HPYT was formed in 1997 to afford the youth of Central NY an opportunity to study Drama as an art and to aid interested persons in such study.
We follow a simple and powerful premise: that the arts enrich lives, expand minds and form a vital thread in the fabric of Central NY Community life. .
The purpose of HPYT is to foster and encourage the study, appreciation and development of the dramatic arts to children and teens.
The mission of The Hartford Players Youth Theater, Inc is to provide young people with positive theatrical learning experiences. Our family like atmosphere successfully uses theater performances and workshops to develop a strong sense of self-esteem and nurture social and communication skills that are useful in all walks of life. We are committed to the role the arts play in academic success.
The Hartford Players Youth Theater is a celebration of youth, creativity and learning that impacts and delights communities, audiences and actors alike.
Over the years we have grown from a training program that offered 2 workshop series and one production a year to a fully evolved company that offers year round training programs and 4 productions a year