Mission and Highlights


Our Mission: To foster a love of the arts and inspire creativity in young people in the River Valley through no-fee, high quality theatre production opportunities and workshops led by professional theatre artists.

We are the oldest youth theatre in Arkansas and have won 19 National Youth Arts awards and are located right here in the River Valley! We produce five shows per year, including 2 musicals in the summer, two play’s in the winter/spring, and our alumni fundraiser production. We involve over 350 youth in our productions, both onstage and backstage. YAG also holds several workshops over the course of the year with professional theatre artists in our educational Theatre Lab series. Overall we served over 550 youth in 2016 in our programs and over 2400 people in our community.
No child pays a participation fee to be involved in our productions. If they are cast in a show, they can participate no matter their ability to pay.
We believe in the power of the arts to change a child’s life. If you agree, JOIN US! We are always looking for donors, volunteers, and ambassadors for the arts.

WE ARE YAG … and so are YOU!