The following classes are full.  Please contact the Education Office to be placed on the wait list.

Lion King Masterclass

Winter Term
Kids Combo
CORE Acting Grades 6-8
Kidsplay

Classes

The nationally recognized, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre School of Theatre Arts offers the most comprehensive community theatre education program in the country. It is a chance for students to mentor and learn from professional theatre artists about all aspects of theatre. We provide hands-on opportunities for students to grow in confidence, with an emphasis on creativity and collaboration.

The School of Theatre Arts offers a variety of acting, musical theatre, improv, tech and dance classes for ages 4 through adult. Classes occur as 6 week sessions and are offered in the fall, winter and spring. All classes are lead by experienced theatre professionals. The School also provides special workshops and mini-classes on select topics throughout the year. See the class catalog below for registration details and to select which class is right for you. The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, through the support of generous community members and foundations, is pleased to offer need-based partial scholarships for classes and summer camps.

CLASS TERMS

FALL TERM:

OCTOBER 5 – NOVEMBER 21
(NO CLASS ON HALLOWEEN)

WINTER TERM:

JANUARY 11 – FEBRUARY 21

SPRING TERM:

APRIL 18 – June 1
(NO CLASSES May 23, 24, 25)

PERFORMANCE BLOCK:

MARCH 7 – 29

2019/2020 PERFORMANCE BLOCK

Registration deadline for the Performance Block is Friday, February 28, 2020. Registration for the Performance Block can be done by contacting the Education Office at 616-222-6653 with payment due at the time of registration. To determine if you have met the required pre-requisites for the Performance Block, please click here or contact the Education Office at 616-222-6653.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR THE PERFORMANCE BLOCK AFTER THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE OF FEBRUARY 28, 2020.

EDUCATION FORMS AND REGISTRATION

Please note our new registration deadline: registration closes 6 days before the first day of each class to allow faculty to plan and prepare. No late registrations will be accepted. 

  • If enrolling ADULTS ONLY, please click here to register for classes.
  • If enrolling in YOUTH CLASSES, or YOUTH AND ADULT at the same time, please click here.

COURSE INFORMATION

Click on a Register Here button (available August 19th) below to view the schedule and link to our registration area. Select a page to view larger or the calendar below to download a PDF of the latest course dates & times.

Perf. Block 2 & 3

Call to Register

Perf. Block 4 - 12

Call to Register

Spec. Opportunities

Mail-In Class Registration

Click Here Download a printable registration form.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

In the event that the Theatre must cancel a course, a full refund is issued.    

If a student requests a withdrawal, on or before each individual class registration deadline, a full refund less a $10 drop fee is issued.  Withdrawals between each individual class registration deadline and the first day of class are refunded at 75% less a $10 drop fee.  Refund is forfeited if withdrawal occurs after the first day of class. Registration and tuition are non-transferrable.

Exceptions to the policy

  • Performance Block Classes: No refunds are issued after the final registration date (Feb. 28, 2020).
  • Summer Day Camps, no refunds are issued after the start date of camp.

For more details please contact the education office at (616) 222-6653

School Closing Policy

In the event that a closing must occur, students will be notified through the email given at registration and notice will be displayed both onscreen and online at WOOD-TV8 and WZZM-13.

In the event that a class is cancelled, every effort will be made to schedule a make-up class, according to instructor and space availability.

For more details please contact the education office at (616) 222-6653

Vision Statement

We are committed to artistic excellence through a comprehensive arts education program which builds confidence, fosters collaboration and inspires creativity.