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The Gift of Performance.

Bay Area Children's Theatre offers musical theatre classes for ages 4 through 14. Our award-winning programs give students an opportunity to explore their creativity while gaining skills and confidence on stage and having a blast! Please check out our About Classes page for more details.



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Performance-Based Classes
Spring Registration Now Open!

Little Performers (Grades K - 1)
Students will revel in this newly revised version of our ever popular Little Performers class! In this class, Little Performers will learn and present a unique script based on a familiar story developed by our knowledgeable theatre education staff. This program is specifically designed to introduce students to the performing arts in a fun, supportive, and exciting way. Participants will learn how actors use their voices, bodies and imaginations to create characters, how to project their individual voices, and the importance of working together as an ensemble, all while developing their very own show!

Locations: Alameda, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Livermore, Oakland, Pleasanton, Pittsburg, San Francisco, San Ramon, Sunnyvale

Young Performers (Grades 2 - 5)

Step onto the stage with fellow 2nd – 5th grade performers!

Through the process of rehearsing a musical, students will learn basic theatre skills while having fun and making new friends. In addition to their rehearsal once a week, students are expected to practice their songs and lines at home. At the end of the session, the full show will come to life on stage with colorful sets and costumes.

Locations: Alameda, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Livermore, Oakland, Pleasanton, Pittsburg, San Francisco, San Leandro, San Ramon, Sunnyvale

Next Stage Performers (Grades 5 - 8)

Step onto the next stage with fellow 5th – 8th grade performers!

Students will continue to advance their skills in acting, vocal technique and dance, through the process of rehearsing a musical. In addition to their rehearsals once a week, students are expected to practice their songs and lines at home. At the end of the session, the show will come to life on stage with colorful sets and costumes.

Locations: Alameda, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Livermore, Oakland, Pittsburg, San Ramon


Performance Technique Classes


Vocal Velocity

This workshop is perfect for kids who love to sing and want to understand and improve their singing voice! All levels welcome.

Locations: Berkeley, Oakland

Improv Explosion

Dive into the collaborative world of creating an original piece of theater from the ground up! Through basic improv skills, theatre games, story building workshops and artistic collaboration, our actors will construct their very own unique theatre experience.

Locations: Berkeley, Oakland

Broadway Dance

Dance into the spotlight in our brand new Broadway Dance Class! Your student will be introduced to the fundamentals of jazz technique and explore storytelling in the classic Broadway style. There will be a presentation of the dances learned on the last day of class. This class is open to students in grades 3-8. All skill levels welcome!

Locations: Oakland


Pre-K Classes
Fall Registration Now Open in Oakland!

Preschool Performers

Join our imaginative theatre class for the very young, and your preschooler will sing and dance, explore stories and story telling while acting them out with a professional actor and teacher, create themed artwork and costumes through craft projects, and celebrate their own story adventure on the final day of class.

Locations: Oakland, San Ramon

Bay Area Children's Theatre  |  Phone: 510-296-4433  |  info@bactheatre.org