All About Theatre "We are dedicated to producing quality theatre productions for our community." We offer educational programs, classes and workshops and we are always looking for people to get involved and support the arts community of Santa Cruz County. Lindsey Chester, director, 831-345-6340 http://www.allabouttheatre.org/

Ariel Theatrical, Inc. ARIEL seeks to use the art and discipline of theatre to inspire young people to understand that personal integrity, respect for others and an acceptance of responsibility for choices made are the keys to building a principled and productive life.  Wilson Children Theatre, 320 Main St., Salinas.  831-775-0976.  www.arieltheatrical.org

THE ART FACTORY offers weekly Preschool, Home School and After School art classes, exploring a wide variety of mediums. Great Winter and Summer Camps available. Small class sizes in a creekside setting in the redwoods! www.artfactorystudios.com  831-688-8862

Art Production & Design Studio June23 - July 18, 2014. A drop-off studio for children ages 7-12. Featuring: Yard Creations, Jewelry, Child Care, Wood Art, Watercolors, Puppets & Mobiles, Cartoon & Comic. $80-$105. 2051 San Jose Ave, SC. artanddesign@sbcglobal.net 334-3678
Cabrillo Stage
Professional musical theater campany that performs during summer.  6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos. 831-479-6429 www.cabrillostage.com

Forest Theater Guild Local non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting the performing arts in the community. Santa Rita St. and Mountain View Ave., Carmel.  831-626-1681 www.foresttheaterguild.org

Kids on Broadway is a production company that offers acting classes and productions for children. Scholarships are available

Monterey Peninsula College Theatre Performs shows and musicals. 980 Fremont St., Monterey.  831-646-4213 www.mpctheatreco.com

Pacific Repertory Theatre Produces bold and daring interpretations of the great plays from the world stage - plays that engage, excite, educate and inspire - presenting a Pacific Repertory Theatre world-class theatrical experience. P.O. Box 222035 Carmel, CA 93922 Box Office(831-622-0100)     Admin(831-622-0700)     Toll Free(866-622-0709)  www.pacrep.org

Petroglyph Creative Lounge 458-4278

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center 9341 Mill Street in Ben Lomond. 336-3513

Seven Directions Institute of Art and Science  831 427 9500 voicemail, 831 334 6482 mobile

Santa Cruz Shakespear Summer festival plus family holiday show.  Theater Arts Center, UCSC, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz.  831-459-2121. https://www.santacruzshakespeare.org

South Valley Civic Theatre Presenting musicals and plays for more than 40 years at the southern end of California's Silicon Valley. Performers of all ages colaborate on shows.  Morgan Hill Playhouse, 17000 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill.  408-842-SHOW (7469).  www.svct.org

Um...Gee...Um Nonprofit improvisational theater troupe.  Playful and participatory theater is their goal. Each show is completely improvised—created before your eyes and with your suggestions. 1001 Center St., Santa Cruz.  831-425-4447.  umgeeum.weebly.com

The Western Stage The Young Company offers exciting opportunities for young people interested in becoming involved in the theatre arts!  411 Central Ave., Salinas.  831-755-6816.  westernstage.com

West Performing Arts WEST Academy classes empower the imagination and create opportunities to discover and learn. Students explore, reflect, imitate and understand the world around them. We encourage students to grow as artists and as people by fostering the individual creative spirit in a group environment. 425-9378 http://westperformingarts.com/ 

World Theater Music, dance and shows from around the world.  CSUMB, 100 Campus Center, Bldg. 28, Seaside. 831-582-4580.  worldtheater.csumb.edu