THE OAKLAND CENTER for the Arts
& KIDS FIRST THEATER INITIATIVE

Award-winning community theatre with educational based programs in Youngstown, Ohio.

 WE PUT KIDS FIRST!!!

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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Next Show

Beauty and the Beast performed by Kids First Theater Initiative Youngstown, Ohio

Show Details

 

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Jr. Details

Directed by: Brendan Byers

Runs: August 9,10,11 - 16,17,18, 2019

There's the sublime beauty of a forgotten world and the promise of happily-ever-after to draw you to one of your favorite fairy tales, once again. Give it an encore. Long ago in a French kingdom, there lived a spoiled and selfish Prince (Dan Stevens) in a castle where he would throw big parties with all his royal subjects. One night, an old beggar woman entered his castle and offered the Prince There's the sublime beauty of a forgotten world and the promise of happily-ever-after to draw you to one of your favorite fairy tales, once again. Give us an encore at a Kids First Theater Production.

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!

kfti kids love the spotlight in Youngstown, Ohio.

Our Hours

Monday - Friday
10am - 5pm

Saturday
10am - 3pm

Sunday:
Closed

330-406-0606