Teen Programs (13 – 17 year-olds)

Our Teen Programs 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.

Winter 2020 Session

Improv and Circus Theater II (Ages 9-14)

Jan 6–Mar 9, Mon 4:45–6 pm (10 wks)

This class is a continuation of Circus and Improv.  For those who have not done level 1 but feel ready for level 2, you are welcome, though some experience with improv and juggling is recommended. In this class, we will be working with 3 ball juggling and other juggling tools, balance poses and acro-balance as well as improv theater games and exercises. Our final class will be a little taste of everything we have learned! Please wear stretchy, comfortable clothing. Shorts or pants necessary as we will be working inversions (head/handstands). Come play and learn some cool new skills you can take into any situation and wow your friends and family! Last class with be a ‘shareformace’ presentation for family and friends.

Class #454, Instructor: Alexandra Moore
Rehearsal Hall, 12 student maximum
Tuition: $145

Teen Improv

Jan 9–Mar 12, Thur 4-5:30 pm (10 Wks)

Teens are in a unique position when it comes to learning improv; you’re more familiar with playing pretend and participating in imaginary scenarios than most adults. That’s why it’s the perfect time to hone your abilities and harness your creative potential. Improvisation is a form of theatre storytelling where the entire story is being crafted at the very moment it’s being performed. Through guided sessions of fun improv games and scenes, you’ll have a chance to learn the fundamentals of telling a collaborative story such as: listening, saying “yes, and...”, not overthinking, not worrying about what others think of you, supporting your scene partners, and rolling with the punches. These skills come in very handy both in stage/film productions, public speaking, and life in general. That’s right: life lessons included free with purchase! So take a chance and go out on a limb with us!

Class #455, Instructor: Matlock Zumsteg
Rehearsal Hall, 20 students maximum
Tuition: $275

Apprentice Company Musical

Space Pirates (Ages 8-15)

Jan 7–Mar 15, Tues and Wed 4–6 pm (10 Wks) 

This class is designed for the beginning to intermediate student with an interest in exploring and developing musical theatre and acting skills. In this class, you will work with a professional choreographer, explore character development, learn staging fundamentals, gain and develop vocal basics in rhythm and volume. You will also be involved in the design and creation of the costumes, props and set pieces of the fun upbeat musical–Space Pirates!  

Space Pirates tells the story of Gabby, a kid who gets picked on during a school trip to the museum. Everything quickly changes when an alien space ship accidentally beams Gabby and her classmates up to outer space. Things go from bad to worse when the alien space ship is suddenly attacked by space pirates! It’s only after this whirlwind space adventure that Gabby becomes comfortable in her own skin, and her classmates appreciate her for who she is.

Class #457, Instructor: Eileen Nagle M Ed., Choreography: Rachel Wynne
Rehearsal Hall, 20 student maximum
Tuition: $495 (Includes materials)

  • Auditions will take place the first week
  • Tech Week: March 10-12th
  • Final Performances:  March 14 and March 15, 6:30 pm (tickets are $20 dollars)


Juliet Noonan
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.

Download the application here. Completed applications should be sent to education@6thstreetplayhouse.com or to the address below:

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.