Adult Classes

2023-2024

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

Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm | $150 | View in Calendar »

Join instructor Caitlin Hart for a six-week journey into the essentials of acting. This course is designed to help students fully engage their bodies, voices, and spontaneity on stage. Through various games and exercises, participants will reduce self-consciousness, and unlock their sense of play. Students will also delve into foundational script analysis skills, learning to embody actions, play various tactics, and discover emotional stakes within partnered scene work. Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this class welcomes individuals at all proficiency levels.

CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE CALL FOR WAITLIST.

Sketch Comedy

Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm | $150 | View in Calendar »

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 about various types of sketches and the process of sketch writing from brainstorming through presentation! Laughter guaranteed!

2023-24 School Terms:

FALL TERM: 
October 7 – November 21

WINTER TERM:
January 6 – February 15

SPRING TERM:
April 13 – May 23

PERFORMANCE BLOCK:
February 17 - March 24

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