Youth Performance Arts

The Youth Performing Art Series gives children with performance arts ability the opportunity to develop and showcase their talents locally. There different projects in the series:


 216.664.2562 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm 

Youth who dance, sing, act and perform poetry form a summer  performing art troupe that appears on a mobile stage unit from early June through August.

Youth between the ages of 5 and 17 audition annually in May.  Hopeful participants must bring their own music to the audition.  The Division of Recreation provides voice instructors and choreographers to enhance talent.

Holiday Play

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The Holiday Play is a fun-filled opportunity for newcomers as well as experienced thespians. Singing, acting and dancing are presented on the stage of the historic Little Theater at the Public Auditorium and Conference Center. Interested youth ages 5 to 18 audition in early October. The annual show takes place during the latter part of December.

Youth Talent Showcase

216.664.2562 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

The Talent Showcase features talented, trained youth ages 9 to 17 with previous performance experience in three categories: dancing, singing and variety. There is no open audition for this program, as acts are invited to perform based on the diversity they bring to the program and on prior performance experience. The show is emceed by two teenagers and presented annually in May in the historic Little Theater at the Cleveland Public Auditorium and Conference Center.