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Welcome


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Welcome


Young Actors Theatre was established in 1976 as a place to empower youth for life. We have been teaching, creating, producing, innovating, and playing in Downtown Indianapolis since then, and we are here to stay! 

We serve 37,000 individuals and have a 90% return enrollment rate.

We are more than a theatre. Our young actors are more than students. Young Actors Theatre students are Model Citizens in the Capital City. We need a way to train students to be life-long learners, to be endlessly curious, to take matters into their own hands and to remind them that learning is the key to unlocking their future. We need a place to concentrate solely on self-empowerment. We have created that at Young Actors Theatre, and we call it Self-Empowerment Theatre.

Click below to learn more about the organization, or continue scrolling down to hear about our awesome programs!

I hear it said a lot that Young Actors Theatre changes lives, but I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that this program is saving lives.
— Parent
Learn more about the style of theatre coined and created at YAT.

Learn more about the style of theatre coined and created at YAT.

Meet the talented artists and educators who live and breath empowerment for students.

Meet the talented artists and educators who live and breath empowerment for students.

Find out how we create Model Citizens in our Capital City.

Find out how we create Model Citizens in our Capital City.

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Programs


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Programs


A Little Princess - a Playground production, 2015

A Little Princess - a Playground production, 2015

The Court VS Bullying - a Court production, 2015

The Court VS Bullying - a Court production, 2015

Click below to check out our three main programs: The Playground, The Woods and The Court.

The BFG - a Woods production, 2015

The BFG - a Woods production, 2015

The arena where confidence, creativity, and discipline are tested in Play to build awesome humans.

The arena where confidence, creativity, and discipline are tested in Play to build awesome humans.

Where imaginations run free, and the magic is real: Family-friendly kids shows that push the boundaries of creativity and imagination.

Where imaginations run free, and the magic is real: Family-friendly kids shows that push the boundaries of creativity and imagination.

The proving ground where our teens stand up against real issues facing today's youth.

The proving ground where our teens stand up against real issues facing today's youth.