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White Lake Youth Theatre

WLYT LogoThe White Lake Youth Theatre (WLYT) was established in 1973 as a summer play program, and has since grown into the year-round educational youth arts branch of The Playhouse at White Lake. Designed to develop a compassionate community of youth artists, The Playhouse offers Saturday classes for ages 2-18 in theatre, music, dance, and movement.  In the spring, summer, and fall seasons, production workshops are planned for ages 5-12 and ages 12-18 to offer opportunities to fine-tune those fine arts skills in a professional performance format, presented by youth for Playhouse audiences.




WLYT Winter Term Saturday Classes


WLYT Class Sale



WLYT Saturday Classes are an hour long and meet each Saturday for four consecutive weeks. The Saturday Classes are:

    •Preschool Magical Movers (this class is only 45 minutes, is always $61)
    •Creative Drama
(ages 5-8)
    •Creative Movement
(ages 5-12)
    •Let's Make a Scene
(ages 9-12)
    •Acting, but BIGGER
(ages 12-18)




Classes are in session now. Follow the link to review the line up and to register for the January, February, and/or March classes. Be sure to expand the registration window and scroll as needed to view all of the classes.

The Early Bird Savings $61 instead of $66 applies for any class registration completed on or before January 28; after that date the registration price returns to $66 per four sessions.  







WLYT Youth Council

Recently the Playhouse was awarded a $2,800 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to aid in growing those youth theatre efforts. Thanks to the grant, the Playhouse is launching the White Lake Youth Theatre Council. Follow the link to learn more.

And More …

In addition to the newly formed White Lake Youth Theatre Council, plans have been developed for comprehensive annual programming that will include theatre education and performance opportunities for students ages 4-18 throughout the year. Workshop offerings will include large cast productions in the summer, plays with smaller casts in the spring and fall, and winters off-production. In addition, a new Theatre School branch at the Playhouse will include educational offerings and classes from professionals in the field, in weekly and more intensive class formats, both virtually and in-person.

As the kids say in WLYT …

Questions? Concerns?

Do you have questions or concerns? If so, please contact the Managing Director of the Playhouse by phone at (231) 894-0119 or via the Contact Form on this website.


WLYT is on Facebook Facebook logo

If your student(s) is an active member of WLYT and would like to be added as a member of the Facebook group, use the Contact Us form to let us know. We use Facebook to quickly notify students of upcoming events and schedule changes.

This is a closed group; only students and parents who are active participants are allowed in this Facebook group.

To be added to our youth theater email information list, use the Contact Us form on this website. Be sure to select "Youth Theatre" from the "Why are you contacting us" drop-down list.


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