THEATER at Avon Old Farms School

"Theater is like a gym for empathy."Bill English of San Francisco's SF Playhouse

The theater is a place boys can go to build up the muscles of compassion, to practice listening and understanding, and to engage with people that are not like themselves.

Avon's Old Farms Theater Company stages two major productions each year. From start to finish, students have a strong hand in the finishing act. The Company also collaborates with nearby Miss Porter’s School; likewise, Avon students frequently act in Miss Porter’s theatrical productions.

On Stage

The theater is a space where young men can try on new emotions and explore different characteristics. By performing in the Adams Theater, actors learn to develop self-expression, creativity, and confidence that carries through to other aspects of their character.

Behind The Scenes

Whether a boy is interested in woodworking to help build a set, painting and set design, or manipulating technology to enhance the final results of a scene, there is a space for him to learn in the theater without needing to perform under the lights.

In The Director's Chair

The Old Farms Theater Company continues Avon's tradition of nurturing the whole boy. Our skilled faculty open up a seat on the production team to students who are interested in mastering the theater from all perspectives, including directing and stage managing.