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. Our education staff teaches these courses.  

Financial Aid  

Please fill out the Financial Aid Application before registering for a class.

Once your application is processed, you will receive a discount code to use at registration. Allow 10 business days for processing. 

If you register for a class without your discount code, we will need to cancel your original registration and will not be able to refund credit card fees. You will then need to re-register for the class using your discount code to receive your financial aid. 

Financial aid is need-based only. To be considered, applicants must fill out the form and complete a personal statement. Families may also enroll in a payment plan. Email with all inquiries.  

Please Note: All students must submit a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold a spot in the program. Email if this is cost-prohibitive for your family.  

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. Each class ends in a small, informal sharing of student work for family and friends.  

Fall and spring session classes focus on original play creation with specific activities and themes catered to each age group.  

Winter session classes dive into a theater topic based on students’ interests and class size. Topics may include (but are not limited to) improvisation, scene study, monologues, puppetry, or dance. 

Fall 2024

Grades K-1 
Thursdays, 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm  
September 26 – November 21, 2024 (eight weeks: no class October 31) 
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Grades 2-4 
Thursdays, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 
September 26 – November 21, 2024 (eight weeks: no class October 31) 
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Grades 5-7 
Tuesdays, 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm  
September 24 – November 12, 2024 (eight weeks) 
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Grades 8-12 
Tuesdays, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 
September 24 – November 12, 2024 (eight weeks) 
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Winter and spring sessions go on sale later this year!

Specialty Classes

Young Critics Corner
Grades 8-12
Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
May 1 – June 5, 2025 (six sessions)
Led by Linda Sutherland
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Become a next-generation theater critic by developing the skills to communicate an informed, balanced, and personal response to a live production at Trinity Rep! 

Young Critics will: 

  • Construct and refine a theatre critique to share on different social media platforms such as Instagram, YouTube, or TikTok 
  • Observe the creative process by attending rehearsals and a performance of the selected production 
  • Develop their writers’ voice with confidence, understand the importance of objective criticism 
  • Recognize the collaborative contributions of the playwright, director, actors, designers, and technical crew 

This season’s workshop sessions will focus on Trinity Rep’s production of Blues for an Alabama Sky. Each student will receive one ticket to the production.  

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 with inquiries.

Youth Company

Grades 10 – 12
Begins September 30, 2024
Led by Daniel Begin
$200 – $800 (sliding scale)

Trinity Rep has long committed to hosting a resident company of actors, strengthening the bond between performers and the community. The Youth Company allows high school-aged actors to experience that same special connection. 

In the fall, students will take advanced workshops with industry professionals, expanding their craft, and forming new connections. Students will read and discuss four plays selected by teachers. 

As an ensemble, students will choose one of the four plays to produce as a full production. The fall semester will culminate in auditions for roles and interviews for off-stage positions (directing, stage management, etc.) in the ensemble-selected play.  

Students will rehearse the selected play as an ensemble throughout the winter and spring, culminating in a public performance on Monday May 19, 2025, at 7:00 pm. 

Click here to apply for the Youth Company!

Application Deadline: Sunday August 11 at 11:59 pm. We will review applications on a rolling basis. Please note that this program accepts a maximum of 12 students.  

Youth Company will meet after school for two hours on Mondays in the fall. 

Youth Company rehearsal for the ensemble show will meet for three hours on Mondays in the winter and spring. There will be additional rehearsals on Wednesday afternoons, starting on April 30 to prepare for the show.  

Please see the class schedule below: 

Fall Workshop Schedule: 

Class Dates: September 30, October 7, October 21, October 28, November 4, November 18, November 25, December 2, December 9, December 16 

Audition Date: December 16 

Spring Rehearsal Schedule: 

Monday Rehearsals: February 3, February 10, February 24, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31, April 7, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12  

Wednesday Rehearsals: April 30, May 7, and May 14 

Dress Rehearsal: Monday May 19 at 4:00 pm 

Show time: Monday, May 19 at 7:00 pm 

The Theater Explosion!

Grades 8 – 9 
Fall Session: Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm  
Winter/Spring Session: Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm  
September 25, 2024 – May 7, 2025 
Led by Jordan Butterfield 

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 for permission to register. Upon acceptance, students will receive a class registration link via email.

Junior Ensemble

Grades 5 – 7 
Mondays, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm  
September 23, 2024 – May 12, 2025 
Led by Emma Becker 

The Junior Ensemble builds foundational performance skills in exciting ways! Over the course of the year, students will expand their knowledge in a variety of areas of theater, working toward the creation of their own original one-act play. This course is also designed to allow students the opportunity to explore areas of performance and technical theater that are of interest to the class. This class meets for 25 weeks over the year and concludes with a sharing of the students’ original play in the spring.    

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