The Point Loma Playhouse offers workshops year-round. These workshops are unique in that all levels, beginner to the seasoned, are invited to get on stage, learn through the educational staff and then culminate a workshop performance in front of a live audience. These workshops vary from two days to seven weeks. Within the structure of its education department, Point Loma Playhouse supports a positive, constructive, safe environment for the non-professional adult actor.
Workshops include “Intensive Acting Workshop + Showcase” and “Shakespeare Workshop + Showcase .”
Rising Stars offers students a more advanced classroom and rehearsal experience with a professional artistic team, which culminates in a performance for family and friends on the SDMT Stage. Participants will have the opportunity to attend the final dress rehearsal of SDMT’s current professional production for free!
San Diego Musical Theatre Academy - Musical Theatre Explorers
Ages 5-7. SDMT Academy offers the first of our new primary class offerings, Musical Theatre Exploration classes! Students will have the opportunity to explore acting, singing, and dance in a fun class environment. A great place for your up-and-coming stars to learn musical theatre fundamentals and basic techniques!
Ages 15 – 18. Rising Stars offers the first of our new tech experiences, Team Tech! This program includes opportunities for our teen technical students (15-18 years old) to get involved, working with industry professionals to learn hands-on skills in lighting, sound, and stage
Free monthly Shakespeare readings at three locations: The Upstart Crow Bookstore in Seaport Village, the Central Library, Downtown, and the Encinitas Library. Free. Anyone can join in the reading or just come along to listen. Parts are re-assigned before each scene so everyone who wants to can read. These popular readings are fun, interactive, creative, and great public speaking and acting practice. They are also a good way to meet other people who are interested in Shakespeare and his work.
Where training meets opportunities – specializes in on-camera film and television acting training. We offer Sunday classes for all ages – kids, teens and adults – and all levels – beginning, intermediate and advanced. In addition to professional level classes, and guidance in the “business of acting” we offer an annual multi-media industry showcase at the Lyceum Theatre, attended by agents, casting directors, managers and independent filmmakers, that is also posted online and available to industry professionals in Los Angeles and beyond. We offer guest workshops in auditioning, commercial acting, and “branding,” and kids and teens summer camps. Whenever possible, audition opportunities are offered to students as it is our philosophy that actors should not only study – but work in their field.
Red Nose University Physical Comedy + Clown Theatre for Youth
We invite you to dive into San Diego’s only Physical Comedy & Clown Theatre School!Join the fun and laughter! No experience necessary. We have classes for all levels. Whether you are just starting, have a lot of experience or just curious and want to make people laugh, these classes are for you.
Mockingbird Improv Kids and Teen Improv Comedy Classes
Want to help your child develop their acting skills in a fun and creative way? Try Mockingbird Improv’s kids and teen improv classes! Our experienced instructors will guide them through improv, unlocking their imagination, improving comedic timing, and building confidence on stage. They’ll also develop life skills like teamwork and communication while making new friends who share their passion for acting and comedy. At Mockingbird Improv, we prioritize inclusivity and provide a supportive learning environment. Give your child the gift of laughter and self-expression – sign up for our kids and teen improv classes now!
Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is an after-school theater arts training program for students ages 4 – 18. Since its founding in 1981 in San Diego California, CYT has grown to be the largest youth theater in the nation. Enrolled students have the opportunity to work behind the scenes, or audition and perform on stage in a Broadway-style musical performed for the community.
Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) is a public arts conservatory for students in grades 9-12 that embraces and encourages artistic creativity and academic excellence. This pre-professional arts program reaches out to talented students from all San Diego County, offering a nurturing environment focused on individual growth, opportunity, and diversity.
J*Company Youth Theatre is the leading youth theatre program in San Diego, garnering local and national attention with its award winning productions as well as providing a foundation for young artists to train and develop their creative potential, giving them the opportunity to express themselves through the dramatic arts.
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (“SDCYB”), established in 1945, is the resident classical ballet school in Balboa Park. Its mission is to serve the youth of San Diego with classical ballet training and performing opportunities for all.
San Diego Junior Theatre provides engaging, innovative, high-quality theatre education and productions for children of all cultural heritages, ages, abilities and levels of interest. As one of the nation’s most comprehensive theater education programs for children, Junior Theatre offers hundreds of classes and camps.
San Diego Musical Theatre’s mission is to passionately produce, provide, preserve and promote musical theatre that ignites the human spirit. Led by a roster of dance and performance stars, the SDMT Academy’s classes use a hybrid teaching model with classes both in-person and via Zoom. SDMT Academy’s Winter 2021 classes include Acting, Acting Through Song, Tap, Ballet, Combo Pickup and Musical Theatre Jazz.
The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory instills excellence in the musical and personal development of students through rigorous and inspiring musical training experiences. As the region’s leading youth music program, SDYS attracts student musicians of all skill levels from across San Diego County as well as neighboring Imperial and Riverside counties.
The Star Theatre’s Coast Kids Program was founded in 1981 with the mission to provide a quality education in the performing arts to children and young adults. We emphasize the building of self-confidence that will carry over in all areas of their lives. Some of our children have also performed at other regional theaters and several of our graduates have gone on to study voice and theater in college.
Programs for children and youth include Music Camps, Early Childhood Music, Group Flute, Group Guitar, Group Violin (4-6), Group Violin (7-12), Junior String Ensemble, Group Cello, Karate Recorder, La Ti Do, Glee Club.
Young Actors Theatre is one of the nations most progressive youth theatres. We believe that imagination, excitement, and adventure are the ingredients for a successful experience in all aspects of youth theatre. In addition to producing five musicals a year, Young Actors Theatre is also an all-inclusive performing arts studio offering a variety of classes in voice, drama and dance.
Red Nose University Physical Comedy + Clown Theatre
We invite you to dive into San Diego’s only Physical Comedy & Clown Theatre School!Join the fun and laughter! No experience necessary. We have classes for all levels.We mean it when we say we take comedy seriously. With an emphasis on 6 foundational class tracks, we offer the comedic performer of any age a robust tool bag of techniques to pull from promoting thoughtful, poetic and highly skilled performers that stand out with deeply meaningful art.
Looking to take your acting skills to the next level while having a blast? Check out Mockingbird Improv’s improv comedy classes! Our experienced instructors will guide you through the ins and outs of improv, helping you unlock your creativity, sharpen your comedic timing, and build confidence on stage.
But it’s not just about the laughs – our classes are also great for developing valuable skills like teamwork, communication, and adaptability, all while meeting like-minded individuals who share your passion for the performing arts.
At Mockingbird Improv, we prioritize community and inclusive, diverse comedy, providing a unique learning experience that will challenge and inspire you. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore the exciting world of improv – sign up for our classes today!
Speak more confidently and overcome shyness, unlock your creativity, sharpen your mind, meet new friends and have fun all at the same time. Improv training is great for advancing your professional, personal or artistic skills.
We have over two decades of experience working with people from all walks of life. Study with the pros and sign up today! Classes forming now.
Point Loma Playhouse Stand-Up Comedy Workshop + Showcase
This hilarious workshop gives you the tools you need to put together a bang-up comedy routine, while improving your public speaking, being a better MC, honing your comedic writing skills and improving your performance techniques. Whether you are brand new to Stand-Up Comedy or you would like to improve your act, this is the class for you. At the end of the 6 week session you will have a 5 to 7 minute “comedy set” that you will be able to perform in front of a “live” audience, anywhere, anytime, anyplace, and that’s no joke! Directed by the native San Diegan Tony Calabrese. Tony has performed at a variety of comedy clubs nationwide over the last fifteen years, with national headliners at the V Theater in the Sin City Comedy Show in Las Vegas.
The Academy of Performing Arts (APA) has been committed to offering the best instruction available in the performing arts since 1993. We provide all of the training necessary for the aspiring performing artist to succeed as well as offering classes for those interested in the performing arts for enjoyment. Everyone is welcome!
San Diego Creative Arts Project – SDCAP is a new performing arts organization, invested in engaging, training, and inspiring students of all ages, who desire to grow artistically and confidently SDCAP, “Where Arts Emerge”, offers classes, camps and performance opportunities for kids and adults, in Dance, Theatre, Voice, and Yoga, and Pilates. SDCAP is dedicated to reaching out to include youth from all backgrounds in San Diego County. This new and unique Performing Arts Conservatory program has been created to train, challenge, and produce – technically, and artistically confident performers.
At SDCAP, doing the absolute best job, with the highest standards of artistic integrity, while teaching students the disciplines of theatre, music, and dance is the motivation, bringing amazing results, and dedication promoting “Creativity, Collaboration, and Confidence.”
Southern California Ballet celebrates its 30th anniversary during the 2015-16 season. SCB’s mission is to provide enrichment, education, outreach and public entertainment for the community, and to provide performance and artistic opportunities for dedicated young dancers. Located in the Rancho Bernardo area, the Academy offers classes for all ages in ballet, tap, character, pointe, jazz, hip-hop, creative dance and modern as well as master classes and a summer intensive. The Academy is the only dance studio in San Diego County and surrounding areas to offer Cecchetti exams allowing the student to progress in ballet following an internationally accepted curriculum. The annual Academy performance is held in September. SCB’s Company is comprised of high school aged dancers who annually perform in The Nutcracker and a Spring Repertoire production at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.
Whether you are a complete beginner, a bit “rusty”, an avid amateur, or budding professional; Villa Musica has something for everyone! Please take time to scroll through our course offerings and see what sparks your interest.