Submitted by Dic Wheeler, Oddfellows Playhouse
(August 30, 2022) —Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Families, children, volunteers and artists will have the opportunity to tour the Playhouse, meet the staff and get a hands-on sense of the kind of things that we do. Learn about opportunities this year for children, teenagers and adults alike. Find out how you can get involved at Oddfellows this fall! The Playhouse is located at 128 Washington Street in Middletown.
Oddfellows Playhouse is Connecticut’s oldest and largest performing arts program. Since 1975, Oddfellows has offered young people throughout central Connecticut access to high-quality performing arts education and performances. Financial aid is available to families who are not available to afford tuition.
Registration is now open for our 48th season, which begins September 17, 2022. Our fall programming offers age-appropriate training in theater, dance, circus, music and visual art for ages 3 – 20. Programs for younger students focus on skill-building and fun. Teenagers can find challenge, inspiration and community in Circophony Teen Circus or the Teen Repertory Company. Adults of all ages are encouraged to join the fun at the Playhouse as volunteers; opportunities include everything from helping with the box office or ushering for performances, assisting in classes, painting sets, or volunteering in the Oddfellows office.
Oddfellows programs are made possible with support from the Middletown Commission on the Arts; Connecticut Office of the Arts/DECD; City of Middletown; The Fund for Greater Hartford; American Savings Foundation; State of Connecticut Judicial Branch (Youth Violence Prevention); Middletown Youth Services Bureau; Community Foundation of Middlesex County; Middletown Health Department; Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation; Thomas J. Atkins Memorial Trust Fund; Middlesex United Way; CHEFA Cultural Relief Grant; New England Foundation for the Arts/New England Arts Resilience Fund; George & Grace Long Foundation; and many generous individual donors.