Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association

Scene from this summer's production of "High School Musical"

Scene from this summer’s production of “High School Musical”

Volunteer teachers versed in the dramatic and musical arts are always welcome to lend their talents to the Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association, the SIMHS’s self-sustaining program that promotes positive mental health and self-confidence in young people.

The Children’s Theatre Performing Arts Company sponsors three dramatic/musical workshop series (fall, spring and summer) each year for budding thespians or returning stage veterans 5- to-18-years-old. Tuition is moderate, and a limited number of scholarships is available.

The program director and her predominantly volunteer staff teach the children all aspects of the theatre arts, and each workshop culminates in the children performing a classic Broadway musical for school classes and the public. Every child in the workshop gets a chance to perform on stage. As their training in the theatre arts progresses, the children learn the value of commitment and teamwork, develop their creative expression, hone their socialization and communication skills, and build more self-confidence.

Many of the older performers have been with the Children’s Theatre troupe since they were kindergartners, and alumni often return to pass on their skills.

Summer Registration Is On! 

Registration for our Summer Workshop has begun.

The intensive whirlwind 10-day workshops for children ages 5 to 18 run from July 3 to July 14 (no classes July 4), culminating in a musical production of  “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” on July 14.

The classes for the younger group of children, 5 through 8 years old, will meet Mondays through Fridays, from 10:15 to 11:45 am. More experienced players, ages 9 through 18, will meet Mondays through Fridays, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Course details are available with registration at For more information call 718-981-7288 or e-mail

*A reminder: Registration for the Fall Workshops will begin August 1.

For more information visit

Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association

669 Castleton Avenue  West Brighton, 10301

Tel: 718-981-7288

Rosemarie Callahan, Director