Upstart Crow Studios Children's Theatre

Upstart Crow Studios Children’s Theatre is a non-profit youth performing arts organization. Upstart Crow Studios Children’s Theatre provides a variety of theatre education and performance opportunities, including opportunities in theatre, dance and music, through theatre productions, classes, workshops, and summer camps.  Upstart Crow Studios Children’s Theatre’s goal is to allow all children, regardless of income, ability, gender, etc., the opportunity to experience theatre arts. We have created a safe and inclusive environment for all children. We serve children 2-18 years of age.  

MISSION STATEMENT:   It is our mission to provide access to professional arts education to all children.

VISION STATEMENT: Using theatre arts as a learning tool, Upstart Crow Studios Children’s Theatre strives to empower children with critical thinking skills, self-confidence, and teamwork development.



Recent News

Jul 10, 2020
The Show Must Go Online!


A dozen youth performers from Upstart Crow Children’s Theatre, a local all-youth performing arts company, are proud to premiere their very first online “Zoomsical,” The Show Must Go Online! This 40-minute online musical is presented through special arrangement with Beat by Beat Press ( The authors of The Show Must Go Online! created this musical in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, as a way for actors to work together as an ensemble in Zoom rehearsals to put on a show, while staying safe in their own homes.

Ticketing: Viewing our debut online musical theatre production is FREE but we are accepting donations to help sustain our program during this difficult time for the performing arts. Donate: HERE or on the Upstart Crow Facebook page.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that the social value of art has never mattered more. As schools close, physical distancing requirements are enforced, and longstanding arts organizations shut their doors, families need access to enrichment opportunities that are safe, affordable, and accessible. Most importantly, in the creative work they undertake with others, youth are practicing hope; through the arts, they are actively combatting feelings of isolation, helplessness, and disconnection.

Upstart Crow Studios is committed to providing access to performing arts programming so that children in our community can continue to play, learn, and develop vital skills that we know dramatically improve the quality of their lives. By ensuring all youth can access and benefit from high quality performing arts experiences and by supporting young people as they uncover their potential and cultivate a deeply-held passion for the arts, Upstart Crow continues to fulfill a vital need in our community.

We need community support more than ever before from people who value youth programming that builds confidence and leadership in settings that encourage differences, accepts everyone and promotes diversity.

Your gift in this time of unprecedented crisis in the arts helps us maintain critical programming and scholarship opportunities as well as cover our ongoing overhead until we are once again, able to return to the stage. For now, The Show Must Go... Online!

THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE! A Virtual Children’s Musical
Book by Jessica Penzias

Lyrics by Dave Hudson
Music by Denver Casado

Directed by Emily Garrett
Vocal Direction by Jill Switzer
Stage Manager Anastasia Newell
Video editing by Heidi Knight Meigs

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855 West 1st Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402