Young Actors Theater: The Playground

Young Actors Theater: The Playground

Young Actors Theatre, a Performance Residency partner in The Toby at Newfields, presents the Playground, a four-month theatre-immersion experience hosted twice yearly. Under adult mentorship, YAT students are the script writers, actors, costume designers, videographers and assistant directors.


Saturday, April 21 – 1 pm, Beauty and the Beast / 3 pm, The Six Swan

Sunday, April 22 – 2 pm, Beauty and the Beast / 4 pm, The Six Swan


Beauty and the Beast

Beauty's sisters ask for money, clothes, and the latest phones. All Beauty wants is a simple rose to remember her father's love. Join Young Actors Theatre for a modern adaptation of the classic fairy tale and discover where true beauty lies.


The Six Swans

A girl has to make a great sacrifice of silence to save her brothers and sisters from a curse.  But what will her silence cost? Join Young Actors Theatre for a brand new adaptation of a little-known Grimm fairy tale. What would you do to save someone you love?

Purchase tickets here: 

Ticketing for Beauty and the Beast

Ticketing for Six Swans

April 21 & 22
The Toby
FREE, ages 18 and under
$15 Adults

About Young Actors Theatre

Young Actors Theatre was established in 1976 as a place to empower youth for life. We have been teaching, creating, producing, innovating, and playing in Downtown Indianapolis since then, and we are here to stay! 

We serve 37,000 individuals and have a 92% return enrollment rate.

We produce innovative, original work by youth and for youth. But we are more than a theatre, and our young actors are more than students. Young Actors Theatre students are Model Citizens in the Capital City. We need a way to train students to be life-long learners, to be endlessly curious, to take matters into their own hands and to remind them that learning is the key to unlocking their future. We need a place to provide theatrical opportunities that instill confidence, creativity, and discipline in youth. We have created that place at Young Actors Theatre, and we call our process Self-Empowerment Theatre