Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater
Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater, founded in 1975, is Connecticut's oldest and largest theater program for young people.We believe that access to high-quality arts experiences is a fundamental right. Throughout its history, Oddfellows has remained committed to artistic excellence and social change. The Playhouse’s mission has three parts: 1) an artistic dimension to provide high-quality theater by and for young people; 2) an educational dimension to promote the growth of young people--in skills, knowledge, and self-confidence--through the performing arts; and 3) a social action dimension to offer opportunities especially to underserved and at-risk youngsters to promote the development of a genuinely multiracial, multicultural society. Individual Playhouse programs must address at least one of these broad goals; Playhouse activities as a whole must address all three.
Oddfellows offers classes, performance opportunities and special events to young people ages 1 to 20.