Footliters Traveling Playhouse

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Bringing Theatre to Your Community

Footliters Traveling Playhouse is a new touring program of Young Footliters Youth Theatre. Together with master teaching artists, we're creating engaging theatre experiences for students across Iowa. Our week-long camps are open to students of all backgrounds, experience levels, and training. 

Young Footliters Youth Theatre

Young Footliters is one of Iowa's premiere children's theatres. We're committed to the idea that theatre helps build resilient, creative, exceptional kids. With over 50 years of experience, our alumni cherish the lessons they learned here — skills in self-expression, problem-solving, teamwork, and imagination. From our home at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts in Coralville, Iowa, we create a season of children's theatre productions and dozens of camps and classes annually.

Our Philosophy

Footliters Traveling Playhouse is committed to "engaging and empowering students through an immersive, inclusive theatre experience." We put our students first and collaborate with parents and communities to make our theatre a safe and exciting space for all.

Why We Tour

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the closure of several Iowa theatres that provided touring children's programs in our area. We knew that thousands of kids would be missing the theatre and educational opportunities they offered. So, we asked some of their master teaching artists to join our team. Together, we created Footliters Traveling Playhouse for kids in communities across Iowa.

Contact Us

We'd like to get to know your community! For more information, contact Evan Hilsabeck, Managing Director at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. You can reach him at or 319.248.9371.