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All classes and rehearsals are held at the Helen Hayes Studios: 142 Main Street (rear entrance) in Nyack, NY. Performances take place in different theaters throughout Rockland County including Clarkstown South H.S. and the Antrim Playhouse.

We are located on the corner of Franklin and Main Streets. Look for the parking lot adjacent to the Chinese restaurant. Walk to the back of that parking lot. Our glass door is located at the back of the building.

Please park on the street since parking is not allowed in the parking lot next to our studios. There are plenty of public parking meters available on the streets surrounding our space.

About Us

The Helen Hayes Youth Theatre offers year-round theater classes and performance opportunities for young actors ages 5 to 18 from all backgrounds of theater experience. Our programs take place in our homebase of Nyack, as well as Westchester County, New York.

Our mission is to provide rigorous training in the theater arts while also offering training in life skills such as public speaking, improved focus, social skills, self-confidence and team building under the watchful eye of our staff of highly committed theater professionals.

The Helen Hayes Youth Theatre is guided by the enduring values of Helen Hayes herself – a fierce pursuit of excellence, honesty and integrity; a belief in lifelong learning and the importance of friendships.

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Registration begins Monday, November 23

For more information:
Phone: (845) 826-2049

Mainstage Productions:  Cost $400. Audition required. Meet once a week for 4 – 5 hours. Larger cast size. Some participants will play leading roles, some will play ensemble roles. Mandatory tech week entails rehearsals Monday through Thursday evenings prior to performance weekend with 4 shows. Full production professional production elements including set, lighting and costumes. $10 audition fee paid at audition. Fee will be refunded if you are cast and register for production. You must register for an audition online at We will send you audition requirements after you register.

Lollipop Kids (ages 4 - 7) - The Wizard of Oz
Saturdays 10am - 11:15am OR Tuesdays 4pm - 5:15pm

Junior Company (ages 7 - 12) - Fiddler on the Roof
 -  Mainstage - Saturdays 11am - 3pm by audition
     Auditions will be held on January 23

  -  Workshop - Tuesdays 5:15pm - 6:45pm - No audition, Registration is first come first serve

Intermediate Company (ages 11 - 14)  - Thoroughly Modern Millie
Auditions will be held on January 24

Senior Company (ages 13 - 18) - Thoroughly Modern Millie
Auditions will be held on January 24

Musical Theater Dance Classes 
Ages 7 – 12: Saturdays 9:45am – 10:45am
Ages 11 - 14: Saturdays 12:45pm – 1:45pm 
Ages 13-18: Sundays 10:45am – 11:45am

PHONE: (845) 826-2049