Footlight Players

Footlight Players logoFootlight Players youth theater company provides young people opportunities to discover their creativity in a safe, nurturing environment led by professional teaching artists.

The Footlight Program is a month-long youth theater day camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12, and a teen academy for those 12 and older for deeper study and training. We're open to all youth with a desire to explore their creative talents.

The Footlight staff are professional theater artists assisted by college interns. The program concludes with public performances by the entire Footlight Company.

Footlight is…


Everyone gets a chance to perform a role or choose to crew backstage in the Festival of Plays.


Creative workshops in acting, music, dance, playwriting, puppetry, improvisation, costume, technical theater, and more to help you become the best that you can be!

A Whole Lotta Fun

Lunchbox theater, dress-up days, and an overnight lock-in are just some examples of themed days making Footlights extra fun!

Footlight Players is canceled for summer 2021.

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts logoFootlight Players receives funding from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. State government funding comes through an annual appropriation by Pennsylvania’s General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.