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Young Actors Studio

Trinity Rep’s Young Actors Studio provides in-depth programming for students interested in all aspects of theater. General acting classes taught by our education staff take place over fall, winter and spring trimesters and focus on different acting techniques, playwriting, improvisation, and scene study. Year-round advanced classes are taught by members of our education staff, resident acting company and artistic staff.  In the summer, we offer classes for students entering 1st grade through graduated seniors in our exceptional Young Actors Summer Institute.

Classes for 2016-2017 are fully enrolled. Check back in July for fall classes!

Deposits are non-refundable.


Trinity Rep offers eight-week acting classes for students in grades K-12 at all experience levels. These courses are process-based, focusing on acting techniques through the lens of scene study, playwriting, collaborative creation or improvisation and are taught by our education staff. Each class culminates with an informal sharing for friends and family in our education classroom. Please Note: All students must submit a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold a spot in the class.

Shakespeare in the Stacks: A Midsummer Night's Dream
February 2 – June 1, 2017
Grades 3–6, Thursdays 4 -5:30pm, $250
Trinity Rep and the Providence Athenaeum invite students to participate in a 45-minute version of a Shakspeare classic...this year, it's A Midsummer Night's Dream! Directed by teaching artists from Trinity Rep’s staff, students learn to bring Shakespeare’s words to life before starring in public performances staged in the Athenaeum’s library stacks. Previous shows include Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet,Twelfth Night, and Macbeth.

Young Actors Studio Spring Session (8 weekly acting classes)
• Grades K-1: Tuesdays, 4–5pm, March 28 – May 23, 2017, $150
• Grades 2-3: Tuesdays, 5:15–6:15pm, March 28 – May 23, 2017, $150
• Grades 4-6: Thursdays, 4–5:30pm, March 30 – May 25, 2017, $225
• Grades 5-7: Saturdays, 1–2pm, April 1 – May 27, 2017, $150
• Grades 8-12: Saturdays, 2:30–4pm, April 1 – May 27, 2017, $225


Classes meet throughout the year and are taught by members of our education department and resident acting company. Students receive complimentary tickets to Trinity Rep productions. Financial aid is available and payments can be made in installments. Permission from the instructor required. Email education@trinityrep.com with inquiries. Students must have a prior history with Trinity Rep classes or summer programs. We are fully enrolled for the 2016-2017 season. Check back in July for next year's registration.


The Young Actors Summer Institute (YASI) is the only summer theater program in New England for students to train at a Tony Award-winning theater with the best professional instructors from around the region. Budding theater artists learn from Trinity Rep's nationally renowned acting ensemble, resident artists, Brown/Trinity Rep MFA graduate students and local working artists. Customize your experience by choosing electives from playwriting, musical theater, and improvisation, to YouTube video making, Shakespeare and more! This month long program brings the fun, friends and energy of summer camp, while students take their skills to the next level with our exceptional curricula. YASI is a supportive, competition free zone that culminates in two public performances on the Trinity Rep stage. Click here for more information on YASI.

Financial Aid: Please fill out the YASI Financial Aid Application and upload the essay in order to be considered for financial assistance for the Trinity Repertory Company Young Actors Studio. Financial aid is need-based only and applicants must fill out the attached form and complete an essay to be considered. Payment plans are also available. Email education@trinityrep.com with all inquiries.

Looking for drama programs near you?

We also have extensive in-school and after-school residencies and show-related workshops at locations near you and we teach theater classes for children and adults with disabilities through our TRAIN program. Email education@trinityrep.com for more information.