About New Britain Youth Theater
On March 15, 2010, New Britain Youth Theater incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in Connecticut. Its purpose was to provide after-school programming to the Consolidated School District of New Britain, to produce a season of performances by and for children and young adults, and to offer drama classes and summer programs. NBYT is now a leading professionally-run community and educational theater with programs including "Kids on Stage!" and "Little Kids on Stage!" productions, the NBYT Teen Company, Stage Performance classes, in-school and after-cchool arts enrichment and integration programming, community outreach programs, and more. NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts.
We at NBYT have been inspired by all of the children and teens we work with too. We're inspired by a first grader who began an after-school program with separation anxiety, and who soon volunteered to help lead warm-up exercises and take roles on stage. We're motivated by a once quiet and solitary child on the autism spectrum who soon initiated conversations and collaborated with his classmates to create characters, stories, and performances. We're beaming from reports by teachers that children in theater programs are less disruptive, participate more in class, and are more likely to improve their reading levels and grades. And we're proud to offer programs in which a diverse group of children from cities and towns throughout Connecticut come together to have fun, to work hard, and to feel that amazing sense of accomplishment in a job well done when they take their final bows.
As we continue in our mission, we thank all participants and patrons for being part of such an incredible journey. Please join us in wishing for many, many more years to come!
"Over Five Thousand children..."
In its first six seasons, NBYT has served over five thousand children and teens in after-school programs, in-school programs, homeschool programs, drama classes, and productions. Participants have now come from over fifty different towns in Greater New Britain, Greater Hartford, the Farmington Valley, and throughout Connecticut. Over twenty thousand people have attended performances and share day presentations!
Sixth Season (2015-16)
Winnie the Pooh (Little Kids on Stage!)
A Christmas Carol (World Premiere)
What If? A Musical Revue (NBYT Teen Company)
Penny and the Pirates (Little Kids on Stage!, World Premiere)
Our Town (NBYT Teen Company)
Beauty and the Beast JR
Fifth Season (2014-15)
Rumpelstiltskin (Little Kids on Stage!)
A Charlie Brown Christmas and Frosty the Snowman
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (NBYT Teen Company)
Unlocked: The True Story of Rapunzel (Little Kids on Stage!)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (NBYT Teen Company)
The Wizard of Oz
Fourth Season (2013-14)
Super Duck (Little Kids on Stage!)
Any Dream Will Do (NBYT Teen Company)
Season of Light: A Winter Fairy Tale
The Tale of Snow White (Little Kids on Stage!, World Premiere)
Great Expectations (NBYT Teen Company)
James and the Giant Peach
Into the Woods JR
Third Season (2012-13)
Macbeth (NBYT Teen Company)
Secret Santa (World Premiere)
Comic Shorts (NBYT Teen Company)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Once on This Island JR
Second Season (2011-12)
I'm Getting Nothin' for Christmas (World Premiere)
The Crucible (NBYT Teen Company)
First Season (2010-11)
A Children's Christmas Carol (World Premiere)
Babe the Sheep-Pig
I Know I Saw Gypsies (NBYT Teen Company)
NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts. Copyright 2013-2017. All rights reserved.
New Britain Youth Theater
362 Main Street
Berlin, CT 06037