6th Street Playhouse is committed to offering a School of Drama that benefits our community through classes - for all ages and all levels of experience - that support the fundamental aspects of a healthy society which acknowledges our humanity: connection, discovery, expression, and voice.

We work to create a learning environment that honors our shared experiences and celebrates our differences, making the School of Drama a theatrical community where expression liberates, judgment dissolves, and we all grow through exploration of the human condition.

Our youth classes are designed to foster an interest in the theatre arts among young participants, whether they will become Broadway stars or future patrons. We aim to allow these little voices to sound big in our world, to deepen connections between family members and communities, and to provide tools for self expression.

Our teen classes are designed to support and foster the development of young artists. The School of Drama is a place where young people can acknowledge and understand their complicated worlds through self awareness and a deepened connection with their peers, while developing tools for confidence and problem solving.

The Apprentice Company at 6th Street Playhouse is comprised of young theatre artists, aged 10 -17, who demonstrate an exemplary level of professionalism, maturity, and desire to seriously explore the theatre arts.  This company is designed to give these students a deep, enriching, and comprehensive theatrical experience culminating in the presentation of a production, but it is so much more than that! The ten weeks of training for each of the Apprentice Company Programs includes Master Class instruction in acting, movement, song, dance, and multi-media, script analysis, voice and dialect work.

Whether participants are new to the stage or seasoned performers or playwrights, our classes for adults provide a place to explore, strengthen skills, and grow as artists and people. Our classes for seniors are designed to help transform attitudes toward aging to a new vision of continuous growth, and to honor and celebrate the sharing of rich and varied experiences of older adults.

If you have questions about classes, or would like to learn more about student preview shows, group tours of the theatre, classes for homeschoolers, upcoming shows for children, or other ways to get involved, please contact:

Lennie Dean, Education Associate
(707) 523-4185 x122 (message box only)


Lennie Dean
Education Associate

(707)523-4185 ext.122 (message box only)

6th Street Playhouse School of Drama offers limited needā€based scholarships to families for whom program tuition is a hardship. The intent is to give opportunities to youth who may not otherwise be able to afford them.

Click the title above to access the Scholarship Application. Completed applications should be sent to education@6thstreetplayhouse.com or to the address below:

Attn: Lennie Dean, Education Associate
6th Street Playhouse School of Drama
52 W 6th Street, Santa Rosa CA 95401

Questions about scholarships should be sent to Lennie Dean at education@6thstreetplayhouse.com.