Children & Youth Classes

At PVTC, we believe that theatre does remarkable things for each individual. We are committed to helping every student realize their full creative potential. We celebrate diversity and offer classes to all students without exception. To that end, we have three levels of acting classes for children and youth, as well as classes in musical theatre, technical theatre, writing classes, and sometimes even adult workshops!

Fall 2020: Outside the Box

After six months of living in a virtual world, we have become accustomed to what’s possible inside the confines of our screens. But how can we stretch the digital boundaries we’ve been given in 2020? Whether you are 3 or 83, as long as you can log onto a Zoom call, we have something for you. Join us for a slate of creative classes that challenges the student to think outside the box and keep us moving and imagining!

Complete List of Fall Classes

Grades
Name
Day
Time
Length
Start Date
End Date
Teaching Artist
Ages 3-5
Little Stars
2nd Sunday of the month
1-1:45pm
1 per month
Jan. 10th
Mar. 14th
Noëlle
Grades 1st-3rd
Outdoor Drama
Tuesday
3:30-4:25pm
7 weeks
Noëlle Gibbs
Grades 4th-5th
Creating Characters
Wednesday
3:30-4:30pm
7 weeks
Hilary Stevens
Grades 2nd-3rd
Lights Up! A Virtual Play
Tuesdays
3:15-4:15 pm
10 weeks
Jan. 12th
Mar. 23rd
Hilary
Grades 4th-5th
The Kingdom with No Rules
Tuesday
3:30-4:25pm
7 weeks
Jess Bennett
Grades 4th-5th
Center Screen: Theatrical Styles
Tuesdays
3:15-4:15 pm
10 weeks
Jan. 12th
Mar. 23rd
Elizabeth
Grades 3-5
Scenes & Songs from Popular Musicals
Tuesdays
3:00-4:00 pm
10 weeks
9/15
11/17
Hilary
Grades 6th-8th
Page to Voice: Using Your Voice to Bring a Story To Life
Wednesdays
3:30-4:30 pm
10 weeks
Jan. 13th
Mar. 24th
Fred
Grades 4-5
Actor’s Workshop
Tuesdays
4:15-5:15 pm
10 weeks
9/15
11/17
Elizabeth
Grades 6th-8th
6ft Scenes
Tuesday
4:30-5:25pm
7 weeks
Jess Bennett
Grades 9th-12th
High School Performance Troupe
Tuesday
5:30-6:45pm
7 weeks
Noëlle Gibbs & Jess Bennett
Grades 5th-8th
Spotlight On: Character
Wednesdays
5:00-6:00 pm (new time)
10 weeks
Jan. 13th
Mar. 24th
Hilary
Grades 5th-8th
Spotlight On: Character
Wednesdays
5:00-6:00 pm (new time)
10 weeks
Jan. 13th
Mar. 24th
Hilary
Grades 6-8
Improv
Tuesday
3:00-4:00 pm
10 weeks
9/15
11/17
Elizabeth
Grades 6th-8th
Spotlight On: Theatrical Styles
Tuesdays
4:30-5:30 pm
10 weeks
Jan. 12th
Mar. 23rd
Elizabeth
Grades 6-8
A Virtual Production
Tuesdays
4:15-5:30 pm
10 weeks
9/15
11/17
Jess
Grades 4th-8th
Spotlight On: Musical Theatre
Wednesdays
3:30-5:00 pm
10 weeks
Jan. 13th
Mar. 24th
Jess
Grades 9th-12th
Virtual High School Performance Troupe
Tuesdays
5:00-6:45 pm
10 weeks
Jan. 12th
Mar. 23rd
Noëlle + Various
Grades 6-8
Virtual Production
Friday
10:00-11:00 am
14 weeks
9/11
11/18
Elizabeth
Grades 6th-8th
Outdoor Scenic Painting Workshop
May 24th, 26th, & 28th
4:00-6:00pm
3 days
Fred Eiras
Grades 6-12
Musical Theatre Marionettes
Wednesdays
5:00-6:00 pm
6 weeks
10/7
11/11
Fred
Grades 9th-12th
High School: Virtual Too Much Light
Tuesdays
5-6:30 pm
10 weeks
9/15
11/17
Noëlle
Ages 18+
Acting with Zoom: Yes, and…
Wednesdays
7:00-9:00 pm
6 weeks
9/30
11/4
Luisa
Refund Policies 

1) TUITION: For our four-week, three-week, and two-week long camps, you have the option of processing your camp tuition in full, or by installments. Final payments are due at the start of the camp session. A first payment of $250 is required at the time of registration. For classes payment is due at the time of registration. Students who have not paid by the first class will not be admitted into the classroom. Tuition can be processed by credit card, check, or cash.

2) REFUNDS:

Camp - $100 of our month-long, three-week, and two-week camp tuition is non-refundable. $25 is non refundable for our week long camps. There are no refunds after the time of auditions for our four-week, three-week, and two-week camps and after the first day of camp for our one-week camps. 

Classes - $25 is non-refundable for our classes. There are no refunds after the first day of class.

3) LATE REGISTRATION: If you would like to register after the first day of a class, you may do so up until the second class meeting. After the second class meeting, we may not be able add additional students as the script has already been developed, casting has taken place, etc. We do not pro-rate classes that are added late.

4) TRIAL CLASS: We understand that some of our younger artists may be hesitant about trying a theatre class. If you have a young student and wish to test a class, please feel free to call the theatre office at (650) 530-2428 to make arrangements for a trial class before formally registering online.

​5) SCHOLARSHIPS: PVTC offers a limited amount of need-based scholarships for our after school classes and camps. Families can apply for a scholarship HERE. Questions? Please email ​info@pvtc-ca.org​ for more information.