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Experience the excitement of acting! Theatrical exploration shapes creativity, literacy and social skills.

At the Ballantyne School of Theatre, we teach, challenge and inspire youth ages 3 to 18 who are interested in developing the craft of acting and performance. Young performers learn theater concepts and vocabulary while building confidence and self-esteem through theater classes, workshops and large-scale productions performed for the community in our Black Box Theatre.
Growing performers progress through program levels in acting, musical theater, set design and more. New themes and materials are explored each session to create a unique experience for returning participants. Each class or workshop concludes with a Showcase for family and friends featuring the young actors.


  • Builds self-confidence by allowing a safe place for children and teens to take appropriate risks
  • Cultivates teamwork and teaches cooperation to make a scene come to life
  • Harnesses creativity and imagination
  • Develops verbally and nonverbally expression and interpretation including social cues and body language
  • Increases concentration and focus of mind and body
  • Boost communication skills by improving projection and articulation
  • Increases literacy, reading and critical thinking skills
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