Open Sky: Pirate School

a part of the Free Young & Fun Series

Pirate School! is a madcap, swashbuckling solo show created and performed by veteran New York actor David Engel.

About Young & Fun

This year our free summer series for children is a part of the Open Sky Arts Festival! Join us Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30am for fun, interactive performances outdoors. Please note that advance registration is required.

About Pirate School

This riotous, interactive pirate escapade satisfies children’s universal curiosity for the briny buccaneers of yore, while promoting everyday polite behavior and social-courage.

Now in it’s 24th season, Pirate School! has delighted thousands of families with a mischievous blend of improvisational clown theater and it's signature brand of boisterous full-audience participation. Parents marvel as their kids become “good pirates,” swaggering out of the virtual theater transformed by this heartwarming family show.

During Pirate School! the bumbling pirate professor Billy Bones, played by David Engel, teaches youngsters 4 and up the finer points of light-hearted mischief. The audience partakes in riotous, joyful competitions that rattle the rafters and zany lessons on how to stand, talk, sing and laugh like jaunty Buccaneers

Featuring an original cartoon-like sound effect and musical score, eye-popping puppetry, eccentric props, adept magic, slapstick swordplay antics, a misbehaving cannon, a talking skull and the world’s only wearable pirate ship, Pirate School! is truly a treasure to discover!

About the Open Sky Arts Festival

August 2 – 15 | Lake Placid Horse Show Grounds

Open Sky is a brand new, multidisciplinary festival for arts lovers of every age. Explore two weeks of music, dance, film and theatre outdoors against a spectacular mountain backdrop. You’ll find something for everyone in your family under the open sky!

How to Get Tickets

Purchase festival passes and attend as many shows as you like between August 2nd and 15th (includes registration for free performances). Or, register for individual performances starting June 14.

Why Choose a Festival Pass?

At just $200 each, a festival pass gives you access to all 18 Open Sky performances at a discount of almost 50%! You’ll have the chance to see as many shows as you like, from modern bluegrass, to circus, to musical theatre and so much more.  After a whole year without live performances, this is an amazing way to dive in – see your favorite artist, try something new and experience the magic as live art unfolds around us in the fresh mountain air.

Member Pre-Sale (Festival Passes only): June 1 – 6

General Public (Festival Passes only): June 7 – 13

General Public (Festival Passes or individual tickets/registrations): June 14 – August 1

COVID Safety

We are evaluating the latest guidelines from New York State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will post the most up-to-date information here leading up to the festival to help you plan your trip to Open Sky.

The LPCA's Free Young & Fun Series is sponsored by Dr. David Balestrini and Lake Placid Family Dental

Tuesday 8/3/2021
10:30am
In Advance: FREE
Festival Pass: Included
Featured Sponsor: Dr. David Balestrini & Lake Placid Family Dental

The Young and Fun Series is generously sponsored by Dr. David Balestrini at Lake Placid Family Dental. Dr. Balestrini and his team believe in supporting their community and have been enriching the lives of their neighbors since 1998.

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Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round performing and visual Arts Facility.  Located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York, the LPCA consistently presents arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations. 

In addition, the Arts Center provides special arts-in education programs, workshops and residencies for aspiring and renowned artists.

The Arts Center is the home of the Lake Placid School of Ballet, LPCA Children's Theatre, Community Theatre Players, as well as the Summer home of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta.

Upcoming Events
04/01/21 to 06/15/21

Registration is now open!

06/15/21 - 04:00pm to 05:30pm

Online Class with Thom Williams

06/15/21 - 06:00pm to 07:30pm

Online Class with Thom Williams

06/15/21 - 05:30pm to 08:00pm

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