Step Into Character

Join us for drama classes at your school! Due to the construction of our new Mainstage Theatre Complex, set to open March 2023, we will be hosting After School Drama Classes at local schools for the 2022-23 season.

At 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 focus on individual and collective skill development in a fun and supportive environment. Each session of classes focuses on a particular set of theatricals skills – Acting, Movement/Voice and Improvisation – and provides a rich learning experience. The class sessions build upon one another and provide a well-rounded foundation.

After School Drama Classes are currently available for students at these partner schools:

Please note that school-based classes are only available for students currently enrolled in those schools. If you are interested in having Playhouse After School Drama Classes come to your school, please contact Julia Gomez, Education Associate, at Julia.Gomez@cincyplay.com.

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.


 

NorthAvond

Animal Rescuers

Tuesdays, Jan. 17 - March 7

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
After school at North Avondale Montessori School*
Pre-K through Kindergarten
$95**

Meow! Woof! Oink! The animals are in trouble, and they need your help! Explore what it means to be a vet, firefighter, shelter worker, and more as we use our imaginations to explore movement and collaboration, all while creating characters and making new friends.

Classes will take place on: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7

 

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*This class is only open to the students of North Avondale Montessori School.
**Price includes a $25-nonrefundable registration fee

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NorthAvond

Arctic Explorers

Wednesdays, Jan. 18 - March 8

2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
After school at North Avondale Montessori School*
First through third grade
$140**

Seals, penguins, and bears, oh my! Travel to the Arctic, where we will use our imaginations to discover a world of ice and wonder. In this movement-based class, we will create characters and adventures all while developing social skills and acting techniques.

Classes will take place on: 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

 

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*This class is only open to the students of North Avondale Montessori School.
**Price includes a $25-nonrefundable registration fee

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CharlesWSp

Arctic Explorers

Fridays, Jan. 20 - March 10

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
After school at Charles W. Springmyer Elementary School*
First through third grade
$140**

Seals, penguins, and bears, oh my! Travel to the Arctic, where we will use our imaginations to discover a world of ice and wonder. In this movement-based class, we will create characters and adventures all while developing social skills and acting techniques.

Classes will take place on: 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10

 

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*This class is only open to the students of Charles W. Springmyer Elementary School.
**Price includes a $25-nonrefundable registration fee

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AyerElemen

Arctic Explorers

Tuesdays, Jan. 10 - Feb. 14

4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
After school at Ayer Elementary School*
K through second grade
$105**

Seals, penguins, and bears, oh my! Travel to the Arctic, where we will use our imaginations to discover a world of ice and wonder. In this movement-based class, we will create characters and adventures all while developing social skills and acting techniques.

Classes will take place on: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14
This is a six-week class.

 

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*This class is only open to the students of Ayer Elementary School.
**Price includes a $25-nonrefundable registration fee

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AyerElemen

Ingenious Inventors

Fridays, Jan. 13 - Feb. 24

4:00 - 4:55 p.m.
After school at Ayer Elementary School*
Third through sixth grade
$120**

What revolutionary ideas are up your sleeve? In this movement-based class, we will explore different inventors and their radical ideas to create a performance all our own. When science and imagination meet, the impossible becomes possible.

Classes will take place on: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24
This is a six-week class. There will be no class on Feb. 17.

 

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*This class is only open to the students of Ayer Elementary School.
**Price includes a $25-nonrefundable registration fee

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Montessori

Arctic Explorers

Mondays, Jan. 23 - March 20

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
After school at Montessori Academy of Cincinnati*
First through third grade
$140**

Seals, penguins, and bears, oh my! Travel to the Arctic, where we will use our imaginations to discover a world of ice and wonder. In this movement-based class, we will create characters and adventures all while developing social skills and acting techniques.

Classes will take place on: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20
This is an 8-week class. There will be no class on Feb. 20 for President's Day.

 

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*This class is only open to the students of Montessori Academy of Cincinnati.
**Price includes a $25-nonrefundable registration fee

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Montessori

Ingenious Inventors

Tuesdays, Jan. 24 - March 14

3:00 - 3:55 p.m.
After school at Montessori Academy of Cincinnati*
Fourth through fifth grade
$155**

What revolutionary ideas are up your sleeve? In this movement-based class, we will explore different inventors and their radical ideas to create a performance all our own. When science and imagination meet, the impossible becomes possible.

Classes will take place on: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14

 

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*This class is only open to the students of Montessori Academy of Cincinnati.
**Price includes a $25-nonrefundable registration fee

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HydeParkSc

Arctic Explorers

Tuesdays, Jan. 17 - March 7

2:15 - 3:00 PM
After school at Hyde Park School*
First through third grade
$140**

Seals, penguins, and bears, oh my! Travel to the Arctic, where we will use our imaginations to discover a world of ice and wonder. In this movement-based class, we will create characters and adventures all while developing social skills and acting techniques.

Classes will take place on: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7

 

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*This class is only open to the students of Hyde Park School.
**Price includes a $25-nonrefundable registration fee

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NorthAvond

Ingenious Inventors

Thursdays, Jan. 19 - March 9

2:15 - 3:10 p.m.
After school at North Avondale Montessori School*
Fourth through sixth grade
$155**

What revolutionary ideas are up your sleeve? In this movement-based class, we will explore different inventors and their radical ideas to create a performance all our own. When science and imagination meet, the impossible becomes possible.

Classes will take place on: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9

 

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*This class is only open to the students of North Avondale Montessori School.
**Price includes a $25-nonrefundable registration fee

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HydeParkSc

Ingenious Inventors

Tuesdays, Jan. 17 - March 7

3:15 - 4:10 PM
After school at Hyde Park School*
Fourth through sixth grade
$155**

What revolutionary ideas are up your sleeve? In this movement-based class, we will explore different inventors and their radical ideas to create a performance all our own. When science and imagination meet, the impossible becomes possible.

Classes will take place on: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7

 

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*This class is only open to the students of Hyde Park School.
**Price includes a $25-nonrefundable registration fee

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SandsMonte

Arctic Explorers

Wednesdays, Jan. 25 - March 15

3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
After school at Sands Montessori School*
First through third grade
$150**

Seals, penguins, and bears, oh my! Travel to the Arctic, where we will use our imaginations to discover a world of ice and wonder. In this movement-based class, we will create characters and adventures all while developing social skills and acting techniques.

Classes will take place on: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15

 

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*This class is only open to the students of Sands Montessori School.
**Price includes a $25-nonrefundable registration fee

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SandsMonte

Ingenious Inventors

Fridays, Feb. 3 - March 24

3:45 - 4:55 p.m.
After school at Sands Montessori School*
Fourth through sixth grade
$165**

What revolutionary ideas are up your sleeve? In this movement-based class, we will explore different inventors and their radical ideas to create a performance all our own. When science and imagination meet, the impossible becomes possible.

Classes will take place on: 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24

 

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*This class is only open to the students of Sands Montessori School.
**Price includes a $25-nonrefundable registration fee

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HEALTH & SAFETY

Health & Safety Comes First!

Please review our COVID- 19 Health & Safety Protocols.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Early Childhood

Our 30-minute classes for young children focus on social and artistic development through imagination, theatre games and a visual art component. We teach students how to work as an ensemble and use their voices, bodies and imaginations to create tell stories and go on imaginary adventures.

Lower Elementary

Our 45-minute classes for young performers 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.

Upper Elementary

Our 55-minute classes for young performers focus on developing the craft and technique of acting and specialty subjects that can include voice, movement, improvisation, stage combat and make-up through fun exploration and ensemble building. We value process over product as young actors develop skills and confidence.

Middle School

Our 90-minute classes for young performers developing the craft of performance technique including acting, rehearsal, script analysis, blocking and character development. Our musical theatre performance workshops include instruction in dance and singing. The learning goals for this program emphasize understanding the process of developing a character, putting scenes together and working as an ensemble.