The Amato Center for the Performing Arts

The Amato Center for the Performing Arts is located at the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley

The Amato Center for the Performing Arts, located at the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley, provides a venue for theater arts in the greater Milford N.H. area. Home of the Boys & Girl's Club's Riverbend Youth Company and Riverbend School of Theater Arts as well as the Milford Area Players (MAP).

Planning your summer? We hope we can be a part of it! Take a look at our summer season - auditions for these shows will start in May/June and we have something for pretty much all ages! More info at :)

The Riverbend Youth Company

This weekend - don't miss this adorably family friendly show! These kids have worked very hard and they're SO excited to open tomorrow!

Honk opens TOMORROW! We can't wait :D Tickets and info at!

All of us at the Amato wish our actors, renters, and audiences a very happy holiday season this year! May your days be very merry and bright πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ„πŸŽ

When the northern lights hit the small town of Almost, Maine... anything can happen. Auditions for this quirky, sweet winter play are this Sunday - we hope to see you there! More info on the event page (Almost, Maine Auditions - RYC Second Stage) or at :)

Blackbox theater is up in the multipurpose room and Complete Works is ready for an audience tomorrow!

The blackbox is up! Though it’s technically a temporary setup until we load into our performance space in a couple days, and even though we’re still finalizing lighting and sound, man is the Complete Works of William Shakespeare - RYC Second Stage cast rocking it this week! Our test audience last night LOVED IT and we can’t wait to perform for you Friday and Saturday!

[09/10/18]   Want more of The Riverbend Youth Company in your life? Check out our new instagram profile @ryc.nh for the inside scoop on our rehearsals and shows!

Come see this awesome cast take on a classic this Thursday-Sunday (9/6-9/9)!

Shows are at 7:30 Thurs-Saturday and 2:30 Saturday and Sunday

Tickets and info at!

Come see this awesome cast take on a classic this Thursday-Sunday (9/6-9/9)!

Shows are at 7:30 Thurs-Saturday and 2:30 Saturday and Sunday

Tickets and info at!

Joseph Backstage

Backstage at the Amato is a great place to be πŸ˜€

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat September 6-9, 2018 The Amato Center for the Performing Arts

Big news from Riverbend! Check it out! πŸ˜€

Drumroll please...We are so excited to announce a Riverbend development that's been in the works for a while now - the brand new RYC Second Stage series!

After months of planning, a stack of new equipment arrived today that will let us temporarily turn the multipurpose room into a popup blackbox theater and secondary stage, complete with theatrical lights and sound. The goal for Second Stage is to allow Riverbend the space to explore smaller, experimental, and more intimate shows and let new and interested directors gain experience before jumping on the big stage. We can't wait to kick off this 3-4 show a year series with the inaugural production of Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) September 14-15, featuring three incredibly talented performers (more info coming soon!)

Keep an eye on our page and for more updates. Thanks for sticking with us as RYC continues to grow and reach more of the community around us!

Tickets printed? Check.
Egyptian headdresses on? Check.
Rockin' house manager ready? Check!

It must be show week for Joseph at the Amato Center! Tickets for this Thurs-Sun available now at!

Happy Labor Day from the Milford parade from the cast of Joseph and Big Fish! πŸ˜ƒ

Go go go Joseph! Tech week is fast approaching, and soon this cast will be disco-ing in costume :D Don't miss your chance to grab tickets to Joseph at the Amato Center September 6-9!

The Riverbend Youth Company

RYC Presents Junie B. Jones THIS WEEKEND! Come see this energetic cast bring the beloved characters from the Junie B series to life this Friday-Sunday. Tickets and info at!

RYC Presents Junie B. Jones this Friday night, 8/17! Catch Junie, Herb, Lucille, That Grace, Sheldon, Mr. Scary, and even lunch lady Gladys Gutzman this weekend only at the Amato Center! Tickets and info at :D

Last chance for teens in grades 8-12 to come by the Amato Center for Big Fish Auditions - RYC TONIGHT! Don't miss your chance to bring this story of heroes and magic to life. More info at or the event page :)

RYC Alumni Presents Hello, Dolly! 7:30 TONIGHT. This awesome cast is ready - are you? πŸ˜€

[08/01/18]   Are you ready to put on your Sunday clothes and come see RYC Alumni Presents Hello, Dolly! TOMORROW? Get your tickets now at! πŸ‘’

RYC Presents 42nd Street! is just a few days away! Don't miss this toe-tapping production!

Come and meet those dancing feet this weekend at RYC Presents 42nd Street! Join Peggy Sawyer as she follows her dreams of becoming a Broadway star when she joins the cast of Julian Marsh's "Pretty Lady". With tons of huge dance numbers, catchy songs and fun characters, this isn't a show to miss!

Catch it at the Amato Center in Milford May 3-6: Thursday and Friday at 7:30 and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30. Tickets and info at!

Guess what's happening a week from today?!

If you answered tons of tapping feet, catchy tunes, and a small town girl dreaming big - aka RYC Presents 42nd Street! - you'd be right! Don't miss this incredible show! Tickets and info at :)

RYC Presents The Tempest starting tomorrow night!! The cast is wrapping up tech week and is ready for an audience - get your tickets today at!

RYC Presents The Tempest Friday, April 6 - Sunday, April 8! See Shakespeare's last play presented by a fantastic cast as they tell the story of the exiled Prospero, along with his daughter Miranda and his servants Ariel and Caliban, as he orchestrates revenge upon his shipwrecked brother and the nobles traveling with him.

Tickets and information at!

RYC Presents The Tempest is coming to the Amato Center April 6-8, and tickets are now available online! Come see a fantastic cast take on Shakespeare's last play full of magic, music, and heart. See for more info!

The Riverbend Youth Company

Kalli is a member of Riverbend and needs your votes as she takes part in PBS' Celebration of Music talent show, which airs today! Check out the link below to vote for her and see more info about the competition!

Do you have a minute? Help one of our incredible actors out!!

We have exciting news...our very own RYC actor Kalli Bogdzewic is participating in a PBS sponsored talent show airing today on channel 2! She auditioned and was chosen from among hundreds of applicants to be in the top 15 contestants. She is incredibly talented and is an all around amazing person. If you have a minute today, take a minute and vote for her at the link below! Good luck Kalli!

The Riverbend Youth Company

42nd Street rehearsal tonight has been cancelled due to the weather. Stay warm and safe out there under all this snow! :)

Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley

Did you know that if you've participated in a play or musical here since September and/or have an active Club membership, you can take afterschool enrichment classes for a minimal fee? We have all kinds of theater, dance, and art classes available this session for grades 1-12. See what we're offering and how to sign up by clicking the link below!

There are only a few days left to sign up for winter enrichments! Not only do we have plenty of sports related programs, but we have a lot of dance and theater classes that still have open spots. See what enrichments are being offered and find out how to sign up by clicking the link below!


We are excited to announce our 2018 Friends of the Amato Production, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Directed by Robin LaCroix, Music Directed by Kimberly Vars Whitehead, Choreographed by Meg King, Costumed by Julia Alford-Bucklin, and produced by Heather Arsenault, we look forward to doing this with all of you and celebrating the 50th anniversary of such a FUN show!

For more information, keep an eye on we'll be posting audition dates as we get deeper into the spring. Hope to see you there! :)

"We are such stuff as dreams are made on..."

First round of auditions starts TONIGHT at 6:30! Come on by!

RYC Presents Off the Page is opening in just two days! The cast is ready, are you??

See your favorite books come alive through dance this weekend at the Amato Center when RYC Presents Off the Page!

Featuring dances based on books old and new, from classics like the Chronicles of Narnia, Peter Pan, and the Great Gatsby, to contemporary books like Paper Towns, the Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Harry Potter, this show has something for everyone.

Showtimes are Feb 2-3 at 7:30 and Feb 3-4 at 2:30. Tickets and info at!

All of us at the Amato Center want to wish you a wonderful holiday weekend! No matter what you celebrate today, we hope it's very merry and bright 🌟

The Riverbend Youth Company

Due to the snow and bad road conditions, we will be canceling tonight's rehearsal for Peter Pan, Jr. Stay safe out there today!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of the artists who make the Amato Center the wonderful place it is! We are thankful for you today!

Happy Halloween from the cast of RYC Presents the Addams Family! Get your tickets today at! πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ‚

Happy Halloween! No better way to celebrate than to get your tickets to the Addams Family today! It's a spooky show loaded with laughs and kooky characters, this weekend only...get your tickets at πŸ‘»

Today is the day!!

Tonight, we will be welcoming 18 acts, both youth and adults, singers and ukulele players, violinists, dancers, jugglers, and more! And there may even be a martial arts demonstration by teen black belt Kylie Allen...but you'll have to find out for yourself by coming to the Pumpkin Festival Talent Show tonight :)

Tickets and info at! See you later!

Do you ever wish you could write your own songs?

Unfortunately, not all of us are fortunate enough to be that skilled. But Don Smith-Weiss is, and then some! Come hear him sing his original song at the Pumpkin Festival Talent Show this Saturday (two days!) at the Amato Center! It's a fun act with lots of heart.

Tickets and info available at!

Three days!!!

Come blow off some steam this Saturday night by watching some impressive juggling by Chris Merra in the Pumpkin Festival Talent Show!

Tickets and more info available at!

Just under a month ago, Sierra Landel stepped onto a platform 8 feet above the Amato stage and began her first performance here as the fiddler in Fiddler on the Roof. Now, she's back and ready for action! We are really looking forward to hearing her play some of her own favorite tunes this Saturday at the Pumpkin Festival Talent Show here at the Amato Center...just four days away!

Tickets and info available at

We've officially started the countdown until the Pumpkin Festival Talent Show, so until Saturday we'll be dropping teasers about a few of the 18 different acts!

First up are two local leading ladies, singing a wickedly entertaining duet. Find out what beloved characters these two will be playing this Saturday when we welcome Sophie Linkroum and Ashley Swanson to the Pumpkin Fest stage!

If you don't have your tickets yet, you can get them online at!

Fiddler on the Roof

Visit Anatevka TONIGHT at 7:30 when curtains go up on Fiddler on the Roof at the Amato Center!
Tickets and info at

Don't miss this fantastic cast of adults and Riverbend kids!

A beautiful story, genuine characters, and plenty of heart coming to the Amato Center this Thursday-Sunday! Don't miss it!

For more information, visit Fiddler on the Roof at the Amato Center or

A beautiful story, genuine characters, and plenty of heart coming to the Amato Center this Thursday-Sunday! Don't miss it!

For more information, visit Fiddler on the Roof at the Amato Center or

Keller Nunley

Thanks Keller Nunley for stopping by our rehearsal last night and capturing the Fiddler cast in action! Keller is working on a video project - posting a video a day for a year - and we're grateful he chose to film us as one of them!

The show goes up a week from tomorrow...Tickets are on sale now at!

DAY 208: Fiddler on the Roof
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Our BGC friends are looking for some school year staff! If you or anyone you know is interested, see the post from the Boys & Girls Club below for more information. Applicants must be at least 16 years old.

We are NOW HIRING! We're currently looking for general counselors, a homework room lead, front desk coordinators, and sports instructors for after school hours starting next week. We require staff to be age 16 or over.

Contact Caitlin at [email protected] or at (603) 672-1002 x16 for more info, or stop by the Club to grab an application.

The Riverbend Youth Company

LAST CHANCE to audition for this finger snapping musical tonight from 6-8pm! See the Addams Family audition page for more information πŸ‘»

The Riverbend Youth Company

Troy, Gabriella, and the rest of the Wildcats are coming to the Amato Center this weekend! Tech week is going well and this cast is almost ready to perform for you :)

Tickets available at
Shows Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30, and Sunday at 2:30.

Robbie and his band are ready to perform for you TONIGHT at 7:30! Wedding Singer info at!

The Wedding Singer at the Amato Center

Get your tickets today at!!

Wedding Singer tech week started yesterday and our alumni are ready to put on a great show for you starting THIS FRIDAY! See for tickets and more info! 😎

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Fiddler on the Roof
The Wedding Singer at the Amato Center
Programming/Testing Lights for the Rock at the River Bend




56 Mont Vernon Street, PO Box 916
Milford, NH

General information

The Amato Center provides the Souhegan Valley area of Southern New Hampshire with a year-round venue for cultural arts and community connection. The unique size of the 460 seat theater provides groups with an intimate, professionally equipped theater setting.
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