THE OAKLAND CENTER for the Arts

and KIDS FIRST THEATER INITIATIVE

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

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

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

Oakland Center Theatre Programs for all ages!

- Kids First for all Children
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Theater for little ones.
- Gray Matters for those over 50
- Acorn Project for High school students
...and more programs coming soon!

- Kids First for all Children
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Theater for little ones.
- Gray Matters for those over 50
- Acorn Project for High school students
...and more programs coming soon!

- Kids First Theater for all Children
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Theater for little ones.
- Gray Matters for those over 50
- Acorn Project for High school students
...and more programs coming soon!

Oakland Center presents:

An enchanting modern classic from Disney ready for the stage with Kids First Theatre and bringing it to the Mahoning Valley for the first time!
Tickets are on Sale in our ticketing center.

An enchanting modern classic from Disney ready for the stage with Kids First Theatre and bringing it to the Mahoning Valley for the first time!
Tickets are on Sale in our ticketing center.

An enchanting modern classic from Disney ready for the stage with Kids First Theatre and bringing it to the Mahoning Valley for the first time! Make sure to bring your family and friends to see this wonderful production!
Tickets are on Sale in our ticketing center or at the door.

Oct. 25,26,27, 2019
Nov. 1,2,3, 2019

Oct. 25,26,27, 2019
Nov. 1,2,3, 2019

Oct. 25,26,27, 2019
Nov. 1,2,3, 2019

Fri. - Sat. - 7:30pm
Sun. - 2:30pm

Fri. - Sat. - 7:30pm
Sun. - 2:30pm

Fri. - Sat. - 7:30pm
Sun. - 2:30pm

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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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UPCOMING SHOWS

 
Disney's Frozen Jr. by Oakland Center's Kids First Theatre
 

Disney's FROZEN Jr.

Kids First Theater has been rehearsing for several weeks preparing for this epic production of Frozen Jr.  Frozen 2 being released shortly thereafter in theaters.

The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

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