School Performances

Theatre of Youth has always been dedicated to providing enriching experiences for the youth of WNY. While our plays are certainly entertaining, we pride ourselves on performing shows that have underlying themes and messages that are important for all children. Whether it be highlighting the impact of bullying; demonstrating empathy, awareness, and sharing; questioning ethical dilemmas like plagiarism; or dealing as we will this year with acceptance, diversity, and self-identity; Theatre of Youth provides a safe, responsible, alternative space to explore and practice the fundamental tools of Common Core. Not only that, we all don’t even realize the great things we are learning because we are having so much fun while we do it!



Getting your group to a TOY performance is as simple as choosing your play, your date and then contacting us by phone or email at [email protected] or 716.884.4400 ext. 308

For a faster process, please have as much of the following information ready when booking:
• School name, address and phone number
• Contact person who will be on the trip, along with their cell phone number and email address
• Show title and preferred date • Grade level attending
• Approximate number of students
• Approximate number of adults
• Will you need any accommodation for wheelchairs or impairments, etc.?

TOY has provided each production in our 2023-24 season with a PRE-SHOW EDUCATION GUIDE (Charlie Brown, Anne of Green Gables, Go, Dog. Go!) Click on show title here to view and download this guide for your classroom.
PLUS, after your field-trip each student will receive that shows PLAYBILL, which includes our EDUCATIONAL WORKBOOK, including post-show activities, so students can extend their experience with TOY at home or back in the classroom.

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, running in December 2023

Grades Prek-2

Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life’s great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, running in January-February, 2024

Grades 3-8

When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to take in a foster child, they request a boy. Imagine their surprise when Anne, a girl of boundless imagination with a mouth to match, shows up on their doorstep. Still, the two of them take a chance on her in hopes they can do some good. As Anne comes of age, her curiosity and wonder may get her in trouble, but ultimately her capacity for love teaches them all what it means to create and commit to family in this inventive and timeless free adaptation of the heartwarming classic by L.M. Montgomery.

GO, DOG. GO!, running in April/May 2024

Grades K-2

P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book comes to life on stage in an exploration of movement, color and space. The dogs delve into life with gusto, creating a visual spectacle for the audience to feast upon. A big and little musical world of doggy fun. Like a pop-up book that comes to life – and never stops.