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The Oakland Center for the Arts, and Kids First Theatre Initiative is continuing to bring the area premiers and Broadway style musicals, plays, Dinner and Lunch Theatre.

There will be Theatre classes and training for both youth and adults. as well as a new film school for adults and youth.

A High School program that immerses kids in all aspects of theater, from management to front of the house, and back of the house. We will begin this year by giving away a College scholarship in the name of David J. El’Hatton Jr. To this end we are pleased to announce our new website

, please check it out, feel free to send us your thoughts about your user experience, we will be working to make it a better experience for all. Mobile Friendly, but best on Desktop Computers.

Since 1986, the Oakland has strived to offer quality entertainment to the Youngstown area. This new website will allow people to keep in touch with us, as well as paying for tickets online with a credit card has now been made easier. We hope you enjoy our new website, as we are striving to build to our photo archives.  We would appreciate any Oakland related pictures or videos that you might have. They can be sent online on our Archive form. We would love to add them to our website.

Our Kids First program will be opening with an area premiere! "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley".
Affordable prices for the whole family so come enjoy our talented young people!


Does your kid mope around?

Do you feel...

unmotivated, unimpressed, bored?

READ:  How to get Kids interested in Theater
And why.

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Nurture Artists

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

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