"Vineyard Theatre is one of the great Off-Broadway incubators of new American plays and musicals."



Vineyard Theatre shares a Manhattan neighborhood with three high schools – Gramercy Arts, Union Square Academy for Health Science, and the Academy for Software Engineering – one of which lacks a full arts curriculum, and one which has none at all. By providing teaching artists, workshops in writing and performance, field trips to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, and opportunities for students to write and perform their own work, The Vineyard ensures that students in our community not only receive a well-rounded, arts-inclusive education, but grow up empowered with the practical tools and training necessary to effectively communicate, pursue new avenues of knowledge, and express themselves. For high school through graduate students seeking professional development and experience, the theatre offers internships in various administrative capacities, producing, and stagecraft. This year, programming will serve approximately 650 high school students and 20 interns. All programs are offered at no cost to schools, students or parents.

STUDENT THEATRE INTENSIVES are held during students’ winter and spring breaks. Three days of workshops led by professional theatre artists offer a hands-on exploration of theatrical techniques supplemented by field trips to Broadway.  Workshops may include writing original work, ensemble building, auditioning, clowning, spoken word, activism in the arts, and more.

The VINEYARD THEATRE STUDENT ENSEMBLE consists of three groups spread throughout the year that meets twice weekly after school for eight sessions. Participants create their own original plays during the first seven sessions, and perform their work at the conclusion.

Members of the Vineyard Theatre Student Ensemble participate in Developing Artists’ REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival. This two-week event provides an opportunity for young artists ages 13-19 to perform their own original work and to collaborate and network with their peers and prominent guest artists.


PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIPS are also offered year-round at the high school through post-grad level in the Marketing, Development, Literary, Producing, and Technical Production departments. Click Here for more information. 

PHOTO: (Above) Student members of the Diary 21 project