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Parties and Rentals

NBYT is available to host birthday parties or to provide your theater production with costumes, props, or set pieces.

Celebrate your birthday with theater awesomeness!

NBYT birthday parties are two hours (generally 60 minutes of activities and 60 minutes of party time) plus 30 minutes time allowed for both set-up and clean-up. Extended time is available for an additional cost. Games and activities are run by NBYT staff, and a space with tables and chairs is provided for refreshments (which are not provided by NBYT).

Oh, the Drama!
Children take part in introductory drama games and activities, physical and vocal warm-ups, and improvising scenes based on suggestions from the birthday child and other guests. We can also build around a theme—like mermaids, pirates, princesses, or superheroes.

Bringing Books to Life!
Based on a popular NBYT educational program, children receive basic introductory acting instruction and help to bring a story—of the birthday child’s choosing—to life on stage using physical and vocal character choices and pantomimed props!

Improv Mania!
A greater emphasis on improv instruction and games based on suggestions from birthday child (or teen), other guests, or even parents, which often appeals to older children and teens!

Using our microphone and speaker system and a media device, the birthday child or teen can choose a play list or theme, or can open it up to any karaoke video track found on the internet!

Cost and Details

  • $175 for up to 15 children. $10 for each additional child up to 20.
  • Scheduling is subject to space availability. Parties may also be held at other locations arranged by the party-giver.
  • For more information, please contact Artistic Director Nicki LaPorte at or 860-515-8115.


Check out our costumes, props and sets!

With a few dozen productions under our belt, we’ve collected a lot of stuff! If you’re looking for an unusual costume or set piece—especially if it’s from a show we’ve produced—contact our Artistic Director Nicki LaPorte at or call 860-515-8115.

A Few of Our Items

  • Peasant and orphan costumes for children
  • Princess, knight, and period costumes for children
  • Matching shirts and accessories for elves, Oompa Loompas, or other ensembles
  • Animal costumes and hats
  • Trunks and treasure chests
  • A parrot umbrella, chimney sweepers, and a trick hatstand (Mary Poppins)
  • A spinning wheel (for Sleeping Beauty or Rumpelstiltskin)
  • A vintage-looking wheelchair (for Annie or The Secret Garden)
  • A large slop trough and a wooden sign that says “Zuckerman’s Famous Pig” (we think you can guess!)
  • Tables, desks, and chairs
  • Free-standing doors and windows
  • A free-standing fireplace
  • Flats and platforms
  • Portable staging, lighting, and sound systems
  • Need something else? Check with us!
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