Explore our range of premier acting classes for kids, teens and adults designed to nurture creativity and talent. The Walden Conservatory Theatre program will provide your child with a platform to shine in the world of drama and performing arts.
We offer beginner through advanced acting classes for ages 6 and up and even offer adult acting courses.
Sign up now to enroll in the Fall 2023 conservatory classes.
Saturdays 9:30a-11:30a (September 9 – December 9)
Students ages 6-8 work with each other and their instructors to conceive and perform an original play. A different theme is chosen each semester, and the theme for Fall 2022 will be announced soon. Students are introduced to character creation, story structure, and improvisation. Students will have the opportunity to contribute to their very own costume design as they devise their play which will be performed at the end of the semester in a Showcase performance.
Wednesdays and Fridays 4:30pm – 6:30pm (September 6 – December 8)
Intermediate students discover influential works of the 20th and 21st centuries and the magic of Shakespeare while studying how to bring a playwright’s words to life. Students learn how to perform scripted material, memorize lines, and work with a director by rehearsing scenes with a partner. Fall semester showcases feature scenes by modern playwrights. Spring semester showcases will feature a collection of scenes from Shakespeare. At this level, students are eligible to audition for mainstage Conservatory productions.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00p-6:00p (September 5th – December 7th)
Foundational theatre classes give students an appreciation for all aspects of the art form while preparing them for success at the advanced level and beyond. Scene Study, Theatre Etiquette & Self Care, Voice & Speech, Stage Combat, Shakespearean Technique, and Advanced Improvisation are offered alongside opportunities to perform, write for, and work behind the scenes in our season of plays. Students must take at least one year of classes at this level before being promoted to Playmaking 2.
Mondays via ZOOM 4:30-6:30 (September 18 – December 4th)
Specialized classes in playwriting invite an uncensored creative outlet for the hopes, fears, and dreams of young artists. The scripts developed in this class will be considered for the annual Young Playwrights Festival, which will be produced during Spring Semester. (Students enrolled in another Conservatory class may take Playwriting for no additional tuition charge.)
Tuition: $375.00 (If not enrolled in another conservatory class)