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.

Our 2015 Fall Holiday Play, Jingle Bell Jury is about to hit the stage December 3 & 4th! Come check out our performance and celebrate the Holiday Season.


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)