Welcome to the School of Theatre Arts

The nationally recognized Grand Rapids Civic Theatre School of Theatre Arts offers the most comprehensive community theatre education program in the country.  We offer hands on opportunities for students to grow in confidence, with an emphasis on creativity and collaboration.

School Year Classes

Fall, Winter and Spring terms provide a variety of acting, musical theatre, improv, technical and dance classes for ages 4 through adult.

Summer Programs

Summer camps for ages 4 through completed 12th grade and the Summer Repertory Theatre Intensive (SRTI) program for students who have completed 6th through 12th grade

Special Opportunities

Masterclasses and special opportunities for all students

Teaching Artists

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Faculty

Scholarships and Discounts

Available for all students ages 4 through adult

Policies and Procedures

What you need to know

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most frequently asked questions

Traveling Troupe

Part of the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre outreach program

Contact the Education Department:

Education Office:

Deb Wright, School Administrator

Jess Luiz, Curriculum Coordinator
616-222-6653, ext 3

Kait Polzin, Outreach Specialist
616-222-6653, ext 4

Allyson Paris, Associate Director

Vision Statement

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