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Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2018 Student Theater Festival!

Join us April 9 – 12 and April 16 – 19 for the 50th Anniversary of this historic Bucks County event!
To register, download the Registration Form HERE and send to Bucks County Playhouse Administrative Offices.
For more information, read the Student Theater Festival Handbook HERE, or contact Joann Bull, Student Theater Festival Coordinator, at

2018 Student Theater Festival Dates
Week 1
Mon., April 9
Tues., April 10
Wed., April 11
Thurs., April 12
Week 2
Mon., April 16 (Middle School Day)
Tues., April 17
Wed., April 18
Thurs., April 19

About the Student Theater Festival – Now in its 50th year!

The Student Theater Festival, in collaboration with Newtown Arts Company, is an opportunity for teens from throughout the region to come to the Playhouse to perform for each other, take master classes, and receive professional adjudication.

Top performances are selected at the end of Student Theater Festival to participate in a “Best of Fest” in which the students and the schools are able to showcase their talents for a special guest panel of professional theater artists as well as their friends and families.

2017’s “Best of Fest” participants received a cash prize for their theatre department as well as performed before a special guest panel of professional theater artists including Alexander Fraser, Robin Lewis, Susan Seidelman and Patrice Soriero.

2017’s “Best of Fest” Participants:
Mount Olive High School for Hello, Dolly! and All Shook Up
Mater Dei Prep for Peter and the Starcatcher
Cairn Community Arts Academy for Bridges
Neshaminy High School for Godspell
Freehold High School for Monty Python’s Spamalot
Schuylkill Valley High School for Option Apathy

2016’s “Best of Fest” competitors performed before a panel of Broadway judges including Christopher Durang, Jennifer Van Dyck, Alexander Fraser, and Will Hammerstein to win a cash prize for their theatre department.

2016’s “Best of Fest” Participants:
Freehold High School for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1st Place)
Vineland High School for Mary Poppins (2nd Place)
Mater Dei Prep for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (3rd Place)
Pennsbury High School in The Other Room
Fair Lawn High School in Chaplin
Cedar Grove High School in The Odd Couple
Wilson High School in De Profundis
Mount Olive High School in Big Fish

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