Aesthetics Wiki

The Theatre Kid aesthetic focuses on acting and stage productions, most notably those that take place in a high school setting. Contrary to popular belief, the classification of "theatre kid" is not just limited to actors. People that are included in the theatre kid aesthetic includes:

  • Stage crew
  • Costumes
  • Techie
  • Orchestra and band members
  • Actors
  • Directors and screenwriters

A stereotypical theatre kid can be outgoing and eclectic. Of course, many theatre kids deviate from the expected personality, and are equally valid in their craft nonetheless.


Theater Kid visuals are broad, yet focused on all things play and musical related. Many visuals overlap with High School Dream and Theatre Academia as both are very similar. Visuals can include:

  • Messy costume rooms
  • Band and orchestra rooms
  • Orchestra pit
  • Auditorium stages
  • Folding theatre seats
  • Audio desks and overhangs
  • Sheet music
  • Scripts
  • Backstage hallways
  • Long, velvet curtains


Fashion for Theater Kids is not reliant on one, or even a few, key elements. Theater Kids each have their own styles and preferences thus fashion is open to creativity. Common fashion aesthetics for Theater Kids include Normcore, Emo, Preppy, and many others. Other common fashion items can include:

  • Jeans
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Show t-shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Scarves
  • Berets
  • Skirts
  • Polos
  • Boat shorts
  • All black (for stage crew)


  • Attending rehearsal
  • Running lines
  • Goofing off between scenes
  • Singing (to practice and for fun)
  • Dancing
  • Researching musicals and plays
  • Promoting shows
  • Building sets
  • Hanging out in the black box


Media on theater is abundant, especially on show production. Obviously, theater kid is going to heavily focus on theater, any play or musical production can apply here. Listed are the productions that are the most common and well known.

Theater Productions[]

  • Hamilton
  • Heathers
  • Mean Girls
  • Hello Dolly
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Romeo and Juliet, MacBeth (don't say it out loud!), or any Shakespeare work
  • The Crucible
  • Seussical
  • Almost, Maine
  • Legally Blonde
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Annie
  • Wicked
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Les Misérables
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • In the Heights
  • West Side Story
  • Six
  • Beetlejuice
  • Ride The Cyclone
  • Newsies
  • Be More Chill


  • Any theater production soundtrack
  • Disney movie soundtracks
  • Most popular movie soundtracks


  • Various movie adaptations of theater productions
  • High School Musical Trilogy (2006-2008)
  • Lady Bird (2017)
  • Moulin Rouge! (2001)
  • Camp (2003)
  • The Producers (2005)
  • Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  • tick, tick...BOOM! (2021)
  • Better Nate Than Ever (2022)
  • Waiting For Guffman (1996)
  • Chicago (2002)
  • Theater Camp (2023)

TV Shows[]

  • High School Musical: The Musical - The Series
  • Glee
  • Fosse/Verdon
  • Schmigadoon!
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Victorious


  • Sorry, I have rehearsal.
  • LINE!?
  • I swear I'm off-book.
  • Don't touch the prop table!
  • Who touched the prop table?!
  • "GASP"
  • Break a leg!
  • Places Everyone
  • ”Yes I know I shouldn’t eat in costume-“
  • Thank you five!