Starlight Stage Youth Theatre

Williamstown, MA


Founded in 1976 by Robert Y. Burns



2015 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


Starlight focuses on the rehearsal and production of a full-length play each summer. We cast during the first few days every student who wants to act will get a role then we rehearse, build the sets, hang the lights, design the costumes, and organize front-of-house and backstage tasks.

Photo by Paul Guillotte


We will perform on July 26, 27 & 28 at 7 pm and July 29 at 2 pm. The performances are open to the public and admission is charged. On July 4 students who are available will march in the Williamstown 4th of July Parade.


Welcome to the Theatre

Since being founded in 1976, hundreds of young people from the northern Berkshire County, southern Vermont and eastern New York state area have participated in the programs. We rehearse and perform at facilities in the First Congregational Church at 906 Main Street in Williamstown, MA.

Theatre is a collaborative discipline.

It is hard work, but very rewarding. Our aim is for each student to learn these facts and have a good time at Starlight.

Although some Starlight alumni go on to seek degrees and careers in the theatre, our goal is not to train actors and technicians, but to instill a lifelong love and respect for the arts that combine to create theatre.

We produce full-length plays for the general public.

Casting takes place on the first two days of the program for both groups. It is the sole responsibility of the Director, whose decision is final. It is the company policy not to recast productions.

We try to find the best possible combination between student and production. We do not require previous theatrical experience or training.

Enrollment is limited and students are accepted on the basis of first received applications and paid tuition.

About the Programs

Starlight Stage Company (ages 12 - 18) and Junior Starlight (ages 7 - 11) are nonresidential, half-day programs, operating five days per week for a five week period from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Some people ask how Starlight has lasted for so many years.
The answer is simple - the same format which we used in 1976 is still in use today. We have... (more)

Both On and Off Stage Opportunities Exist

Students learn aspects of:

Our Philosophy

At Starlight we believe that our kids can do anything. ( Learn More )

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Application & Fees


Our application form is available here.


Tuition is $595.

If you need financial aid, please inquire.