Depot Theatre Academy

The Depot Theatre Academy is an education and outreach program for artists ages 8 and older, led by theatre professionals from the only professional Equity theatre in the Adirondack Park.

“We believe that youth and families exposed to theatre and the arts are enriched in important ways that add value to their lives in the early stages of learning development as well as later in life.”

Depot Theatre Academy Summer 2022 Program

A robust educational experience for all of our area youth and a pathway for those interested in pursuing a profession in theatre—whether that’s backstage or on stage.

July 18 – August 6, 2022



The Academy Junior program will include two weeks of rehearsals culminating in 3 performances of PETER PAN JR!

LOCATION: Boquet Valley Central School District – Mountain View Campus – 7530 Court Street  Elizabethtown, NY 12932
PROGRAM DAY SCHEDULE: Rehearsals (July 18-28) 9:30am – 3:30pm
PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday, July 29 at 7pm, and Saturday July 30 at 2pm and 7pm.

Junior (ages 8-12) registration includes:

  • Workshops led by Equity professionals in acting, voice, and dance, culminating in performances of this year’s production, PETER PAN, JR.
  • 2 tickets to each performance of PETER PAN, JR.
  • Live musical accompaniment for rehearsals and performances.
  • Opportunities to interact with and learn from visiting professional theatre personnel.


SENIOR PROGRAM (Ages 13 and older and enrolled in school (inclusive of home school and college) 

Week-long workshops culminating in a Cabaret performance alongside professional artists!

LOCATION: Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 NYS Route 22, Whallonsburg, NY
DATES: Rehearsals/workshops; July 31 – August 6, 2022 – 6-9 pm

Senior participants’ (ages 13+ enrolled in school – inclusive of home school and college) registration includes:

  • Workshops led by Equity professionals in acting, voice, and dance, culminating in custom CABARET performance.
  • Senior participants (ages 13+) will have access to Depot Theatre staff and Equity professionals to receive college theater preparation assistance.



AUDITIONS (for all ages): June 18, 2022 at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 NYS Route 22, Whallonsburg, NY.
(Juniors: 10am-Noon. Seniors: 1-3pm)

NOTE REGARDING AUDITIONS: Participants who want to be considered for a larger role but are unable to attend the June 18 auditions can submit a video of themselves singing a song of their choice (a cappella is fine) to


The registration fee is $300 per participant. For families with more than one child participating in the program, the fee for the additional participants is $200/participant.

The registration fee and signed participant guidelines form must be received on or before the first date of rehearsal.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The registration fee may be waived in cases of financial hardship. To be considered for a scholarship, please contact Kim Rielly at (518) 962.4449 x2 or This information will be kept strictly confidential.

POLICIES: Details regarding rehearsal procedures and safety protocols will be provided at auditions. Filming and photography is prohibited during performances.


The Depot Theatre Academy 2022 Junior summer youth program is generously sponsored by the ROGERS-CARROLL FAMILY FOUNDATION.

The 2022 Senior Academy Program is sponsored by TrailNorth Federal Credit Union.