Theater Arts

Classes, camps and performing groups. Also see: “Calendar,” “Camps,” “Dance” and “Music” for related activities. For additional resources, see our current issue.

Acting Out

Save your drama for camp! This weeklong, school-break camp celebrates creativity through drama skills workshops, ensemble building and a whole lot of fun.

Emerging Artists Musical Theatre Academy

EAMTA nurtures and develops each child’s personal talent. Highly educated instructors focus on the benefits theatre education offers the student who likes to be in the spotlight or the one who enjoys learning what goes on behind the scenes.

Kidsguide SchoolGuide Winter 2017

Check out some of the best schools and tutoring services in Long Beach Metro and Orange County.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Musical Theater All Stars (5-12).

N. OC Community College District, School of Continuing Education

Musical Theatre (7+), Vocal For Kids 7-10 and 11+) and Young Actor’s Showcase (7-10 and 10+), $55-65. Cypress and Anaheim.

South Coast Repertory – Youth Theater Production Programs

Theatre acting camps for kids and teens (grades 3-12) can include: voice, movement, character development, improv, combat, playwriting, audition techniques and more, taught by experienced, professional artists.

Take the Stage – Long Beach

Acting classes for kids and teens, including: improvisation, public speaking, stage combat, scene study, character analysis, cold reading, audition technique, musical theatre, monologues and more.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Offers a range of courses and master classes in the performing arts for young people, with classrooms located in what used to house the historic Beverly Hills Post Office. A faculty of professional artists design and lead the courses.

YaYa’s Performance Academy

A youth- and family-based program that provides the community with the opportunity to actively participate in and explore the art of musical theatre in a safe, positive and nurturing environment.

z-Youth Theater Production Programs

A list of theaters that offer youth productions. Many offer set design as well as open auditions.