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The Joy of Performance

Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s award-winning musical theatre studio offers performance and workshop classes for children ages 4 to 18. Each of our classes is ignites the joy of performance in children while exploring creativity and storytelling.

Our classes focus on ensemble, team-work and boosting self-confidence through teamwork and serious fun! We design our curriculum to challenge and excite children at all levels-- from the preschooler who wants to learn how to act out her favorite story to to the high schooler who is looking to study theatre in college.

Try out a class and witness the transformation when your child leaps on to the stage and beyond!




Jump to section:   Pre-K    K-1st    2nd-5th    5th-8th    Acting    Singing    Dancing    World Premiere


Performance-Based Classes

Little Performers (Grades K - 1)
Little Performers will rehearse and perform a fun and silly play based our favorite stories! Your little one will sing, dance, and develop a character in a script that is perfectly designed for their age range. This program is designed to introduce young students to theatre in a fun, supportive, and exciting way-no pressure and stress, everyone plays and everyone participates. Your young actor will learn how to use their voice to tell a story, create characters with their bodies, ignite their imaginations and work together as a team to put on a show!

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

Young Performers (Grades 2 - 5)

Step on the stage!

Young Performers will bring to life a full musical...starting with a fun and easy audition process, into rehearsal and then on to show day! The young performers will experience the joy and magic of working together as a team in costume to sing and dance their way through a great story. Our young actors will learn the importance of ensemble, beginning acting, singing and dance technique and play theatre games which ignite creativity and imagination while teaching the focus required to put on a musical.

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

Next Stage Performers (Grades 5 - 8)

Are you ready to take it to the Next Step?

In Next Stage Performers our older students will hone their craft by learning more advanced acting, singing, and dancing technique while rehearsing a terrific musical! Ensemble and team work will be the focus as our Next Stage Performers learn more complex production numbers. If your student is new to theatre, our skilled Teaching Artists will work to make sure that every child feels welcome and learns the skills to put on a show. Being a part of a production will help children build self-confidence, creativity, and personal responsibility.

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


Performance Technique Classes


Singing 1

Develop your singing skills and vocal confidence! Students will learn how to read music, rehearse songs, and build their repertoire, all while learning vocal versatility that will help them in auditions and on stage. Learn the skills you need to stand out!

Locations: Oakland & Berkeley

Acting 1

A “must” for any young performer! Whether it is acting out the lyrics of a song, telling a story through dance or performing a scene, every performer needs a foundation in acting. While playing hilarious improvisation games and exploring short monologues and scenes, students will learn powerful acting skills.

Locations: Oakland & Berkeley

Dancing 1

This is the dance class you’ve been looking for! Students will develop their dance skills in every genre of musical theater dance. From ballet, which is the core of all dance, to the high energy fun styles of jazz, tap and hip-hop, dancers of all levels will benefit from this class. With an emphasis on technique, coordination and confidence, you’ll leave this class ready for any production or dance audition.

Locations: Oakland


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