Backstage Xperience

Kids + Performing Arts = The Backstage Xperience

Each year, nearly 900 school-aged students and their chaperones have the opportunity to attend the Backstage Xperience at the Barn Theatre. We hope to have even more this season, including an adult Backstage Xperience!


  • 2024 dates will be announced in May.

Get details and reserve your spots now. Email


  • 2024 dates will be announced in May.

Get details and reserve your spots now. Email


What is the Backstage Xperience?

Students get to experience hands-on learning about professional theatre production during the interactive presentations of technical and performance aspects of theatre. They will tour the theatre, including technical design areas that are typically off-limits to the public! Q&A sessions will accompany the demonstrations and their experience in attending the evening’s musical! Backstage Xperience also includes a meal for the children!

How does it work?

Form your own group of 4 youth per every 1 chaperone, and don’t miss this amazingly fun, educational opportunity.

  • FREE to kids
  • Chaperones pay just $44!
  • Email: for more information

“It’s an amazing opportunity to spark students’ creativity and drive their passion for theatre as well as their passion to succeed in life.”

– Producing / Artistic Director, Brendan Ragotzy

“Students will learn the specific technical work that went into the show. They’ll see renderings of costumes, learn choreography for a dance number, and learn about the techniques that went into the construction of the amazing set pieces for the shows, and then see it all come to life on stage.”

– School Dean Penelope Ragotzy

Help Continue A Tradition

Help us continue the tradition by donating to The Barn Theatre School for Advanced Theatre Training.
Your donations will support the training of current and future apprentices!