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.

2019-2020 School Year Class Information will be available August 1st with registration beginning Monday, August 19th

Vision Statement

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