Arts programming at the Y sparks creativity in our youth.

They learn to express themselves in ways they never knew possible. We offer programs to build future artists including playwriting, comedy, improv, full-scale musical, and theatrical performances.

Salem YMCA & Cape Ann YMCA Theater Programs

The Y Theatre Co. produces full-scale musicals and plays for young actors ages 6 & up in Salem, Cape Ann, and in conjunction with public schools in Manchester/Essex. Each production offers students an opportunity to join a supportive and talented theater community where every role is given a chance to shine. Technical components including lights, sets, props, costumes, and live musicians give professional experience to new and experienced actors.

For more information in Salem, please contact Justin Hatch at

For more information in Cape Ann, please contact Heidi Dallin at

Register Below

Theater Camp at Ames Hall

Located in historic downtown Salem, Massachusetts, Ames Hall is an ideal venue for weddings, private parties, theatrical and musical performances, and other special events. The restoration of Ames Memorial Hall was completed in 2014. Most recently used as a basketball court, the venue was brought back to its “turn of the century” use as a performance venue. The space is used by the YMCA of the North Shore Theatre Co. for performances, as well as other arts programming. The venue, with direct access to Essex Street through a grand entrance staircase, is situated in the heart of Salem’s downtown. Restaurants, shops, hotels, and public transportation are all located within minutes walk from this state-of-the-art venue. In addition to the hall itself, additional rooms, lighting, sound equipment, a baby grand piano, and experienced staff are available for a fee. Ames Hall is handicapped accessible and air-conditioned. 250 stackable chairs are included in a rental. Performing Arts Rentals Private Rentals Wedding Rentals.

For more information and to rent Ames Hall, contact Justin Hatch

Register Below


0 programs meet your criteria



Do you want to register for this session only, or for multiple sessions of this program at this location?