Theatre Horizon’s Teaching Philosophy:
Through theatre, we create a community of artists, students and audiences in which each member is encouraged to grow. We believe that through arts education, children are given tools to grow as individuals, creatively, and as a member of a team. We offer education programs for a variety of age groups with the goal of both having fun and encouraging children to grow. Our offerings provide opportunities to understand unfamiliar perspectives, discuss common struggles, and simply enjoy a good story together.
In Theatre Horizon’s Summer Drama Camp, young actors spend a week working as an ensemble to create an original play full of drama, comedy, suspense, and one-of-a-kind characters. Everything from the setting to the plot to the characters are created by the campers. Imaginations are set free during Summer Drama Camp! On the last day, they perform their world premiere play for an audience with props and costumes!
Theatre Horizon teaching artists have all of the necessary background checks to work with children plus a passion for theatre that energizes and educates the students that they meet.
Theatre Horizon’s Bio:
Founded in 2005, Theatre Horizon has produced professional and critically-acclaimed productions that fulfill its mission of connecting audiences and students with professional theatre artists through relevant and compelling theatre. Our productions feature award winning professional actors and designers from Philadelphia, New York, and around the country who perform in an array of musical, dramatic and comedic plays. In recognition of our work, Theatre Horizon was awarded a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts and received the American Theatre Wing's National Theatre Company Award—one of only twelve companies in the nation to be honored with this prestigious award from the organization that presents the Tonys each year.
Our education department extends Theatre Horizon’s service well beyond the theatre walls to reach children every year through our drama classes and camps, and pioneering an autism drama program that inspires imagination and social development in individuals on the autism spectrum. These programs are the building blocks of our Theatre Horizon community in which all participants are encouraged to grow and include our Autism Drama Program, After School Drama Clubs, Summer Drama Camps and Acting Classes.
In 2012, we celebrated the grand opening of our new home in the heart of Norristown’s Arts Hill District. Theatre Horizon partnered with private developer 401 DeKalb Associates and the Borough of Norristown to transform sections of the former Bell Telephone building at 401 DeKalb Street into a permanent home for Theatre Horizon. The renovated building includes a welcoming first-floor lobby with flexibility to host classes and special events, office space, and a 120-seat performance venue.