This year the Playhouse partnered with the California Arts Council, HCOE and LOCO, to bring our community three performances from around the world. Performers hailing from across the Pacific hailing from the Hawaiian Islands, and near home on the beautiful Pacific Northwest Coast.
We host a variety of Youth Programs that take place throughout the year at the Playhouse and at local schools and include theater workshops, a teen program, artists in schools program and a family fun performance series.
In the Spring of 2023, The Playhouse Family Fun Series is celebrating its 17th season for children and families at the Arcata Playhouse with public and school performances of theater, storytelling, puppetry, and a variety of performing arts. Since 2007 the series has brought performers from California, Oregon, Washington, Maine, Canada, Australia, Scotland, France, and […]
As a way of continuing to build community through the arts, Playhouse Arts offers a mobile art service! The Playhouse Wonder Wagon travels to local elementary school parking lots and community centers to deliver art packets with information about music, dance, and craft to hubs around Northern Humboldt. Read more in the Time Standard article […]
During this 8 week course, students will draw a character from their own imagination, then make it into a claymation puppet and learn to animate it. OR they will take part in building a large stop motion set and learn to animate a pre-made puppet on the set. We’ll be using a variety of materials, […]
Playhouse Arts offers youth workshops in creative theater-making with a variety of focuses including mask, puppetry, pageant performance, clowning, and more. Our workshops range from ages 5-18 and take place in the spring and summer. Our goal is to host an inclusive space for students to explore what is means to be a creator. Participants […]
The Artists in Schools program celebrates the importance of early exposure to all aspects of the performing arts – both on stage and behind the scenes – for students from kindergarten to 8th grade. It’s well documented that students who engage in artistic pursuits grow into more well-rounded adults, and programs like Artists in Schools […]