Adult Classes


Adult Classes

Our adult class selections at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre are carefully crafted to offer both basic skills for those new to theatre and advanced skills for experienced artists looking to hone their craft. Our instructors have worked professionally and on college campuses both in West Michigan and all over the country. 

SPring Term

Essential Acting

$140 | Thursdays, 7:00-9:00am
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During this six-week exploration of the fundamentals of acting, students work to develop the tools an actor needs: focus, relaxation, and concentration. Working with the body and voice to engage the whole person, students use games and exercises to foster spontaneity and diminish self-consciousness. Students also apply foundational skills (identifying goals and obstacles, playing an action, etc.) to individual text work as well as scene work. All levels of experience are welcome.

Sketch Comedy

$140 | Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm
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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, and Jimmy Fallon all got their start in comedy by learning how to do sketch comedy! Guided by an experienced sketch comedy instructor, students learn the process of sketch writing from brainstorming through presentation! Laughter guaranteed!

Behind the table: Artistic Collaboration

$140 | Saturdays, 10:30am-12:30pm
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This class creates production teams from emergent choreographers, directors, music directors, and stage managers in order to facilitate a final musical theatre scene that culminates in an in-class, informal performance of all the pieces. Students collaborate with other beginning production team members to learn how to produce a piece from start to finish!

2022-23 School Terms:

October 1 – November 10

January 7 – February 16

April 15 – May 25

February 27 - April 15

If you have questions, please call the Education Office at 616-222-6650