The Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts is pleased to offer Youth Workshop productions, Teen Jr productions, Teen Mainstage productions, Student Works productions and events, and Theatre For Young Audiences.

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“PAPA is where I found my love for theatre. Through workshop shows, I’ve gotten better at acting and singing, and learned a lot of fun theatre games. I’ve learned how to improv with confidence! Through PAPA, I’ve taken dance classes which have helped me learn the basics of dance and perfect them, which helps so much! I even got to be the dance captain of a show, which I would have never imagined to be possible. I’ve made so many incredible friends and memories, and I’ve even stage managed and helped choreograph numbers! PAPA is such a home to me and I really really recommend it to anybody who wants to get into theatre, but doesn’t really know how to start. “
-Elizabeth Westbrook

“Our daughter loves doing PAPA workshops more than anything else in the world. Her teachers tell us that they’ve seen her confidence grow tremendously since she’s been involved with the Seacoast Rep. We see a happy kid who can’t wait to get to theater for every rehearsal and performance!”
-Mary Bloser

“I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to continue to learn from so many talented, kind and passionate Seacoast artists. There is a wonderful sense of community and creativity here. Everyone has been professional, enthusiastic, supportive and truly dedicated to the success of each actor and production. I am learning so much here, improving as a performer and forming great relationships. Thank you Seacoast Rep!!!”
-Logan Ricker