Upper Darby Summer Stage brings the magic of live performance at the lowest possible prices to over 60,000 audience members annually.
Nationally recognized Upper Darby Summer Stage, celebrating its 47th season in 2022, is proud to be sponsored by the Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation. Summer Stage delights over 35,000 audience members each summer with six Children’s Theater shows and its broadway-quality mainstage production. Over 750 participants from ages 10 to 28 take part in the various Summer Stage theater programs.
Since 1976 Upper Darby Summer Stage has opened the magical world of musical theater to thousands of children and teenagers through a comprehensive program of classes, performing experiences and outstanding performances for the public.
Beginning at the ages of 4 and 5 children experience the magic of a fully staged children’s show live onstage. After 4th grade children can develop their imaginations and talents as part of our Performing Starts classes, gradually working towards full participation in our Children’s Theater shows.
Young technicians learn skills in carpentry, painting, lighting and sound as they participate in the Technical Program.
As performers develop their skills they may audition for The Shooting Stars, our touring ensemble.
The Summer Stage program culminates in the Mainstage Program, offering young adults a performance experience on a virtually professional level.
Audience members travel from all areas of the Delaware Valley – from Chester, Bucks, Montgomery and Delaware Counties, as well as Philadelphia and New Jersey – for our family-friendly performances.