and make your day better. This theater is such an engaging environment and provides everyone an amazing opportunity to learn about theater and music, and learn about themselves in the process. " - Tori G.
Mission + Vision
Twenty-Nine years ago when I first founded the Saddle River Youth Theatre, we had 15 students. Today, we offer a safe place for our students to learn and grow, with over 200 cast families involved throughout the year and serving an audience of over 11,000, we offered 444 classes and 50 performances in 2023. Come see why the Bergen County Division of Cultural Affairs rates the Saddle River Youth Theatre as an, "Outstanding Theatre Program For Young People!"
Saddle River Youth Theatre is celebrating it's 29th Anniversary this year with a full season acting classes , broadway workshops and performance auditions in our historic theater and performance venue in Allendale.
SRYT, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit art
organization since 1996.
Theatre allows children to tell stories about places and circumstances,
to create characters and
to become empathetic.
Students learn responsibility by having to practice lines and dance steps at home but then come to theatre to learn even more
socially important skills as:
(whether in a game or time on stage)
"Accepting Positive Criticism"
(so they can grow and learn from their peers and mentors)
"Safely Exploring Their Emotions"
(by guided questions about characters and
conflict such as "What do you think your character is feeling?" "How would you resolve it?")
"Finding Time For Fun!"
(happiness breeds curiosity and imaginary play and play is an essential form of learning not only for young children but teens and adults, as well!)
Our professional staff is dedicated to offering both individual and personalized instruction in addition to teaching our students the rewards of teamwork and belonging.
For inquiries about workshop availability or our upcoming events, send us a message.
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37 East Allendale Avenue, Allendale, New Jersey 07401, United States