BRTF 2017 production of “Madagascar”

The Depot Theatre presents Boquet River Theatre Festival

The Depot Theatre will be featuring the Boquet River Theatre Festival (BRTF) children’s theatre as their signature education and outreach program beginning in 2018.

Created in 1993, the BRTF is an organization that was designed to provide young people with theatrical training and experience. Each summer, BRTF features both junior (ages 8-12) and senior (ages 12 and up) programs that culminate in musical theatrical performances held at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall during August.

Details regarding the 2018 BRTF program will be updated on this page as they become available. Questions about the program are welcomed by the Depot’s Executive Director, Kim Rielly, at

BRTF 2017 senior program production of “The Drowsy Chaperone”


Past Depot Theatre Outreach programs

Over the years, The Depot Theatre has championed a number of outreach programs, from providing support for local school theatre programs, to the Depot’s Young Actor Apprentice Program and special Apprentice Program Theatre Arts Workshop.  

Alisa Endsley, Broadway and West End performer leads the voice instruction at the Depot Theatre’s Apprentice Program Theatre Arts Workshop at the Westport Heritage House.

Broadway actor and Interim Producing Director Jonathan Hadley directing the Westport Central School play in 2015.


On the Depot stage for a tech lesson as part of the Apprentice Program Theatre Arts Workshop in 2015.

View archived photos from the Depot Theatre Apprentice Program.