Trinity Rep’s Young Actors Studio provides in-depth education for students interested in all aspects of theater! 

General acting classes 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. 

Financial Aid: Please fill out the Young Actors Studio Financial Aid Application BEFORE registering for a class. Once your application is processed,  you will be sent a promo code to register. Please allow 5 – 7 business days. 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.  

Please Note: All students must submit a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold a spot in the class. Email education@trinityrep.com if this is cost prohibitive for your family, and for all other 

Please read the Cancellation Policy and our most recent COVID-19 safety policy 

All Levels Acting Studio Classes

Trinity Rep offers 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, and/or improvisation. 

Spring 2024 Courses

Classes are held in-person at one of our studios. The spring session meets eight times.  

Grades K – 1
March 5 – April 30, 2024
Tuesdays, 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Led by Emma Becker
$150
This course is full. Click here to join the waitlist.

Grades 2 – 4
March 5 – April 30, 2024
Tuesdays, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Led by Emma Becker
$150
This course is full. Click here to join the waitlist.

Grades 5 – 7
March 7 – May 2, 2024
Thursdays, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Led by Emma Becker
$150
This course is full. Click here to join the waitlist.

Grades 5 – 8
March 7 – May 2, 2024
Thursdays, 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Led by Emma Becker
$150
Register Here

Year-Round Advanced Courses

Year-round advanced courses meet throughout the school year. Each class has 24 meetings total ranging from September 2023 to May 2024.  Each participant will also receive a free ticket to a designated evening performance of each Trinity Rep mainstage show.  Financial aid is available and payments can be made in installments.

Important Note: To enroll in an advanced course, permission from the course instructor is required. Students must have a prior history with Trinity Rep classes or summer programs. Email education@trinityrep.com with inquiries.

Youth Company
Grades 10 – 12
Begins October 2, 2023
Mondays, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm 
Led by Daniel Begin
$100 – $600 (sliding scale)

Trinity Rep has long committed to hosting a resident company of actors, and strengthening the bond between performers and the community. The Youth Company allows high school-aged actors to experience that special connection. Students will partake in a mix of acting classes, job training, networking with professionals, and performance opportunities at the theater. This is a great opportunity for young actors ready to explore Trinity Rep’s guiding principles of company, community, and education! 

Applications for the Youth Company are now closed.

The Theater Explosion!
Grades 8 – 9
Begins September 27, 2023 
Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm 
Led by Jordan Butterfield
$550

In this explosive course, young artists get a full look into the world of theater. They’ll study topics ranging from playwriting, acting methods, musical theater, improv, audition, techniques, scene study, and more! This course also has a special emphasis on contemporary works by BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and female playwrights.  

Email education@trinityrep.com for permission to register. Upon acceptance, students will receive a class registration link via email.  

Junior Ensemble
Grades 5 – 7
Begins October 2, 2023 
Mondays, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm 
Led by Emma Becker
$550

The Junior Ensemble builds foundational performance skills in exciting ways! Students will learn how improv addresses the fundamentals of acting. They will then carry those skills into a one-act play.  The Junior Ensemble members will also create short monologues in response to the one-act play, bringing their own perspectives to the work.  

Email education@trinityrep.com for permission to register. Upon acceptance, students will receive a class registration link via email.  

Specialty Courses

Young Critics Corner
Grades 8 – 12
Begins May 1, 2024
Wednesdays, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm 
Led by Linda Sutherland
$100
Register Here

What is the role of a theater critic? Workshop sessions will explore this question, and introduce young journalists to professional theater, while instructing them how to observe, analyze, construct, write, and refine a theater critique. Students will have the opportunity to attend a rehearsal, a technical rehearsal, and a performance of a selected Trinity Rep production as a means to recognize the contributions of the playwright, director, actors, designers, and technical crew. With the focus on strengthening their analytical thinking and writing skills, students will begin to develop their writers’ voices and perspectives, understand the importance of criticism, and compose critical responses as knowledgeable “next generation” theater critics.

This year’s class will focus on Trinity Rep’s production of La Cage Aux Folles, culminating in their own reviews of the show.