Welcome to the School of Theatre Arts!


Welcome Group on Stage

Welcome to the Civic Theatre School of Theatre Arts!

We are thrilled to announce our class lineup for the 2021-22 school year, and I am ecstatic to be joining Civic Theatre’s School of Theatre Arts team as the Education and Outreach Manager. After growing up at Civic Theatre, I could not be more delighted to share my passion for theater with our students, continue to advance this fantastic program, and cultivate a safe and equitable space for all.

After 18 long months away, we are overjoyed to be able to offer a full lineup of classes including our Core Acting and Musical Theatre classes in addition to a number of new and exciting electives! None of this would have been possible without your incredible support over the past year and a half, and we are truly so grateful for all of our students and families that pass through our doors.

Although we are ecstatic to offer over 100 classes throughout this 2021-22 year, we are also excited to show off some new features in our building! We have improved our accessibility with a staircase and elevator that can bring students from the basement up to the sixth floor. We have a brand new rehearsal hall that we will be using for classes, and we continue to update flooring, mirrors, and more in our current classrooms!

Whether you are a performer or technician, brand new to theatre or a seasoned performer, four years old or 94 years old: we’ve got classes and opportunities to help you explore your creativity and grow as an artist.  Just click on your current grade level (youth) or interests (adult) for both new and returning students to navigate the wide range of classes we are offering next year – be sure to also check out our Performance Block page! With so much happening next year, you don’t want to miss out!

Thank you!

Jenna Betka-Pope
Education and Outreach Manager

Jenna Betka-Pope

Jenna Betka-Pope / Education and Outreach Manager

Deb Wright

Deb Wright / School Administrator

Thank you sponsors:

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If you have questions, please call the Education Office at 616-222-6653