We have safe and secure parking for cars, vans, and buses!
Our space is 100% handicapped accessible.
 KIDS under 4 are ALWAYS FREE!

Still coming in 2019!

 Join us for these great productions!


Camp Showbiz 2019 starts June 9th.  Get signed up quickly.


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Watch for our 2019-2020 Season Productions coming soon!

The Oakland Center 2018-19 Shows


We encourage you to all to come and enjoy a wonderful production some evening. We have been growing our followers once again!
All Tickets can be purchased at the door, with Phone RSVP, or our Online Ticketing Center. * Each ticket will include our $2.00 convenience fee per ticket.


Disney's Beauty and the Beast & premiere FROZEN Jr. Auditions for Kids First Theater

Mon-Jun-03-2019 6:30 pm - Tue-Jun-04-2019 9:00 pm
No cost to audition.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast & premiere FROZEN Jr. Auditions for Kids First Theater

The Oakland Center for the Arts will be bringing Disney's Frozen Jr., a new production to the Youngstown area. On June 3 and 4th at 6:30pm at Trinity Fellowship Church.
We auditioning for all parts and chorus for the Productions of Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Aug ) and FROZEN Jr. (Oct)


Camp Showbiz 2019

Mon-Jun-10-2019 9:00 am - Thu-Jun-20-2019 1:30 am
$130 - 1st child / $100 - 2nd child / $75 ea. additional children
Camp Showbiz 2019

Our 4th Successful year!

The best way to get your child involved in our program is to start with our summer program
This year it runs from June 10-21 Mon-Thur 8:30-1:30. We give them a continental breakfast, and a homemade lunch. Cost for the two week camp is only 130.00 which is the most affordable summer camp in the area. 
During the camp we will pack a lot new lessons and techniques for all of our kids.
Pat Fagan, who ran the children's theatre program for the over 30 years, will do two workshops one week will focus on drama. and one week will focus on comedy.
Donna Downie, Brendan Byers and Oakland staff will cover both the music of "Beauty and the Beast" and "Frozen" ( we will be presenting beauty and the Beast at the end of the summer, and Frozen in late fall early winter)
We will also have an "audition workshop" and we will produce a music video, with all we learned packed into the two weeks!

GODSPELL! Iconic Musical coming to Youngstown

Fri-Jul-05-2019 7:30 pm - Sun-Jul-14-2019 9:30 pm
Tickets start @ $5.00
GODSPELL! Iconic Musical coming to Youngstown

Kids First Theater are gearing up for a great musical from the 1970's.

Directed by Donna Downie

Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All for the Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables.

Tickets go on sale: Friday June 10, 2019

Nurture Artists

Many successful actors, directors, writers, and choreographers have launched their careers from the Oakland, and also in
other humble, small town playhouses.

Be a Storyteller!

Plays are an ancient form of storytelling. It is a creative ritual still very much alive despite the age of Youtube. Come tell your story through a character you portray.

Share your Skills

Community theaters need more than just cast members. Anyone that can sew a costume, paint a backdrop, build a staircase, or edit a sound effect is a desirable addition to the company.

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kfti kids love the spotlight in Youngstown, Ohio.

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