Grades 1 - 3


Gloucester Stage Youth Conservatory

Your Instructor

Kelli O’Brian

Greetings! I am thrilled at the prospect of working with the Gloucester Stage Youth Company. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Loyola Marymount University, and am currently enrolled in Emerson’s MA/MFA Theatre Education program, beginning Fall ’21. My previous work experience includes teaching drama to elementary school children, as well as coaching a high school speech team.

My ultimate goal is to help students grow in themselves, while also growing in their knowledge of the world around them. I want to help students develop their curiosity, bravery, and empathy, while also experiencing the joys and thrills of theatre work. I hope very much to assist with Gloucester Stage’s youth program.

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Tuition Assistance


Limited funds are available for financial aid. Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. You will be contacted about your application, whether or not a scholarship is awarded. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF

Who is eligible for financial aid?
Financial aid eligibility is dependent upon the degree of need as verified by this form and supporting documents.

Do you offer payment plans?
Payment plans may be taken advantage of by anyone, regardless of financial need. This option is available to families who prefer to split a balance of $100 or more into two or three installments. No application is required; if you would like to arrange a payment plan, please email the Education Director: Katie@gloucesterstage.com

How do I apply for financial aid?
Email this completed form, with relevant documents attached, to the Education Director: Katie@gloucesterstage.com or bring paper copies to the theatre box office. Financial aid requests must be submitted a week prior to the first date of class or rehearsal.

What does a financial aid scholarship cover?
If eligible, one partial or full scholarship will be awarded per household. For scholarships greater than 50%, volunteer opportunities are encouraged. No child turned away due to lack of funding.

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Fractured Fairytales

Fall Theatre Workshops

Workshops for all ages

Performance and learning opportunities for older students

Our Goal

Students in grades 1-3 are introduced to age-appropriate theatre vocabulary and performance skills through fun and engaging classes and performing opportunities that allow them to explore the range of their imaginations, develop self-confidence and hone skills in teamwork and communication. 

Fall 2021 Theatre Arts Workshops

Fractured Fairytales

Ever wonder what would happen if Cinderella wore sneakers instead of glass slippers? What if The Big Bad Wolf started a pizza delivery service? In this creative class, students take fairytales and folktales and create their own versions. Using different stories as inspiration each week, students explore exciting characters, plots and settings using acting and movement activities to bring them to life. The workshop culminates in a final sharing for families on the last day of class.

Saturdays 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
September 25, October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13 (8 weeks)

Tuition: $160

Get In Touch

Location: 267 East Main Street, Gloucester Stage Company, 01930

Telephone: (978) 281 – 4433

Email: katie@gloucesterstage.com

Access & Inclusion 

As part of Gloucester Stage Youth Company’s commitment to access and inclusion, we make intentional choices in our practices to ensure we are a welcoming space for people of all abilities, ethnicities, economic statuses and genders.

Our teaching artists are happy to work with families to meet individual physical and learning needs. If there are ways in which we can help your family feel more welcome or supported, please email our Education Director: Katie@gloucesterstage.com