Olympic College is a proud sponsor of the Admiral Theatre’s Youth Arts Education programming - including our Stages For All Ages | School Day Series, K-12 Ticket To Culture, and annual two-week musical theatre summer camp.

Arts appreciation and education is a vital aspect of K-12 education. Research has shown that a solid arts education enhances student outcomes - boosting creativity, improving motivation and attendance, raising standardized test scores, and reducing dropout rates.

Bremerton’s Admiral Theatre and Olympic College have partnered to offer local parents and K-12 students a variety of inexpensive arts awareness and education opportunities.

Stages For All Ages - School Day Series

Our Stages for All Ages School Day Series provides 10,000 local school kids with free and subsidized tickets to attend educational interactive shows throughout the school year. The 2020 season includes live performances of "Living Voices: The Right To Dream," "Miss Nelson Has A Field Day," "Dino-Light,” "Toying with Science," and "Wordy Birdy."

Reservations open now for our 2020 Stages For All Ages: School Day Series. Click here for reservation form.

Contact the Admiral Theatre Box Office at 360.373.6743 or with any questions.


Living Voices: The Right To Dream
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Show 10 - 11 a.m. (Doors 9:30 a.m.)
Show 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. (Doors 12 p.m.)
Single Tickets $1

The struggle and sacrifice for civil rights in America is witnessed in this compelling story. The Right to Dream recreates a student's coming of age as an African American in Mississippi during the 1950's and 1960's. This program illuminates the issues of civil rights, leading audiences to understand how the fight against prejudice has shaped our history. (Recommended for 6th grade through University)

Sponsored by Larry Tuke & Brooke Healy (10 a.m.) and Denise Farkas & David Emmons (12:30 p.m.)


Dallas Children’s Theater presents Miss Nelson Has A Field Day
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Show 10 - 11 a.m. (Doors 9:30 a.m.)
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Show 10 - 11 a.m. (Doors 9:30 a.m.)
Groups of 10 or more $7 per person (Single Tickets $11)

Are you ready for some football?! Well...don't look to the Horace B. Smedley Tornadoes for a win because they've never even scored a single point! With an unfocused team that won't change their attitudes, Coach Armstrong goes crazy. So, Miss Nelson, the school's favorite teacher, calls in a trusted, but highly feared reinforcement in this zany musical spectacular. The bold and intimidating Coach Viola Swamp whips the Tornadoes into shape just in time for the big rivalry game. Ready. Set. Hut! (Recommended for ages 5 and up)

Sponsored by DeFalco Family Foundation and Tom & Nancy Danaher


Lightwire Theater presents Dino Light! A Glow In The Dark Adventure
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Show 10 - 11 a.m. (Doors 9:30 a.m.)
Groups of 10 or more $7 per person (Single Tickets $11)

DINO-LIGHT, formerly known as Darwin the Dinosaur, was the recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant and is the first feature-length theatrical production created and performed by creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp. In this original storyline, a famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. This glow-in-the-dark adventure is visually stunning and has been praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance by audiences all over the world. (Recommended for grades 2-8)


Garry Krinsky presents Toying with Science
Monday, April 20, 2020
Show 10 - 11 a.m. (Doors 9:30 a.m.)
Show 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. (Doors 12 p.m.)
Groups of 10 or more $7 per person (Single Tickets $11)

Since 1978, Garry Krinsky has brought his high energy shows to thousands of schools, theaters, festivals – even NBC’s Today Show. Garry created Toying with Science in 1995 and has been touring nationally and internationally ever since. Toying with Science is a fast-paced, varied and dynamic program. Commissioned and developed with the Museum of Science in Boston, the show explores the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines. Combining circus skills, mime, original music, and audience involvement, Garry and his audience investigate basic scientific information and delve into the imaginations of scientists who explore our world. During the program, Garry brings his science toys to life with motion, music, humor and insight. He turns audience members into stars as he playfully shares the stage, juggling, balancing and welcoming them into his colorful world. He performs original up-beat songs, that explore fulcrums, levers and basic mechanics. He balances multiple ladders on his chin, simultaneously, as he demonstrates how to find the center of gravity! It is incredible how much action, fun and learning takes place in so little time! (Recommended for grades 2-5)

Sponsored by Ron Roehmholdt & Kiwanis Club of Bremerton


Wordy Birdy
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Show 10 - 11 a.m. (Doors 9:30 a.m.)
Show 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. (Doors 12 p.m.)
Groups of 10 or more $7 per person (Single Tickets $11)

Wordy Birdy loves a lot of things—like unicorns and spaghetti—but mostly, she loves to talk. She loves to talk so much that she doesn’t make much time…okay, any time…for listening. When her joyous chirping gets her in trouble (spoiler: there’s a big, growly bear!) her friends come to the rescue just in time. But she does finally learn to listen. A great tale of adventure and friendship, and respecting others. Now, that’s what I call a good story! This springtime treat is filled with youthful exuberance, a childlike sense of wonder, and those all-too-familiar awkwardly funny moments we’ve all experienced. With great physical style and gentle fun, this story of learning to listen to and respect the opinions of others is sure to get your kids talking. (Recommended for grades K-6)

Sponsored by Tom & Nancy Danaher and Mayor Greg Wheeler & Sunny Wheeler

K-12 Ticket to Culture

Our K-12 Ticket to Culture provides Kitsap K-12 students with $10 student tickets to Admiral Theatre season events on the day of the show - in ANY available seat! Simply come down to the box office, bring your student ID*, and buy your ticket. Contact our box office at 360.373.6743 or with any questions.

*Does your school not issue student IDs? If you are under the age of 18, you qualify for this discount! Discount cannot be applied to previously purchased tickets.


Admiral Theatre Summer Camp 2020

Admiral Theatre Artistic Director Richard Padro

Admiral Theatre Artistic Director Richard Padro

Admiral Theatre Summer Camp is made possible by generous support from Carl & Louise Cramer and Kathy Mahan, in memory of Bill & Bee Mahan.

Summer Camp 2020 dates will be announced Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Registration and scholarship applications will open on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Our intensive two-week theatre summer camp offers musical theatre workshops in acting, singing, dance, and backstage production taught by experienced arts educators with professional and academic backgrounds as performers, choreographers, directors, musicians, and backstage/tech professionals.

Admiral Theatre Artistic Director Richard Padro

Richard is a professional actor, director, theatre arts educator and producer with extensive stage, television and film credits. He has directed and produced children’s theatre, university theatre, and the award-winning television program, In The Public Interest, a documentary exploring the role of public broadcasting in children’s educational programming. 

Richard received his MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine and his BA in Theatre Arts from SUNY New Paltz. Before coming to the Admiral, he held the position of Director of Education for Coyote Rep in New York City and was involved in the initial New York launch of StageCoach Theatre Arts, Brooklyn Heights in 2004, where he also acted as CEO and Artistic Director for five years. He retains strong affiliations with the New York City theatre industry and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and Actors Equity Association.

2019 Summer Camp Performances

Rising Stars (Ages 6-8)
Day Camp Session Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $450 per student including fees (25% sibling discount applies when 2 or more students from one household register)

Seussical KIDS
Music by: Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by: Lynn Ahrens  

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical KIDS, a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky StiffMy Favorite YearOnce on This IslandRagtime).

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton's challenge is twofold – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant! 30 minutes.

Broadway Kids (Ages 9-11)
Day Camp Session Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $450 per student including fees (25% sibling discount applies when 2 or more students from one household register)

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS
Music & lyrics by: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez 

Pooh Bear and all of his friends from the classic children’s books and animated film band together to rescue their friend, Christopher Robin. 30 minutes.

Show Stoppers (Ages 12-14)
Star Players (Ages 15-18)

Day Camp Session Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $450 per student including fees (25% sibling discount applies when 2 or more students from one household register)

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr.
Original music and lyrics by: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman

Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. 60 minutes.


Backstage Tech Camp (Ages 14-18)
Day Camp Session Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $450 per student including fees (25% sibling discount applies when 2 or more students from one household register)

This two-week introductory camp is designed for the student that is imaginative, curious and enthusiastic about the behind-the-scenes work that is integral to theater productions. Students will receive hands-on training from backstage/technical professionals in the theater industry and will be applying the techniques they have learned to our fully produced musical productions of “Seussical KIDS,” “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS," and “Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr.” They will have the opportunity to experience being part of the stage crew and performing every task from set and prop design and construction, costuming, lighting and sound production, and stage management. Students will also learn the importance of backstage safety and organization.

Set / Prop Design & Construction

Students learn to design and construct sets and props which includes researching the productions and materials. They will also paint backdrops, rig curtains and help move the scenery around between scenes during performances.


Measurements are taken at auditions, so as soon as all roles are cast, we start working on costumes. Students help select and put together costumes, learn some basics of sewing, and help with costume changes and preparations backstage.

Lighting & Sound Production

In our lighting department, you can learn about designing, focusing and hanging lights. Campers run the spotlights and light boards for each show and can learn about gels, gobos, theatrical lighting effects, and programming cues using a computer controlled lighting console.

Our sound department provides sound effects and digital music for all shows. Students will learn setup and layout of sound equipment and cables. Use of mixing consoles, amplifiers, equalizers and computer controlled sound software. Setup and use of wired and wireless microphone systems.

Stage Management

Students will learn to keep accurate notes and cues for the production. Coordinate tasks with the Director, stage crew and tech crew. Make Properties lists and organize props for the cast.