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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.

Helen Hayes Youth Theatre
Summer 2015 Programs

For more information:
Phone: (845) 826-2049

Rehearsals: Mondays through Fridays, 9:30am – 1:00pm
Performance: Final Friday @ 12:00pm
Tuition: $400 each session
Session #1: June 29 – July 10: 101 Dalmatians 
Session #2: July 13 – July 24: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Session #3: July 27 – August 7: Emperor’s New Clothes

Rehearsals: Mondays through Fridays, 10am – 4:30pm
Performances: Final Friday and Saturday at 7pm
Tuition: $800 each session

Session #1: June 29 – July 11: Once on this Island
Session #2: July 13 – July 25: Into the Woods
Session #3: July 27 – August  8: Once Upon a Mattress

SENIOR COMPANY: Ages 12 – 17
Session #1: July 6 – July 18: Once on this Island
Session #2: July 20 – August 1: Into the Woods
Session #3: August 3 – August 15: Once Upon a Mattress

MIXED AGE GROUP: Ages 7 – 17
Session #1: August 10 – August 22: Once Upon a Mattress

Based on the resounding success of last summer's SPRING AWAKENING, we are excited to offer our Advanced Theatre Intensive. This unique program is ideal for current college and high school students seeking a small, ensemble experience with like-minded professionally-focused performers.

Audition: Monday, June 22 @ 6:00pm
Register online for an audition spot

Rehearsals: Mondays through Thursdays, 6pm – 10pm
June 29 – August 5
Performances: August  6 – 9
Tuition: $350.  Tuition may also be paid in program ads.

Once on this Island:, Once On This Island is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island.

Into the Woods: The Brothers Grimm "go Broadway”!
All of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch—meet and interact in this whimsical original story. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

Once Upon a Mattress: If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a surprise! This spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some hilarious shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

American Idiot: The two-time TONY Award-winning hit musical American Idiot, based on Green Day's GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. An energy-fueled rock opera,American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day's groundbreaking album to execute the story line.