The largest touring children’s theatre in Upstate New York and one of the largest in the country, The Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre reaches more than 100,000 students across the state through its curriculum based multi-discipline Sequential Dramatics Program.
Originally offering weekend drama classes for local youth under the name Auburn Children’s Theatre, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse was founded in September of 1958. In 1961, the children’s theatre instituted a semi-professional in-school program. Within four years the program began touring state-wide.
Today, the organization has blossomed into one of the nation’s foremost professional touring youth theatres in the country, offering performances, workshops and study guide materials tailored to each grade level through its Sequential Dramatics Program. We choose productions which complement the subject matter to help teachers and students in meeting Common Core Learning Standards.