Youth participants take classes in the performing arts and learn about the key areas of drama, music, dance, and technical theatre.  Participants will be actively involved in all aspects of the theatre and will take a primary role in the preparation of the culminating production. 
Participants will study the various types of drama and methods to present believable and acceptable productions.  the program requires dedicated and serious participants who have a sincere desire to study theatre and perform.  


To all Parents/ Guardians:

The lack of full participation and the lack of a cull commitment will take away from successful performances  It is very important to discuss with your child/ children the importance of a serious commitment toward this artistic endeavor.  We believe that each and every participant is blessed with talents that just need to be developed.  The Arena Players Youtheatre has developed many young people who have gone on to perform all over the world.  


Our Youththeater program has three units: Fall, Summer, and Spring 
Classes are available for those 4.5 to 18 years old:
Little People’s Theatre—4.5 to 8 years old
Intermediate Theatre—9 to 12 years old 
The Youtheatre—13 to 18 years old

For more information on Application Fees, Tuition, and Availability please contact: 


Studio 801 is Arena Players’ training and community outreach program. It consists of adult classes for those who have a desire to perform. Established to enhance the Arena Players’ unique style and to extend creative arts training and resources to the general public. Directing, acting, stage management, and technical classes are offered.  Registration for Fall Session  starts September 7, 2016


Studio 801 Instructors:

Donald Owens, Founding Director of Studio 801/ Acting Instructor/ Resident Director

The Act of  Becoming the Character – Classes start September 21, 2016

Cost $175.00 for unit of 8 classes

Donald Owens presently serves as Artistic Director of Arena Players, Inc.   Mr. Owens is a chartered member of Ohio Theater Alliance and is past president of the Baltimore Theater Alliance.  Refusing to believe in “can’t”, Mr. Owens continues to pursue excellence in the arts.

David D. Mitchell, Producer/ Acting Instructor/ Resident Director

Advanced Scene Study - (Rolling)

Cost $175.00 for unit of 8 classes

Method Acting/ Meisner/ Voice for the Actor.  

David is the Managing Director for Arena Players Inc.   David is also an Event Manager for the Special Events and Permits Division at Baltimore City Recreation and Parks. He's also the Founder and former Program Manger for The Urban Arts Leadership Program at the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.  


ARENA PLAYERS’  SEASON 64   2017-2018




AUDITIONS HELD at Arena Playhouse

801 McCulloh Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Seeking male and females actors for season of plays that include comedy, musicals, drama . Please prepare a comedic and a dramatic  monologue .  Please also supply a headshot.  All age range  needed.

Needed are actors, singers,


Stage crew, Directors, Sound Technician, LightTechnician also needed.

@ Arena Playhouse 801 McCulloh Street. Baltimore MD 21201

Monologue and Headshots are required.        

Forward all Questions to : Donald Owens (Arena Players)

See you there!

All rehearsals and performances are at Arena Playhouse, 801 McCulloh St. 410-728-6500

(410) 728-6500

801 McCulloh St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

©2018 by Arena Players Inc.

Hello Arena Family!

In the spirt of renewing tradition and sustaining history you are cordially invited to Arena Players Incorporated’s Annual Banquet and Fundraiser!

The banquet was established in 1953 as a way of celebrating the institution, it’s volunteers, participants and patrons. Come enjoy a night of entertainment, recognition, fellowship and and fun on August 8, 2020 at Cylburn Arboretum!

Tickets and other ways to support can be accessed by clicking the flyer below.

Please stay tuned for exciting new programming, and we hope to see you at the Playhouse!

The Arena Staff and Board of Directors