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.”
June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 8:pm — June 4, 11, 18 at 3:pm
April 29, 30, May 6, 7, 13, 14 at 3:pm
A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape. Roald Dahl’s story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises. You will see James (as he cleverly gets the Peach out of danger), the wise Old-Green-Grasshopper and the pessimistic Earthworm. You will also see James’ mean Aunt Spiker and cruel Aunt Sponge come to a suitably sticky end.
You will be reading from sides – pieces of the script.
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Steamer No.10’s Shakespeare in Lincoln Park production this summer will be The Tragedy of Macbeth. This is a tuition-based program for CAST students ages 12 to 17, who will have the opportunity of auditioning for all of the roles. Rehearsals will include training and choreography by a certified stage combat professional.
Tuition: $250 required — scholarships are available.
Performance Dates: July 26 to August 12 at our Shakespeare in Lincoln Park stage
Rehearsals: Tuesday to Thursday 5:30 to 8:30 starting June 6
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.
CAST – Creative Arts at Steamer Ten is our Theatre Arts program. We produce shows with students aged 12 to 17 with rehearsals at least twice each week over the course of a 10 week period. The cast and crew create the sets and costumes for the show which has 6 to 8 performances over two weekends.
This is a tuition based program – $250 which covers 10 weeks of rehearsal/class twice each week for 2-3 hours; costumes. Scholarships are available based on economic need.
Click here for a gallery of photos from some of our past Shakespeare productions.
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
- 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 $300,0001. 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.