Through performing arts classes, full-scale theatrical productions and in-school residencies, City Lights seeks to develop in children and teens confidence, responsibility, teamwork and a greater sense of self and community. City Lights' retains a multicultural teaching artist staff of professional actors, directors, musicians, choreographers and playwrights who create a supportivve environment that encourages risk-taking and promotes the discovery of individual strengths.


City Lights presents four family-friendly productions each year: The City Lights play, the City Lights Mainstage Play, Mainstage Musical, the Spring Performance Festival and the Origins Project.


City Lights offers a variety of age-appropriate after-school and weekend programming. Several productions a year are performed by kids and presented for families on location and at Off-Broadway theaters.