers rave about. Families of all ages will sleep in cabins and enjoy Shabbat and Havdalah programs. Activities include archery, mountain biking, tennis, swimming and lake fun, climbing tower, tie-dying and more.

Camps, K-12

08/09/2024 - 08/11/2024

A family overnight vacation at Camp Wise for all ages. Enjoy all of the activities offered during our summer camps including lake activities, sports, climing tower and Shabbat and Havdalah programs.

Escape to camp for the weekend and experience what the summer Camp Wise campers rave about. Families of all ages will sleep in cabins and enjoy Shabbat and Havdalah programs. Activities include archery, mountain biking, tennis, swimming and lake fun, climbing tower, tie-dying and more.

Camps, K-12

08/09/2024 - 08/11/2024

A family overnight vacation at Camp Wise for all ages. Enjoy all of the activities offered during our summer camps including lake activities, sports, climing tower and Shabbat and Havdalah programs.

Escape to camp for the weekend and experience what the summer Camp Wise campers rave about. Families of all ages will sleep in cabins and enjoy Shabbat and Havdalah programs. Activities include archery, mountain biking, tennis, swimming and lake fun, climbing tower, tie-dying and more.

Camps, K-12

08/09/2024 - 08/11/2024

A family overnight vacation at Camp Wise for all ages. Enjoy all of the activities offered during our summer camps including lake activities, sports, climing tower and Shabbat and Havdalah programs.

Escape to camp for the weekend and experience what the summer Camp Wise campers rave about. Families of all ages will sleep in cabins and enjoy Shabbat and Havdalah programs. Activities include archery, mountain biking, tennis, swimming and lake fun, climbing tower, tie-dying and more.

K-12

08/26/2024 - 06/13/2025

Wind down after school with activities, homework help and friends.

Kids ages K-6 enjoy a variety of activities including basketball and tag in The J's gymnasium, playing games with friends, or creating art projects. It's the perfect place to wind down from the school day, get homework help, and get recharged for family time.

Camps, K-12

07/01/2024 - 07/07/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camps, K-12

07/10/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camps, K-12

07/10/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camps, K-12

07/10/2024 - 07/21/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camps, K-12

07/10/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Past Shows

Playmakers Youth Theatre Leadership

 
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