Young People’s Theater Workshop (often referred to as YPTW) is in its 34th year of educational theater programming! YPTW offers experiences in creative drama and performance. Starting with a given theme, each age group works with a director to create, rehearse and perform an original script. These unique scripts meld together for a fun and exceptional show. Most mornings, students also attend theater arts and dance classes. Past Young People’s Theater Workshops have included such themes as Making Waves, Something Wicked this Way Comes, Passages and Break Down the Wall(s). The Young People’s Theater Workshop culminates with performances for the public. YPTW is a tuition based educational theater program.


YPTW is open to students entering grades 3-12. Students are placed in groups up to 14 students according to their age. All students come together for morning and end-of-day meetings.

Who will be working with the students? Beth Breiland will manage and lead the program. Other YPTW staff includes theater artists, classroom teachers and highly-qualified theater majors.


YPTW Session I: June 10-28 (no class June 19 in observance of Juneteenth holiday), 9am-2pm (at the Middle School)
YPTW Session II: July 15-Aug 2, 9:15am-2pm (at the High School)

Performances will be held during the third week of each session of the program, with two evening performances the last week, and one morning performance on the final day. More information on the presentation of these performances will be coming.


Young People’s Theater Workshop 2024

Session 1 will be held at the Northfield Middle School

Session 2 will be held at the Northfield High School


  • “It was a wonderful experience! Thanks to the staff for their hard work.”
  • “YPTW was awesome, thank you so much!”
  • “Thank you for an amazing program! My son looks forward to it each summer.”


Please contact us at jennie@northfieldartsguild.org

Please register through Community Education by clicking the link below:


More educational theater is available with our Purple Door Youth Theater program and youth classes held throughout the year.