Performing arts youth academy

Shaping the lives of children and young adults through performing arts

By encouraging creativity and recognizing the uniqueness of each child and young adult that come through our doors, STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy shapes lives in a positive direction.

We offer a strong educational program taught by exceptional teachers who develop classes and workshops that foster a deeper appreciation of performing arts and the technical aspects of theatre. All that come to STAGES will be treated in a kind and respectful manner and practice professional theatre etiquette.

Encouraging Creativity & Recognizing Uniqueness.

It is our goal to make STAGES an integral part of Hillsboro’s art and culture community, making Hillsboro a better place to raise children.

During the COVID shutdown, our talented actors got together (remotely) to perform songs from two popular plays.  Follow the links below to watch and listen.


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Learn about our audition process and additional important information. 

Classes & Camps

We offer exciting classes, camps and workshops year-round. View the latest offerings.

I'm a Star

Targeted at actors living with physical and intellectual disabilities ages 13 and up.

Stage Troupers

Learn about our talented group of actors performing musicals throughout the Tri-county area.

NOTICE: The 7:00PM Performance of Over The River And Through The Woods for Saturday, February 24, has been cancelled. Plenty of tickets available for the 2:00PM show and for shows on February 16, 17,22, and 23.


Shows & Events

Over The River and Through The Woods – A STAGES Fundraiser

February 16 - 24, 2024
Friday and Saturday 7PM; Saturday Matinee at 2PM -- Thursday, Feb 22, 7PM

Nick Cristano may be living the life of a modern young professional in New York City, but his loving grandparents never let him forget where he belongs: in New Jersey, in the bosom of his tenacious, tender-hearted, loud, loving, and well-fed Italian-American grandparents, who live two doors down from each other in Hoboken, and who lavish all of their affection on their last unmarried grandchild. Faithfully, Nick goes “over the river” to Grandma’s house every week for Sunday dinner. When he is offered an important promotion in Seattle, Washington, Nick threatens to break this routine by a distance of some 2,800 miles! Frank, Aida, Emma, and Nunzio are heartbroken at the prospect of their beloved grandson raising a family all the way across the country — or worse, not raising a family at all! Besides the usual tactics of emotional blackmail, in order to keep him safe at home, these wily elders cook up a matchmaking scheme, inviting lovely nurse Caitlin O’Hare over for Sunday dinner. Will the prospect of true love keep Nick from moving across the country? Over the River and Through the Woods is a warm-hearted, boisterously funny, and touching story about intergenerational relationships, deep familial love, and the inevitable little heartbreaks that occur as time passes and children grow. Joe DiPietro’s intimate family comedy featuring a mature cast is a beloved staple of theaters across the United States.

Christian Church of Hillsboro
540 NE Edison St Hillsboro, OR 97124

2024 Radio Jazz

Saturday, March 2, 2024
2:30 PM and 7:00 PM
A STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy Fundraiser!  Step back in time and enter the White Feather Lounge and enjoy the music, comedy, and community of the 1940’s.  Performances by some of the best talent in the Tri County area.
Saturday, March 2, 2024
Showtimes:   2:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Masonic Hall 176 NE 2nd Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Tickets:  $20 includes refreshments
Purchase tickets at
Hillsboro Masonic Hall
176 NE 2nd Ave Hillsboro, OR

Mary Poppins Jr

April 12 - 28 2024
Friday, April 12, 19, and 26 at 7:00 PM Saturday, April 13, 20, and 27 at 7:00 PM Sunday, April 14, 21, and 28 at 2:00P PM

Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film.


HART Theatre
185 SE Washington St, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Classes & Camps

No Boys Allowed

A class just for girls!  Featuring improv, dance, stage combat, acting technique, and theatre games.

Who: All girls ages 10-15
When: Monday, February 19 (No school day)
Time: 9:00 - 3:00
Christian Church of Hillsboro
540 NE Edison St
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Cost: $45

2024-Spring Break Camp


Who: Ages 6 - 12
When: March 25 - 29, 2024
Time: 9AM to 3PM
Christian Church of Hillsboro
540 NE Edison Street
Hillsboro, OR
Cost: $160.00 - Includes Camp Shirt


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