Summer Session cancelled...Fall Session To Be Announced!

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.

Staged Reading Workshop for Teens (Ages 13-16) | #447

Rehearse and perform a staged reading!

This staged reading production workshop is designed for the beginning/intermediate youth actor who is ready to move from classroom monologues and scene work to a performance of a staged reading before an audience. A staged reading is a performance where you have your script in hand, minimal blocking, costumes, and lighting. You will rehearse a selected play thoroughly, starting with table work where you will learn about the author and structure of the play, moving on to character development and blocking. Essentially you receive the experience of what it is like to act in a play!

Instructor: Caitlin Strom-Martin
Rehearsal Hall, 10 student maximum
Tuition: $275 (includes materials)

Musical Theatre Songsters (Ages 7-13) | #448

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.

Instructor: Eileen Nagle, Choreography: Rachel Wynne
Rehearsal Hall, 20 student maximum
Tuition: $240 (includes materials)

A Midsummer Night's Dream Workshop | #446 (Ages 8-15)

“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:

  • Learn about the life and times of the Bard of Avon!
  • Play as you get onto your feet and into the words for this interactive, fun exploration of Shakespeare’s enchanting fairy tale!
  • Discover why Shakespeare wrote the way he did and why should we care?
  • Create masks to reflect Shakespeare characters.
  • Explore different ways of adapting and staging this classic.
  • Perform an adapted version of this play for friends and family  

​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.

Download the application here. Completed applications should be sent to 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.