Playtime Stories is an engaging combination of children’s stories and live performance. Young children will have the unique opportunity to see their favorite books brought to life onstage. Members of our apprentice company and former Youth Acting Workshop students will create a dynamic weekly series of events that are both fun and interactive. Following the performances, all audience members will be invited to join the Playtime Stories Company with interactive workshops relating to the story. Turn off your TV and bring the kids to a wonderful morning of theatre! For ages 2 and up.

WHEN: Begins in June. Full schedule to come. All performances are held on Saturday mornings at 10am.

WHERE: Gloucester Stage Lobby, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA

HOW MUCH: $5 per Child (includes one free adult)

Be sure to stop by The Bookstore of Gloucester for a section with all the books in Playtime Stories this year! >>


Saturday, JUNE 30 @ 10AM



Nonna, What is St. Peter’s Fiesta?

Saturday, JULY 14 @ 10AM


The Cat in the Hat

The Lorax

Saturday, JULY 21 @ 10AM


Where the Wild Things Are


Saturday, JULY 28 @ 10AM


The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Secret Birthday Message

The Very Lonely Firefly

Saturday, AUGUST 4 @ 10AM


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Katy and the Big Snow


Saturday, AUGUST 11 @ 10AM


Goodnight Moon

The Little Prince


Saturday, AUGUST 18 @ 10AM


Alexander and the… Very Bad Day

The TRUE Story of the Three Little Pigs

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse