Vacation Daze - Silly Billy Magic

Wearing his trade-mark jumbo-sized glasses, Silly Billy combines great magic with lots of comedy. Get silly with Silly Billy! More »

Vacation Daze - Zucchini Brothers

Terrific, energetic and fantastic – that’s the band, the show, and the audience! Not your average bunch of vegetables, these terrific musicians bring you their latest songs from Zucchiniland More »

Vacation Daze - Steve Charney

A one-man vaudeville show. Steve Charney, with his wooden assistant Harry performs Music, Magic, Madness, Jokes, Comedy and much, much more! More »

Finish the Castle!

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 »

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

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

Vacation Daze - Dragon King - Tanglewood Marionettes

he tale of an intrepid Grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea to seek the Dragon King, and the answer to why he has not brought the life-giving rains in such a very long time. 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.”

C.A.S.T. Summer Program – 2015

C.A.S.T. Summer Sessions 

Sign up now to be a part of this terrific program – Creative Arts at Steamer Ten

Steamer No.10 Theatre – 500 Western Ave. Albany, NY 12203

518.438.5503  info@steamer10theatre.org

For ages 7 to 17

Monday to Friday:  9:am to 4:pm;

Tuition: $200/week

1- July 6 to 10 — Cinderella Tales

2- July 13 to 17 — Sleeping Beauty

3- July 20 to 24 — Robin Hood and the Good (& Bad) Fairies of Nottingham

4- July 27 to 31 — Jack, the Beanstalk, and Friends

Each week CAST will produce a show to be staged Friday afternoon – Script-in-Hand.  On Monday everyone that has signed up for that week will audition for a role in that week’s show – and everyone has a role.  We rehearse each day working on character development, blocking, and use of props.  Toward the end of the week we add sets, lighting, and sound.  On Friday afternoon the show will be performed Script-in-Hand for an audience of family, friends, and neighborhood children.

Performance: Friday Afternoon at 1:pm

(Script-in-Hand {no need to memorize} removes a great deal of stress from the actor.)

Shakespeare in Lincoln Park

Steamer No.10 will be producing Shakespeare in Lincoln Park this summer.  The second production of the summer will be A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  The adult leads in the show will be played by professional actors; the Fairies will be students who will audition through our CAST program.  Older Teens will also have the opportunity of Auditioning through CAST for the roles as the Lovers.  This is a Tuition based program for CAST Students.

 

Auditions

We do not have any auditions at this time.  We expect to schedule our next round of auditions – for our summer shows – in mid April.  Thank you.

Photo - Castle - B&W

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 a few dollars shy of reaching $13,000 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.

 

Steamer No.10 Annual Campaign - WEB

Steamer No.10 Annual Appeal

Steamer No.10 Theatre, Inc. is a small, 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation.  We have a full time staff of one, and 5-7 part-time actors, teachers, directors, designers, whatever job needs doing.  We earn more than 65% of our $200,000 budget; however we still need to raise that other $70,000. Please become a member of the Steamer No.10 family as we move on toward a fantastic season of family oriented cultural entertainment.

We have launched our 2013 – 2014 season and here is an overview of what we have planned:

  • six family oriented productions using professional actors are planned for 60 to 70 performances;
  • we’re bringing in fifteen different artists for kids with our Vacation Daze series for 35 to 40 performances;
  • we host Theater Voices for free staged readings of four shows for 16 performances;
  • and the Eclectic Series will feature at least 10 different artists who will both entertain and challenge our adult audience.
  • our theatre arts school – C.A.S.T. – Creative Arts at Steamer Ten – offers classes and produces shows for students 8-18.  This year we will produce three C.A.S.T. shows – produced entirely by students, plus three C.A.S.T./Kids Fare shows where students work with professional actors.

This past year we offered more than 150 performances, 400 classes/rehearsals with our students, community meetings, a day-long street fair to promote the neighborhood and other events. We don’t simply pinch pennies, we make sure every one of them is spent in a way that serves our mission of introducing children and families to live theatre.

Steamer No.10 is the Capital Region’s Children’s Theatre, the place where kids are introduced to the performing arts.  Please become a member of the Steamer No.10 family as we move toward a fantastic season of family oriented cultural entertainment.