Welcome to Bend Theatre for Young People…

Bend Theatre for Young People (BTYP) enriches the lives of Central Oregon youth by offering affordable and accessible education in the art and craft of theatre.

BTYP classes offer opportunity for an experience that builds confidence and promotes self-discipline while reinforcing responsibility & good communication skills.

BTYP was established in 1997 and hosts year round after school programs which combine theatre education with enjoyable and interactive performing arts. Popular with students of all ages, activities include speech, movement, pantomime, improvisation, theatre games and performances. Each program includes an eight-week after school class and we also offer an extensive Conservatory Session every summer.

Sign up now for our Winter Program! Rehearsals start January 18th (4:00-5:30 pm) on Mondays and Thursdays and end in two performances on March 10th (Thursday) & 11th (Friday).
The program will be held  at the Bend Community Center.


Don’t Miss our FREE Intro to Drama Festival on Thursday, January 14th, from 4:00-5:30. All students age eight and above can join in fun drama games, pantomime, dance, music, stage movement, and vocal skills- all at no cost! Please email btypbend@gmail.com  to register. This event will be held at the Bend Community Center.


BTYP strives to provide:

• Acting & performance opportunities for students regardless of experience.
• Affordable classes for youth between the ages of 7 & 17.
• Financial scholarships to families in need.
• Internship opportunities for experienced and graduate students.
• Theatre experiences to engage the imagination, stimulate the mind & touch the heart.

A child’s first engagement with an art form can lead to lifelong fulfillment.

Summer ProgramJuly 6 – July 30, 2015

PrintOctober 5 – December 6, 2015

PrintJanuary 12 – March 14 (2016)