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Youth Programs

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Explore our youth programs and find out how you can be a part of our creative family. We cultivate creativity, foster talent, and build confidence in young artists. Our diverse programs are designed to inspire and engage youth in the vibrant world of theatre, offering opportunities in acting, production, volunteering, and more.

Join us and discover how you can shine on stage and beyond.

Side Stage Productions

Step into the spotlight with our Side Stage Productions, tailored specifically for young performers. These productions provide a supportive environment for aspiring actors, directors, and creatives to develop their skills, collaborate with peers, and experience the thrill of live theatre. With professional direction and guidance, participants gain valuable stage experience while having fun and making lasting friendships.


Our Workshops are perfect for young thespians eager to refine their craft. Led by experienced instructors, these workshops cover various aspects of acting, including character development, voice and movement, improvisation, and scene study. Through interactive exercises and personalized feedback, participants build confidence and hone their performance skills in a fun and engaging setting.


We believe that financial barriers should not stand in the way of artistic expression. Bluegrass Theatre Guild currently offers two memorial scholarships to area high school seniors who have participated in theatre productions in the past and are pursuing a degree in performing arts. These scholarships are funded by fund raising efforts and personal donations.

Youth Council

Our Youth Council invites young leaders to take an active role in the governance and direction of Bluegrass Theatre Guild. As a member of the Youth Council, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with peers, provide input on programming and events, and work alongside our Board of Directors. Develop leadership skills, gain valuable experience in arts administration, and make a meaningful impact on your community.


Behind every great performance is a team of dedicated volunteers. At Bluegrass Theatre Guild, we offer young people in our community the chance to get involved behind the scenes. Whether it's assisting with set design, helping with costumes, or managing props, our volunteering opportunities teach responsibility, teamwork, and the inner workings of theatrical productions. Volunteering with us is a great way to earn service hours while contributing to the arts community.

Volunteer Sign Ups

We have dozens of opportunities for volunteers to contribute to the success of Bluegrass Theatre Guild, front stage and behind the scenes! 

Here are a few vital roles where you can really shine. Sign up to volunteer for any of our upcoming volunteer opportunities by clicking the button below to join our volunteer Band app team!



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Thanks to on-going fundraising efforts and donations from family and friends, Bluegrass Theatre Guild is proud to offer the following scholarships for area high school seniors - in memory of two outstanding artists and performers, for whom these scholarships are named. These scholarships are a tribute to the cherished memories of Peggy King and Dylan "Bard" Reaves, honoring their lasting impact on the arts and their commitment to nurturing the next generation of performers.

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Peggy King
Memorial Scholarship

Peggy King is remembered as a talented actress and performer who spent many dedicated hours to her folk dance group at South Frankfort Presbyterian Church. She was a caring individual and loyal friend, dedicated to her work as a librarian; well-loved and highly regarded in the community. This scholarship commemorates Peggy's benevolent nature and seeks to keep her lasting legacy as an artist alive through the support of aspiring young performers here in Frankfort.

The Peggy King Memorial Scholarship is a $1000 one-time scholarship awarded to a graduating senior in Frankfort or Franklin County who plans to continue their education in Theatre, Music, or Art (performance, technical, education).

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Dylan "Bard" Reaves
Memorial Scholarship

Dylan was a brilliant thinker, compassionate humanitarian, and talented artist who left a lasting impact on everyone he met. A graduate of Anderson County High School and Denison University, Dylan was passionate about theatre, music, and travel. He performed in numerous productions with Bluegrass Theatre Guild and other local theaters, leaving behind a legacy of creativity and kindness. This scholarship honors his memory and supports young artists in pursuing their own artistic dreams.

The Dylan "Bard" Reaves Memorial Scholarship is a $1000 one-time scholarship awarded to a graduating senior in Anderson or Franklin County, who has participated in at least one BTG production/program, and who plans to continue their education in Theatre, Music, or Art (performance, technical, education).

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