Acting Classes & Musical Theatre Programs for Kids & Teens in Orange County

If you’ve got a kid who loves to sing, act, or dance, you’re in luck! Orange County is full of musical theater and performing arts programs.

 

Acting Academy for Kids
Mission Viejo & Irvine
Musical theatre, tv/film classes, private lessons, and summer camps for ages 4-17.

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Arts & Learning Conservatory
Costa Mesa
Classes in theatre, improv, voiceover and more. Plus, theatre productions throughout the year for ages 8-18.

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Broadway on Tour Youth Theater
Ebell Theater, Santa Ana
Productions for kids and teens (ages 8+). Visit their website for upcoming auditions and performances.

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Buena Park Youth Theatre
Buena Park
Productions for kids and teens (ages 8-18). Visit their website for upcoming auditions and performances.

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Creative Kids Playhouse
Mission Viejo
Musical theatre programs for all ages. Tom Thumb Players (ages 3-6), Mainstage Players (ages 6-13), Excalibur Players (7th-12th grade), Camelot Players (ages 10-18), and Surf City Players (ages 10-18).

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Orange County School of the Arts / CSArts Academy
Santa Ana
College-preparatory academic program and pre-professional arts training for grades 7-12. Award-winning, accredited public charter school (tuition-free) with five areas of study including applied arts, dance, fine & media arts, music, and theatre. CSArts Academy offers extracurricular arts training to students of all ages, regardless of whether or not they are currently enrolled at OCSA.

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Laguna Playhouse
Laguna Beach
Year-round acting classes for 4th-12th grades and youth theatre productions.

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Musical Theatre Academy of Orange County (MTAOC)
Newport Beach
Offers Spring Season and Fall Season classes and programs for ages 4-18, as well as summer camps.

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MYART (Musical Youth Artists Repertory Theatre)
Cypress
After-school programs, workshops, and summer camps for children of all levels and ages. Sessions include training in voice, acting, and dance.

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Costa Mesa
Musical theater classes, Five Days of Broadway program, summer programs, and Studio D: Arts School for All Abilities

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South Coast Repertory (SCR)
Costa Mesa
Acting classes, plus Summer Acting Workshops for 3rd-12th graders. New students may enroll in fall or winter.

 

 

Beyond Orange County

Idyllwild Arts Academy
Idyllwild (Riverside County)
Premier and internationally-acclaimed residential arts high school (9th-12th grades) that provides pre-professional training in the arts including music, theatre, dance, visual art, creative writing, film & digital media, fashion design, and more. Their Summer Program offers programs for young children and families like Multi-Arts and Family Week.