CAST - Summer Sessions

An Irish Cinderlad tale - Billy Beg and the Bull - Aug. 14 to 18 More »

CAST - Summer Sessions

Sleeping Beauty - Aug. 21 to 25 More »

The Original Steamer No.10 on parade on Madison Avenue in 1895

Original Steamer 10 Engine, to learn more about our history... More »

We are Finishing the Castle

We are working on making a new Cover for the Book of Steamer No.10. Frankly, we want it to do justice to the theatres contents - a full season of 120-150 performances for kids, adults, everyone. To bring our cover closer to our dream we have embarked on a Capital Campaign to Finish the Castle. More »



Outside view of Steamer No. 10

Exterior view of Steamer No. 10 at 500 Western Avenue Albany, NY

Steamer No.10 Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt professional theatre producing and presenting shows for children and families, and touring to schools and theatres throughout the Northeast.

Located in Albany, NY Steamer No. 10 Theatre presents a variety of live stage and music productions, including children’s theater, Eclectic Performance Series, Vacation Daze, Theater Voices, and Too Deep Entertainment.

“We want to get children, adults, teachers, grandparents…everyone…excited about theatre and the performing arts. Everyone should attend live performances with a burning desire to see more.”

Auditions – Fall 2017

Theater Voices – Rx

Auditions: Aug. 27, 28 – 7:pm to 9 – Adults
Performance Dates – October 13, 14, 15

For more information go to
Please arrive either night by 7: pm, and be prepared to stay until the end of auditions.
Audition sides from the script will be provided
Actors will be asked to read scenes from the play.

Steamer No.10 – Macbeth

Auditions: Aug. 29, 30 – 5:30 to 7:30 – Students age 13-17 – CAST
Auditions: Macbeth – Aug. 29, 30 – 7:pm to 8– Adults

Audition sides from the script will be provided
Actors will be asked to read scenes from the play
Performance Dates: Nov. 10-19

Steamer No.10 – CAST
Robin Hood and the Good (& Bad) Fairies of Nottingham

Auditions: Sept. 5, 6 – 5:30 to 7:30 – Students age 7-17 – CAST
Performance Dates: Oct. 20 through Nov. 5
Imagine the tale of Robin Hood . . . but filled with Fairies, Trolls, and Frogs; as well as the usual characters.

Steamer No.10 – CAST – The Neverending Story

Auditions: Nov. 27, 28 – 5:30 to 7:30 – Students 7-17 – CAST
Performance Dates: Jan. 19 through Feb. 11
A Boy who needs a friend, finds a world that needs a Hero

CAST – Creative Arts at Steamer Ten is our Theatre Arts program.  We produce shows with students aged 7 to 17 with rehearsals at least twice each week over the course of a 6 week period.  The cast and crew create the sets and costumes for the show which has up to nine performances over three weekends.

 Tuition for C.A.S.T. Students
There is a $250 tuition charge to cover the expenses of instruction, costumes, props, scenery, rehearsal and performance space, licensing, and insurance. Tuition is due at the first rehearsal. Performers will be required to provide their own tights and dance shoes, which can be purchased at a discount through the program.  Scholarships are available based on economic need.


A “Finish the Castle” Update — July 2017

Castle, July 2017.We have completed the masonry for our “castle” — Steamer No. 10’s new lobby — and we will soon be working on the roof, to protect what we have done so far. We hope to have the windows and doors in by the time cold weather arrives.  We are moving ahead as quickly as we can (and as funding allows). Stay tuned for further updates, and read more about the project here!


Shakespeare in Lincoln Park – 2017

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Due to Scheduling Problems beyond our control we will be postponing The Tragedy of Macbeth to be part of regular season at Steamer No.10 in October/November.

There will not be any productions in Lincoln Park this Summer

Shakespeare in Lincoln Park: Summer 2017

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Due to scheduling problems beyond our control, we will be postponing The Tragedy of Macbeth to be part of our regular season at Steamer No. 10 in October/November.


The Tragedy of Macbeth

Steamer No.10’s Shakespeare in Lincoln Park production this summer is The Tragedy of Macbeth

What could be better than sitting in a City park on a summer evening?  The view takes your eye across the Hudson River to the foothills of the Berkshire’s, the marble temples of government to one side, 19th century homes to the other.  Before you Macbeth and his wife confront their ambition and begin their slide to madness.

Dates:                  July 27, 28, 29, Aug. 3, 4, 5 at 8:pm
                        July 30, Aug. 6 at 3:pm – at Steamer No.10 
Admission:     FREE  -  Donations are welcome
Where:               Lincoln Park – East lawn of Sunshine School – 116 Delaware Ave. Albany or Morton and Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Rain Location: Steamer No.10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave. Albany
Bring:                 Bring your lawn chair, blanket, picnic lunch/dinner
Parking             on the surrounding Lincoln Park road

The Tragedy of Macbeth – A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. Forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion, he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of madness and death.

Performance Dates: July 27 to August 6 at our Shakespeare in Lincoln Park stage

Thurs, Friday, Saturday evenings at 8:pm

Sunday Matinees will be at 3:pm at Steamer No.10 – 500 Western Ave. Albany

Click here for a gallery of photos from some of our past Shakespeare productions.

Finish the Castle! Help meet the CHALLENGE!

Times Union Article – Castle 3-10-15

Help us meet The CHALLENGE!

We have raised a portion of the money and we have started construction.  The Brickwork is underway!   We want to make our exterior reflect the quantity and cultural quantity of the performances taking place at the theatre, we have embarked on a Capital Campaign.  Now, Steamer No.10 has been given a CHALLENGE!  If we raise $50,000 we will be given an additional $50,000.  We are currently two-thirds of the way to  reaching our goal having raised $30,000 of the match.  We must do this.

Put Your Name on a Seat

For a contribution of $250, you can buy a seat at Steamer No.10, and place your name on it, or contribute in honor of a loved one.  You have up to 32 characters (including spaces) and a maximum of two lines.

Finish the Castle

Steamer No.10 Theatre spent its first century as a working firehouse and the past two and a half decades as the Capital Region’s Children’s Theatre.  Our goal is to continue to serve our audience of kids, parents, grandparents, adults, seniors, and neighbors.

Why we need the Castle


  • Create a Lobby for the comfort of our Patrons waiting for a show;
  • Improved handicapped accessibility;
  • Improve lighting for the entrance;
  • Improve the ability of audience to find the theatre – a distinctive entrance to serve as landmark – our Castle;
  • Get our Audience in out of the wind, rain, and snow.
  • Better signage to help the audience find us, and let everyone know what shows are taking place;
  • Additional space for classes and meetings.

The Plan – A Capital Campaign of $150,000

Phase 1
1. Brickwork and Permanent Roof, Windows & Doors
2. Finish: Interior, new Concession Exterior Landscaping & railings
Phase 2
3. Update Theatrical Systems – Replace the 20 year-old (failing) theatrical lighting system, upgrade other systems
4.  Air Condition the theatre – we currently use noisy window units – we have already installed 75% of a built-in system.

Name the Castle

We have numerous naming opportunities for portions of the Castle such as the towers, drawbridge, etc..  Contribute a significant portion of the total Campaign and we will Name the Castle for you.

Our Mission and How We Achieve It

We want to get children, adults, teachers, grandparents…everyone…excited about theatre and the arts. Everyone should attend live performances with a burning desire to see more.

Steamer No.10 Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt professional theatre creating shows for children and families. We produce  nine shows each year, with an emphasis on fairy tales, children’s literature and local history, reaching 12,000 to 14,000 people annually.

We have been dubbed the mad scientists of children’s theatre. We rely on audience participation, so no two shows are ever the same and we never know what will happen at any given performance. We take risks, but it’s worth it. That ‘expect the unexpected’ atmosphere is what makes us unique and enjoyable for parents and children alike. In the process we are getting the next generation hooked on the performing arts.