CAST - Summer Sessions

A different program every week for students 7-17 during June and July More »

Dog Sees God

When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and the rest of his friends are too inebriated to give him much solace More »

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

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

Finish the Castle Campaign

Never judge a Book by its Cover – But we have a tired looking cover of weather-beaten Tyvek. Frankly, it does not do justice to this books 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 »

 

Welcome

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.”

Dog Sees God

June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 8:pm — June 4, 11, 18 at 3:pm

By Bert V. Royal
When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife.  His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and the rest of his friends are too inebriated to give him much solace.  But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits.  Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, and sexual identity careen toward an ending that’s both haunting and hopeful.
“A welcome antidote to the notion that the Peanuts gang provides merely a slice of American cuteness.”
– N.Y. Times
“Good grief!  The Peanuts kids have finally come out of their shells.”
-Time Out (New York)
Directed by Matthew T. Teichner
Location:  Steamer 10 Theater, 500 Western Avenue, Albany

Shakespeare in Lincoln Park: Summer 2017

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!

Never judge a Book by its Cover – But we have a tired looking cover of weather-beaten Tyvek.   To make our exterior reflect the quality 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 one-third of the way to  reaching our goal having raised $17,000 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

Issues:

  • 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 $300,000

1. Brickwork and Permanent Roof, Windows & Doors
2. Finish: Interior, new Concession Exterior Landscaping & railings
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.