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Welcome to YOU*THeatre!

We believe a profound theatre experience has the potential to transform its participants and audiences, so Western Stage’s YOU*THeatre programs provide quality theatre experiences for young people in the Central Coast. The Western Stage is known for its artistic excellence, and this standard is maintained in all of its Theatre for Youth activities. The purpose of TWS’s outreach efforts is to provide opportunities that encourage the personal growth of young people through acting and technical theatre classes, workshops, and performances with sequential levels of difficulty and challenge. TWS’s youth outreach has five major components:


The Western Stage YOU*THeatre program has a variety of ways to get involved. Like our 2017 youth summer camp, internships and apprenticeships! Click here to learn more! GET INVOLVED! Want to learn more about YOU*THeatre’s history?  Follow this link to read up on our youth program’s past! YOU*THeatre History

Click here for info on our youth summer camp!

2x4BASH provides an opportunity for the next generation of theatre artists to collaborate, innovate and educate through provocative contemporary works. We challenge artists and audiences alike to approach theatre from new perspectives and invite all to connect their own life experience with the work.

Click here for more info on 2×4 Bash!


Community Partnerships Over the years, partnerships with organizations such as the National Steinbeck Center, the Alisal Center for the Fine Arts, the Watsonville JACL, and various school districts extends TWS’ reach into the community by providing consultation, special performances, or program development in Theatre. For more information Contact the Artistic Program Director.