Our Kids Programs 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.
Explore your wildest dreams!
At its heart, theatre is playful, giving us a chance to explore our wildest dreams and craziest fantasies. In this class, you’ll learn how to express your imagination and use your heart, body, and mind to create scenes, monologues, and more. Going with the flow, saying “yes,” and having fun are the main goals in this light-hearted course. Class time will be chock-full of energetic theatre games, and you’ll even get a chance to dabble in the circus arts, where joy is paramount. Last class will be a "shareformace" presentation for family and friends.
Instructor: Alexandra Moore
Rehearsal Hall, 10 student maximum
Tuition: $135 (includes materials)
Let's create a Play!
In this short one act play—OH, NUTS!! two squirrels (one is a hard worker, the other likes to take time to be creative) are gathering nuts for winter. The second squirrel tries a variety of ways to fill the nest faster and with tastier food. This leads to a dangerous encounter with humans at their picnic site. It takes the entire squirrel community to save day. Students will also work on crafting their own props and scenery! Final presentation for family and friends.
Instructor: Eileen Nagle
Rehearsal Hall, 12 student maximum
Tuition: $200 (includes materials)
Can’t stop singing? Love to dance? Want to be onstage?
This class is designed for the beginning to intermediate student who has an interest in exploring and developing skills for musical theatre. You will learn group songs, including some Disney “Classics.” You will also work with a choreographer. Instruction will include character development while singing, natural staging fundamentals, with vocal basics of rhythm, volume, and harmony. This is a fun class to learn musical fundamentals. The last day of class with be a "shareformace" presentation for family and friends.
“My soul is in the sky!” —William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
There’s mischief in the woods! Humans and fairies collide as they tangle themselves in fairy games, magic love potions, and mystical moonlight transformations! Four young dukes and maidens, a fairy queen and her king, and one mischievous little sprite are just a few of the characters we will meet. Students will take part in this exploration by analyzing the original text, creating character sketches, reading and analyzing sonnets, and learning about the life and times of the Bard of Avon himself, William Shakespeare. Students will work with a teaching artist to explore an abridged, kid-friendly version of a Shakespeare play, culminating in a magical performance for friends and family!
Class participants will:
Instructor: Juliet Noonan
Rehearsal Hall, 12 student maximum
Tuition: $200 (includes supplies)
Director of Education
(707) 523-4185 ext.122 (message box only)
6th Street Playhouse School of Drama offers limited need‐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.
Attn: Juliet Noonan, Director of Education
6th Street Playhouse School of Drama
52 W 6th Street, Santa Rosa CA 95401
We understand that you may find a class is not what you expected, or that life circumstances may change after you enroll. If you choose to withdraw, you may submit written notification prior to the second class. A $35 processing fee will be applied to defer costs plus prorate for classes attended. A check for the remaining balance will be sent in approximately two weeks. There will be no make-up classes or refunds for missed classes.