THE OAKLAND CENTER for the Arts
& KIDS FIRST THEATER INITIATIVE

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A PLACE WHERE OUR YOUTH CAN IMAGINE AND CREATE.
Award-winning community theatre with educational based programs in Youngstown, Ohio.
The Oakland Center is bringing up the next generation of actors in the Mahoning Valley.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Come and watch an Oakland Center show.
Musical and dramas are performed by actors
 
Even the Cowardly Lion knows how to act.

OUR BEGINNINGS

 

Since 1986,

The Oakland has performed a wide variety of Broadway and Off Broadway theater to Youngstown, Ohio crowds.


Extending our presence

We're bringing back our Magic Carpet Professional Theater Troop. A professional child's touring company founded in 2002. They bring regionally and locally written shows to children from preschool through 8th grade in N.E. Ohio and W. Pennsylvania into schools and libraries. #fromthepagetothestage

Many new Adults and Kids participating

We hold auditions and performances in our new venue, at Trinity Fellowship Church, participate in local festivals to bring awareness to the community of our new spirit to shine for us all.

Come to a Show!

We are excited with our new venues and want to share them with you!

 
 
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We are truly thankful for your interest with the Oakland Center for the Arts and Kids First Theatre! We sure hope you enjoy the show!

We hope your time seeing a production with Kids First, or other shows and events is good to great. We strive to help youth have a great time while learning new skills and showing them off to the world.

Please speak with your friends and family about your experience at an Oakland Show. Your support means much but we want to share our programming with all of Ohio.

Be on the lookout for new area premieres to come to the Youngstown area this coming year, and in years to come.

Feel free to leave a review on google of your experience.

NEW SHOWS! NEW HOME!
WE ARE READY TO GO!

The OAKLAND CENTER and KIDS FIRST THEATER INITIATIVE want to thank Trinity Fellowship Church for the immense support in reaching new goals for the Oakland Center.

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We heart the spotlight!

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.

HEART the Spotlight!

Our Hours

Monday - Friday
10am - 5pm

Saturday
10am - 3pm

Sunday:
Closed

330-406-0606