Theatre Festival

A one-of-a-kind summer theatre program to explore the intersection of arts and the environment and make work outside the traditional theatre space.

At a Glance


Outside the Box Theatre Festival

August 9th - 13th, 2021

Levity Mountain Farm

Manchester, Vermont


Open to any students between the ages of  14-19 including graduated seniors.  Requires an online application and supporting materials. 


Glamping Package $1295

Cottage Package $1695


We offer Financial Need Scholarships for up to 25% of the program tuition. 

Barn 2.jpg
Levity 1.jpg


Outside the Box is a new summer program designed to get performers thinking outside the traditional theatre space and exploring possibilities for performance inspired by their environment. This 5-day program will explore theatre practices such as devising, storytelling, site-specific theatre, ensemble theatre and movement-based theatre through a series of classes, workshops and performance opportunities. Learn new acting techniques, devise original work, hone your performance skills, meet like-minded artists and do something completely original this summer!


Each day will offer a wide variety of workshops led by professional artists and theatre practitioners:

Ensemble Devising

Viewpoints Technique

Storytelling for Performance

Movement-Based Theatre


Writing for the Stage

Site-Specific Theatre

Each evening will feature a sharing of work and the program finishes with a Performance Showcase in our outdoor amphitheater and 200-year-old barn.

Contemporary Performance
Barn Performance Space

Learning Outcomes


  • Empower you to find your unique voice as an artist.

  • Build your confidence and acting technique.

  • Explore possibilities for new and original theatre making


  • Facilitate work to completion that is suitable for college or professional application

  • Build your knowledge of non-traditional theatre practices.

  • Provide a unique experience as a talking point for college admission


  • Cultivate collaborative spirit and community mindedness

  • Provide an enriching outdoor experience

  • Connect with like-minded artists

Life on the Farm

Owned by the Levis family for three generations, Levity Mountain is a working, organic farm located in Manchester, Vermont. The farm spans over 200-acres and features a renovated 18th century farmhouse and cottage, a 200-year-old timber frame barn and fields and forests with sweeping valley views. There will be opportunities to learn about the running of the farm and sample the organic food they grow as well as time and space to enjoy Levity Mountain's open meadows, pond, mountain trails, and woodlands. We'll also meet the folks from Earth Sky Time, a certified organic family farmstead, wood fired bakery, concert venue and thriving community of artists, musicians and friends. www.earthskytime.com



Get the full OTB experience by joining our Glamping Village located at the heart of Levity Mountain Farm. These beautiful canvas bell tents are a massive 16 feet across and offer a luxurious way to stay connected with nature and live in community with your fellow artists. Each tent houses 2 students and contains lounge furniture, two single beds and solar lighting. Bring your own décor and personalize your tent! Luxury bathrooms and shower blocks are a short distance from the Glamping Village. If glamping isn’t quite your style, you can opt to stay in the Farm Cottage which offers triple and quad rooms with shared bathrooms. Both accommodation options include 3 meals per day catered from the organic produce grown at Levity Mountain Farm. www.levitymountain.com