Theatre for everyone, made by kids.

Winter 2020

After their involvement in the death of a royal forester, Robin Hood, his best friend Will and Marian find themselves on the hit list of the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. The sheriff’s men raid a pub in Lincolnshire and kidnap the beautiful Ellen Dierwald. The survivors of the raid soon become the Merry Men. Together they set out to steal taxes from right under the sheriff’s nose and distribute the treasure to the poor. King John hatches a plot to kill Robin Hood, and Ellen finds herself forced into an engagement to the evil sheriff. Will Robin and his Merry Men be able to stop King John’s plot and the sheriff’s engagement in time?

Show Dates:

February 7 & 14 (7 p.m.)
February 8 & 15 (3 p.m.)
February 9 & 16 (3 p.m.)
On stage at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road

Shakespeare: All the World’s a Stage

The  Shakespeare intensive program is designed to give students in-depth instruction  focused on Shakespeare’s work and performing Shakespeare. Students are not  required to have any prior experience or knowledge and will be taught everything  from the beginning.

The program will begin September 7 and will take place on most Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 1  p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. The program will end in January with a special showcase on Saturday, January 18. Registration is $110  per student. View the Shakespeare Program Flier (PDF) here.

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors and community granting agencies for their support for AECT programming and operations.


AECT is a 501c3 Nonprofit organization that enables children’s theatre programming. We cast kids in all our shows, and kids make up our crews as well. That’s right, kids act, sing, direct, light, design and build sets, design and apply stage makeup, costumes, props, usher, and more.

We make this happen by bringing in expert mentors to teach and guide children from all walks of life to create excellent live theatre productions.

Find out about how to support our mission by exploring our links in the sidebar. There is also information about our Board, municipal partnerships, and production and events.