"Where mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow"

Home to children's theatre, dance classes, and art instruction in the greater Bangor area.

Art Center Update

  To our Art Center Families,

We feel as an Art Center it is important to follow the lead of the schools and local community groups to close the Art Center art, theatre and dance classes at this time. We will be closed until further notice. We are looking at a June 1st opening date for the Gift Shop only.

Our production of Dear Edwina has been postponed. We will post updated dates soon.

If you have a ticket, we will be able to refund or exchange it for our later dates. If you are able, consider waiving your refund for a donation or exchanging your ticket for a later date. As a theatre, we rely on ticket sales to keep our theatre community alive.

During our break we will be deep cleaning and sanitizing the art center. Our staff will be following cleaning schedules as well as additional health protocols. When we return Staff, students and patrons are encouraged to stay home if they are not feeling well.

Thank you for all of your love and support during this stressful time. Everyone at Next Generation wishes you good health and safety. We look forward to returning and know that the "show will go on."

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Our mission is to make Theatre, Dance, and the Arts as accessible to as many young people in the area as possible.  We strongly believe that involvement in the Arts at an early age is beneficial to a person’s emotional and cognitive growth and development.  Our programs aim to improve a child’s confidence, imagination, and collaborative social skills.  We will give them the skills they need to perform their chosen art and to thrive as growing members of the community.  We believe in creating student leaders by giving our young adults the chance to teach and direct their peers.   By keeping tuition costs low and creating internship possibilities  we make sure as many children as possible are able to participate in our classes and activities.  We encourage all the students who walk through our doors to pursue their goals and “Dream Big”. 


Theatre Classes

Theatre Classes

Theatre Classes

 The Next Generation Theatre program is open to children, ages 4 ½ through 19, and sometimes beyond . Each session runs several weeks and ends with a spectacular show open for the entire community to enjoy. 

Dance Classes

Theatre Classes

Theatre Classes

Next Generation Dance Studio offers classes for kids and adults ages 3 to 99. We offer classes for every type of dance!

Art Classes

Theatre Classes

Art Classes

The Next Generation Art Studio offers art classes for students aging 7 to 18. There is no prior experience needed to enroll in one of our art classes!

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned to hear about upcoming Shows, Band Dances, Improv Groups, and Acoustic Jams!

No upcoming events.

Contact Us

Please email us with any questions you may have!

We look forward to hearing form you!

Between Friends Art Center

39 Center St.Brewer, ME 04412US

(207) 989-7100

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