Grades 6-8

PVTC’s middle school program aims to inspire a deep theatrical passion in students as they begin to find their own artistic voices. Our fall/winter introductory class provides an overview of acting styles, while our design course involves students in the production process. The intermediate and advanced year-round courses challenge committed actors and musical theatre performers to go deeper as artists and humans. Further, we offer a variety of spring workshops to allow young artists to try out new theatrical disciplines.

2019-2020 Class Schedule

FALL session the week of Sept. 9th - Monday, Nov. 18th (No class Veteran's Day)

WINTER session weeks of Jan. 13th - March 9th (No class President’s Week) *Year-round classes resume Jan. 6th

SPRING session weeks of April 13th - May 18th



Through monologue study students will explore larger than life characters that are experiencing a poignant awakening. These vivid characters will come to life as students act out their humorous, dramatic, and villainous personas while building skills in diction, projection, pitch, vocal expression, coordination, creative physical expression, posture, and overall confidence!

No class the week of Feb. 17th

Grades 3-8 | Tuition $250


Mondays 4:45pm-5:45pm


The following classes are open to students by audition or approval of instructor. They are intermediate level courses that require a true passion for theatre, discipline, and time commitment. These classes culminate in two fully staged projects during the school year. The second performance will take place the last week of March, then students can choose which of the spring workshops they would like to participate in for the final two months of class. One spring workshop is included in year-round tuition. Students are welcome to enroll in more workshops if they are interested. ENROLLMENT FOR YEAR-ROUND CLASSES is now complete. Please contact the PVTC office at if you are looking into mid-year enrollment options.


Classes begin the week of Sept. 9th

There is no class Nov. 25-29 due to Thanksgiving

There is no class Dec. 16-January 3 for the holiday break

There is no class Feb. 17-21 due to President’s Week

There is no class March 30-April 10 due to spring breaks

STAGES: Acting (6th-8th) - $855/year 

In this intermediate class, students will work closely with instructors to hone their innate skills as actors, as well as to stretch themselves to explore new acting frontiers. Through scene work, monologues, theatre games, and short scripts, students will have a chance to explore a variety of characters and topics throughout the year.

Wednesdays 4:45-6:00

Performance #1 - November 20 at 6:00pm

Performance #2 - March 11 at 5:30pm

STAGES: Dance for Musical Theatre (6th-8th) - $1050/year 

In this musical theatre class, students will work on 2-3 songs each quarter to be performed at the end of the session. Students will receive coaching as actors, singers, and dancers and will apply the musical theatre techniques they learn to creating characters & telling stories through classic musical numbers.

Thursdays 4:00-5:30 NEW TIME!

Performance #1 - Nov. 21st at 5:15 pm

Performance #2 - March 12th at 5:15pm

Performance Ensemble (6th-8th) - $1050/year 

Geared towards acting students who are self-driven and yearn for complex theatrical experiences, Performance Ensemble offers our middle school actors a chance to dive deep into a one-act script and focus on creative staging, character development, and ensemble work. Students are challenged to stretch themselves in a variety of roles and take responsibility for themselves as actors.

Tuesdays 3:45-5:15

Performance #1 date TBD

Performance #2  March 10th at 4:30pm


Spring session begins the week of April 13th and runs the week of May 18th. Spring workshops are open to all students in this age group. There is no final performance for spring workshops.

We are in the process of finalizing our spring workshop options. Please check back soon for updates!

Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory

945 Portola Road

Portola Valley, CA 94028

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