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 for our 2020 Stages For All Ages: School Day Series open on August 20, 2019 at 10 a.m.

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


Living Voices: The Right To Dream
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Two Shows: 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

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.

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


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. Remaining shows in our 2018-2019 season are listed below. 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.

Ballroom with a Twist
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Doors 6:30 p.m. | Show 8 p.m.

If you can’t get your fill of Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance - here they are, all in one show!

This 10th Anniversary Tour of Ballroom with a Twist! features all of your favorite classic numbers, along with dazzling new choreography from a super-sized, all-star cast of celebrity pros from Dancing with the Stars including Tony Dovolani, Karina Smirnoff, Anna Trebuskaya, and Dmitry Chaplin.

This is an unbeatable evening of live entertainment including finalists from So You Think You Can Dance, and featuring live vocals provided by powerhouse American Idol finalists.

Get ready for a frenzy of sensational dances, from Rhumba to Salsa to Hip Hop - each with their own special “twist” that brings the audiences to their feet every night!

Exclusively sponsored by
Joanne Haselwood

Admiral Theatre Summer Camp 2019

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 2019 is scheduled for Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 16, 2019 (No camp Aug. 10-11). Registration is open now! Summer Camp 2019 shows are listed below. 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.

Summer Camp 2019 Performances are on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Call Times are when students need to arrive at the theatre. Students should be dropped off at the Green Room Entrance at 512 5th St., not the main theatre entrance.

- Rising Stars (Ages 6-8) • Seussical Kids | Call Time: 10:15 a.m. | Doors 10:30 a.m. | Show 11 a.m.
- Broadway Kids (Ages 9-11) • Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS | Call Time: 11:30 a.m. | Doors 12 p.m. | Show 12:30 p.m.
- Show Stoppers (Ages 12-14) • Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr. | Call Time: 1:30 p.m. | Doors 2 p.m. | Show 2:30 p.m.
- Star Players (Ages 15-18) • Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr. | Call Time: 1:30 p.m. | Doors 2 p.m. | Show 2:30 p.m.
- Backstage Tech Camp (Ages 14-18) • Stay tuned for show day tech crew call details.

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.