About Us

Located in Auburn Indiana, Excelsior Arts Academy and Youth Theater is a great place for young people to develop, learn and grow through the performing arts.  These pages have information on the various activities offered at Excelsior and how to get involved.  If you have any questions, please contact Kent Johnson, the Executive Director of Excelsior.  You can find his contact information on the contact page.

Excelsior Arts Academy and Youth Theater

Students can take a wide range of classes in theater, vocal music and stage movement and then put those lessons to use through the various productions Excelsior stages each year.

At Excelsior, the student is the focus and what they receive is confidence and poise.  The academy provides a nurturing environment where students feel safe to take chances without fear of failure or ridicule.  Excelsior provides a space where young minds can expand and achieve things they had only dreamed.

Excelsior Academy – truly striving to take the student Ever Upward!

The academy holds classes in theater, voice and stage movement for young people ages 8 to 22. We also have private voice and theater lessons for young people over the age of 13. We have a spring and fall semester with classes ranging in cost.

The youth theater produces four shows per year – Early Spring for actors 8-12, our Summer Musical, the Fall play for ages 8-18 and our Christmas show, open to all ages. Our Youth Theater shows are aimed at young actors ages 8 – 22. There is a registration fee of $35 for each show which pays for the young actors script and show tee shirt.

Excelsior Arts Academy and Youth Theater is located inside the First Christian Church at 910 North Indiana Avenue in Auburn Indiana.

Our Mission: To foster an educational and nurturing environment where developing performers can be opened to think for themselves and to be respectful of themselves and others. Excelsior is where we train minds, bodies, voices and spirits to achieve that end while providing art and education to the greater community. 

Excelsior = Ever Upward

Pictures from Previous Productions

Fractured Fairy Tales August 2020

Nutcracker Cast Photo W-name

The comedy The Pied Piper

Pied Piper Cast Photo

Cinderella spring 2019

Cinderella Cast Photo

A Christmas Carol December 2018