Poison Apple Productions
Theatre is Our Tradition


Poison Apple Productions

“We must all do theatre, to find out who we are,
and who we might become.”

-Augusto Boal

Welcome to Poison Apple Productions! We have been a non-profit 501 (c) 3 family run, volunteer based theater company since 2000 - and developed into a professional children’s theater training program, and high quality production company. Our roots are humble, and based in imagination and collaboration. Our goals include bettering our community one story at a time either in our 60 seat playhouse theater space, OR at the Lesher Center for the Arts, OR at other community events.

We offer a wide variety of performing arts experiences for youth, and adults. Don’t be fooled though, while we are primarily a “children’s theater” we deeply believe that children being involved is happenstance - we create high quality theater, that happens to include children.

Our programs are award winning, our teaching artists and staff members are highly trained, vetted, and passionate about our participants and audiences experience. We’d love for you to be a part of our creative community.


☎ how to CONTACT us



Rehearsal Space:
847 Arnold Drive
Martinez CA 94553
Performance Space:
835 Arnold Drive Suite 6
Martinez CA 94553
Business Mailing Address:
154 Encinal Place
Pittsburg CA 94565

we produce at least 4 Shows a Year that are Performed at the Lesher Center for the Arts in walnut creek. our other 17 productions are performed at the poison apple playhouse.

We Offer Programs For All Ages and Experience Levels

“Great Theatre is about challenging how we think
and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.”

-Willem DaFoe

Preschool theater
For ages 2-4

The world of theater and storytelling is explored in this once a week 30 minute class for our youngest performers ages 2-4 through music, movement, social skills, and stories. Parents are welcome to participate in this first time experience class.
This class is not currently offered, but is available if interest exists!

Poison Apple Productions named “Best Theater Class in the East Bay” Gold Award in 2019!

Poison Apple Productions named “Best Theater Class in the East Bay” Gold Award in 2019!

young writer and director’s
”theater makers” project
ages 8 and up

The roots of Poison Apple are in creating theatre from the ground up - this program is one of the oldest in Poison Apple and is perfect for those “behind the scenes” artists who dream big and want to bring those dreams to life onstage!

Apple Seeds Musical Theatre
for Ages 5-12

First time and returning young theater participants learn to work together to achieve theater’s number one goal: to tell the story! These popular musicals inspire participants to love and appreciate performing arts in a once a week recreational class!

No auditions are required for this program! 


apple teens and apple players
musical theatre jtf troupes
ages 9-18

Perfect for experienced performers, these audition only troupes not only produce a high quality theater production led by highly educated and experienced directors, but they also travel to be adjudicated by industry professionals at the Junior Theater Festival West!

advanced apple performers
(non-musical theater)
ages 10-15

This next step performance class challenges teen and tween performers with dramatic and comedic material under intense and exciting instruction from professional instructors.

Experience is suggested, but not necessarily required. Contact us for guidance!

Poison Apple Productions named “Best Performing Arts Summer Camp,” “Best Preschool Summer Camp,” and “Best Theater and Performing Arts Class”!

Poison Apple Productions named “Best Performing Arts Summer Camp,” “Best Preschool Summer Camp,” and “Best Theater and Performing Arts Class”!

main stage productions
full length dramas, musicals, and original works
all ages

Where Art and Education come together to further our mission and challenge performers, audience, and artists alike! Our Main Stage Shows are audition only and are the largest productions of the year. Adults DO NOT “pay to play.”



“It’s communication - that’s
what theatre is all about!”

-Chita Rivera

Communicate with us! Use the form below to contact us regarding your questions about classes, auditions, shows, and more! We love making new friends and welcoming your family to our community of storytellers!

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