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Essex Youth Theater is a specialized program that uses custom-written scripts to guarantee equal roles for a specific number of students. Class size is kept small, with each child receiving lots of individual attention. And every semester culminates in a full-scale musical production.

Each class also incorporates acting exercises, theater games and improvs
that help students express their creativity and develop dramatic skills.
The atmosphere is supportive and nurturing, with an emphasis on
self-esteem and fun learning.


Our teachers are professional directors specially trained in children's theater. Skilled artists, they bring many years of experience, as well as a love and understanding of young actors, to every class.


We are in residence at The Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place in Upper Montclair, (right by the Acme on Valley Road). The big, beautiful Playhouse stage gives our students a performance to remember! Additional classes as well as our Summer Theater Day Camp Comedies are held at the Montclair Operetta Club, 494 Valley Road, Upper Montclair, (corner of Alvin Place).



Janet Sales, Artistic Director
Telephone: (973) 746-3303
Email: EssexYouthTheater@comcast.net




Notice of Nondiscriminatory policy as to Students.

Essex Youth Theater admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its education al policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs and other school-administered programs.

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