Through onsite performances, school tours, and performances in libraries and other partnering venues, our productions have been enjoyed by tens of thousands of audience members throughout Berks County and beyond.
All of the Productions of the Yocum Institute strive to help us all look at the seemingly every day and turns it into something magical through the transformative experience of live theater.
Employing professional and up-and-coming professional actors, directors, musicians, scenic designers, and costumers from all over the region. These shows are hand selected with the goal to consistently provide a variety of excellent, quality performances that are accessible to the very young and entertaining to the entire family. From plays inspired by beloved children’s books, to Jazz Fest for Kids, to opera for children (in partnership with Berks Opera Workshop), to original works, these productions are the building blocks for all future theater goers and those that already love innovative and interesting theater.
Young Performer Series
See our young actors shine onstage! These performances are chosen and/ or developed for the education and experiential learning for our outstanding actors up to the age of 18. See them in everything from a final class project to our edgy plays for young adults.
This 45-minute interactive story-time is filled with experiences designed for ages 3-8. Using themes and text from a picture book as a launch pad for inspiration we get the audience up to “play” with us through storytelling. Each experience is different and can include music, art projects, theater games and dress-up.