Young People’s Theater Workshop


Registration for 2018 Young People’s Theater Workshops will open on March 30. This program is co-offered through the Northfield Public Schools Community Services. Please visit Community Services to register.


Young People’s Theater Workshop (often referred to as YPTW) is in its 28th 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 live performances for the public on the last three days. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Scholarships are available.

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?  Bob Gregory-Bjorklund manages and leads the program.  YPTW Staff includes theater artists, classroom teachers and highly-qualified theater majors.


Session I: June 11 – 29, 2018
Public Performances: 5:30 p.m. June 27, 28 & 10 a.m. June 29
Session II:  July 16 – August 3, 2018
Public Performances: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1, 2 & 10 a.m. Aug. 3

Performances occur during the third week on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Friday morning.


Rehearsals and Performances: Arcadia Charter School, 1719 Cannon Rd, Northfield


  • “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 Education and Volunteer Manager Megan Proft at

More educational theater is available with our Purple Door Youth Theater program!


2017-18 Education Season Sponsor:

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2017-18 Young People’s Theater Workshop Sponsors:

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