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.
Arts & Learning Conservatory
Classes in theatre, improv, voiceover and more. Plus, theatre productions throughout the year for ages 8-18.
Broadway on Tour Youth Theater
Ebell Theater, Santa Ana
Productions for kids and teens (ages 8+). Visit their website for upcoming auditions and performances.
Buena Park Youth Theatre
Productions for kids and teens (ages 8-18). Visit their website for upcoming auditions and performances.
Creative Kids Playhouse
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).
Orange County School of the Arts / CSArts Academy
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.
Year-round acting classes for 4th-12th grades and youth theatre productions.
Musical Theatre Academy of Orange County (MTAOC)
Offers Spring Season and Fall Season classes and programs for ages 4-18, as well as summer camps.
MYART (Musical Youth Artists Repertory Theatre)
After-school programs, workshops, and summer camps for children of all levels and ages. Sessions include training in voice, acting, and dance.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Musical theater classes, Five Days of Broadway program, summer programs, and Studio D: Arts School for All Abilities
South Coast Repertory (SCR)
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.