Immersive Experiences. Inspired Learning.

At the Playhouse, we believe everyone has a voice. Our acting classes are designed to build confidence, strengthen communication skills and develop a sense of ensemble and community. Programs for young people ages 3 to 14 focus on individual and collective skill development in a fun and supportive environment. Adult workshops offer an opportunity for audiences to enhance their experience with select productions.

Looking for a class at Kennedy Heights Montessori, Montessori Academy of Cincinnati or Blessed Sacrament School? Visit our Satellite Classes page to learn more. The classes below are held at the Playhouse. For information about adult classes, visit our adult workshops page.

*Each child acting class tuition includes a $25, non-refundable registration fee. Cancellations prior to the first day of class will be honored with a refund, minus the $25 non-refundable registration fee. Cancellations after the first class will receive a refund, minus a pro-rate for the first class and the $25 non-refundable registration fee. There will be no refunds given after the second class.

 


Upcoming Classes

Wacky, Wacky West

Saturdays, Sept. 7 – Oct. 26 | Tuition: $95*

Pre-Kindergarten | 10 to 10:30 a.m.

The Wild West wasn't just cowboys and horses. Or was it? Bring your creative ideas to town and we’ll make a wackier adventure than any cowboy could come up with. Use your imagination and improvisation skills to discover what makes the West so wacky!

Please check back soon to register.

Terrific Travels

Saturdays, Sept. 7 – Oct. 26 | Tuition: $140*

Kindergarten through second grade | 10:40 to 11:25 a.m.

Adventure is out there! From bustling urban cities to national parks to the sandy beach shore, our creative road trip will be one for the books. Create characters, build stories and work together to make it a truly terrific trip!

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Epically Tall Tales

Saturdays, Sept. 7 – Oct. 26 | Tuition: $155*

Third through fifth grades | 11:35 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Bring America's greatest legends to life! Explore folk tales and learn all about historical figures and modern tastemakers. Use improvisation and ensemble techniques to dive into the worlds of these cherished stories.

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Epically Tall Tales

Saturdays, Sept. 7 – Oct. 26 | Tuition: $155*

Sixth through eighth grades | 9 to 9:55 a.m.

Bring America's greatest legends to life! Explore folk tales and learn all about historical figures and modern tastemakers. Use improvisation and ensemble techniques to dive into the worlds of these cherished stories.

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Our Philosophy

Pre-Kindergarten
Our 30-minute classes for children ages 3 and 4 focus on social and artistic development through improvisation, theatre games and a visual art component. We teach students how to band together as an ensemble and use their voices, bodies and imaginations to create complex tales and characters. Stories will be shared with families on the final day of class.

Kindergarten Through Second Grade
Our 45-minute classes for young performers in kindergarten through second grade focus on social and artistic development through creative dramatics, improvisation and theatre games. We teach students how to band together as an ensemble and use their voices, bodies and imaginations to create complex tales and characters. Stories will be shared with families on the final day of class.

Third Through Eighth Grades
Our 55-minute classes for young performers in third through eighth grades focus on developing the craft and technique of acting, as well as specialty subjects including voice, movement, improvisation, stage combat and makeup through fun exploration and ensemble building. We value process over product as young actors develop their skills and confidence. Class work will be shared with families on the final day of class.