Performing Arts Education

Fostering Creative Growth

Auburn Public Theater partners with Auburn Public Schools & community centers to provide free performing arts classes for individuals of all ages. We also offer ongoing, dynamic and affordable classes & summer camps right here at the theater in film, theater & music. Our youth programs challenge and educate our community’s children and foster creative growth through shared artistic experiences. Tuition assistance and full scholarships available!

Vision & Mission

Our classes offer an accessible, safe and inclusive space that fosters talented and motivated students to do their best and pursue their dreams. We value diversity and respect each community member and their contributions equally. Click HERE to read more about our Vision & Mission for all of our education programs.

Education Events

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On-Site Classes

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Off-Site Classes

All off-site classes are offered in partnership with Booker T. Washington Community Center’s free after school programs. All lessons and instruments are free to all students. Offsite classes continue into the summer. Click HERE to read more about Booker T. Washington’s after school programs. 

GUITAR CLUB

Guitar Club takes place in tandem with Booker T. Washington’s after school programs at Auburn Junior High School and Auburn High School.

Take home guitars are offered to students who

  • return to class several times
  • demonstrate an interest in learning the instrument
  • sign a contract committing to regular practice

FILM CLUB

Film Club takes place in tandem with Booker T. Washington’s after school programs at Casey Park Elementary, Seward Elementary, Genesee Elementary School, Auburn Junior High School, and Booker T. Washington Community Center.

Students are expected to

  • write scripts and devise their own stories
  • familiarize themselves with filmmaking equipment
  • assume responsibility for equipment

UKULELE CLUB

Ukulele Club takes place in tandem with Booker T. Washington’s after school programs at Genesee Elementary School, Seward Elementary School, Casey Park Elementary School, and the Booker T. Washington Community Center.

Take home ukuleles are offered to students who

  • return to class several times
  • demonstrate an interest in learning the instrument
  • sign a contract committing to regular practice

After School Calendar

See you next Fall!

Check out our summer camps for youth programming during break!

APT educational programs are made possible through the generous support of:

The Cayuga Community Fund, The Central NY Community Foundation, The Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation, The John Ben Snow Foundation, The Nelson B. Delavan Foundation, The Mimi Fishman Foundation, The M&T Charitable Trust, The Guido and Ellen Palma Foundation, and The United Way of Cayuga County. 

Kids cinema at Auburn Public Theater
Kids cinema at Auburn Public Theater
Auburn Public Theater receiving Lyons Check
Kids in the studio at Auburn Public Theater