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All classes and rehearsals are held at the Helen Hayes Studios: 142 Main Street (rear entrance) in Nyack, NY. Performances take place in different theaters throughout Rockland County including Clarkstown South H.S. and the Antrim Playhouse.

We are located on the corner of Franklin and Main Streets. Look for the parking lot adjacent to the Chinese restaurant. Walk to the back of that parking lot. Our glass door is located at the back of the building.

Please park on the street since parking is not allowed in the parking lot next to our studios. There are plenty of public parking meters available on the streets surrounding our space.

About Us

The Helen Hayes Youth Theatre offers year-round theater classes and performance opportunities for young actors ages 5 to 18 from all backgrounds of theater experience. Our programs take place in our homebase of Nyack, as well as Westchester County, New York.

Our mission is to provide rigorous training in the theater arts while also offering training in life skills such as public speaking, improved focus, social skills, self-confidence and team building under the watchful eye of our staff of highly committed theater professionals.

The Helen Hayes Youth Theatre is guided by the enduring values of Helen Hayes herself – a fierce pursuit of excellence, honesty and integrity; a belief in lifelong learning and the importance of friendships.


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Summer Theater Camp 2014

Spend two weeks are spent rehearsing a full-scale musical. Week one will rehearse in our Nyack studios. Week two will rehearse and perform onstage at the Antrim Playhouse in Suffern, NY. Performances take place on the final Friday and Saturday evening of the program at 7:00pm. The amazing result of these two weeks is a complete theatrical production including a professional set, lighting, costumes and props. Each participant in the program plays a significant part in the show whether they play a leading role, featured role or an ensemble part. We welcome newcomers to the stage as well as seasoned pros. Registration is first come first serve. Auditions will take place on the first day of camp.

Camp for performers ages 8 - 17 runs Monday thru Friday from 10am - 4:30pm and costs $800. Performances on the final Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00pm.

Jr. Camp for performers ages 5 - 7 runs Monday thru Friday from 9:30am - 1:00pm and costs $400. Jr. Final performance takes place at 12pm on the final Friday of camp.