Acting Classes For Kids

  • Evergreen Courses are ‘Always Online Courses’ that can be taken at any time on our website. These include webinars and multi-lesson courses to enrich students with the tools they need to succeed in the performing arts.
  • Weekly Classes are classes that meet at a regularly scheduled time each week, for a set number of weeks. These classes may be LIVE or VIRTUAL (Zoom software required. Download Zoom (Free) here.)

Theatrix Players - Weekly acting classes for kids in Coquitlam, Port Moody

Theatrix Players (LIVE) – with Makayla Leonard

Weekly Class (In-Person)

Ages 7-12

When: Fridays, 4:00 – 5:00PM
Port Coquitlam Community Centre, (PCCC) Young Room
Length: October 15 – November 19

Everyone is a star in this class as we use acting games and short scripts to help us learn about a different acting tool each week. Perfect for kids who enjoy our Lunchbox and Spotlight Theatre programs.

Cost: $79

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Theatrix Players - Online weekly acting classes for kids on Zoom

Theatrix Players (VIRTUAL) – with Stef Delisimunovic

Weekly Online Class

Ages 7-12

When: Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00PM
Length: October 18 – November 22

Everyone is a star in this class as we use acting games and short scripts to help us learn about a different acting tool each week. Perfect for kids who enjoy our Lunchbox and Spotlight Theatre programs!

Note: Some parts of this class will be recorded as a virtual showcase video for students to present their work.

Cost: $45

Software Requirements: Weekly classes via Zoom. Zoom software required to participate. Download Zoom Here (Free)

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Storytelling – with Makayla Leonard

Weekly Classes (In-Person)

Ages 5-8

When: Thursdays, 3 – 3:50PM
Port Coquitlam Community Centre, Multi-Purpose Room
Length: 6 week program

This acting class will teach kids the fundamentals of good storytelling through the use of games, improvisations, and dramatic play. Kids will learn how to convey characters through body, voice, and speech as they create scenes and mini-plays from their imagination each class. A great introduction to play-making and creating original theatre for young children.

Cost: $79

*This class is presented in partnership with the city of Port Coquitlam. Registration is not done through Theatrix but can be done through the Port Coquitlam city website here. Or use class code 59790 when calling the city to register.

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Reader’s Theatre – with Makayla Leonard

Weekly Class (In-Person)

Ages 9-12

When: Thursdays, 4:00-5:00PM
Port Coquitlam Community Centre, Multi-Purpose Room
Length: 6 week program

This acting class will introduce kids to dramatic storytelling by taking a classic story each week and bringing it to life. Kids will learn how we develop new plays for the theatre as we use creative play and improvisations to create scenes that can be performed. Each week kids will use a different story, either from classic literature, pop culture, or their imagination as inspiration.

Cost: $79

*This class is presented in partnership with the city of Port Coquitlam. Registration is not done through Theatrix but can be done through the city of Port Coquitlam’s website here. Or use class code 59791 when calling to register.

Homeschool theatre classes for kids - weekly acting drama classes for kids on Zoom

Homeschool Theatre (VIRTUAL) – with Lauren Hillman

Weekly Online Class

Ages 6-13

When: This class will be on hiatus for the fall as the instructor will be on maternity leave. Watch for it to resume in 2022.
Length: 6 week program

This is a weekday drama class for kids who are homeschooling. Weekly lessons include elements of singing, dancing, and acting and will give every student the chance to shine.

Cost: $45

Software Requirements: Weekly classes via Zoom. Zoom software required to participate. Download Zoom Here (Free)

Broadway bubble workshop - personalized drama class for kids

Broadway Bubble Workshop (LIVE at your place)

Personalized Drama Workshop

Ages: Any

When: Any weekday, at your convenience
Where: Your location of choice
Length:
One hour

This is a drama class where the entire class and content is designed specifically for you. If you’ve got a group of friends or family who’ve been in your “bubble” all summer long, and a space large enough for that group to meet, then we will come to you and teach a drama class for your bubble. The rate listed is for a one hour class for the entire group. Reduced rates are available for groups who’d like the class to recur more than once. Think of it like a drama workshop that comes to you!

Cost: $75

Please don’t put our teachers in danger. It is up to you to ensure the space is large enough for the group, is properly sanitized, and that students and adults in the room have been adhering to all health guidelines. To request a Broadway Bubble Workshop please email the registrar at register@theatrixyoutheatre.com.

Acting For Theatre online course for kids

Acting For Theatre – with Lauren Hillman

Evergreen Course – Always online, work at your own pace

This online course has been designed to give you tools, not rules. Some activities may help you more than others, and some may work for a friend, but not for you. Use the tools that work for you and walk away from the rest. Or come back to them later.

The course was designed to be like what you would experience if you were in a camp with Lauren. There are games and exercises that have been modified for you to do at home, while the videos coach you through them in real time.

While everything was designed for you to do solo there are some activities that will be more fun with a partner, so you’re encouraged to grab a family member to join in the fun!

 

COURSE CONTENT

  • Lesson One: Warm Ups for the Actor
  • Lesson Two: Stage Directions and Other Words You Need to Know
  • Lesson Three: Breathing
  • Lesson Four: Movement
  • Lesson Five: Making the Invisible Visible
  • Lesson Six: Go Big or Go Home
  • Lesson Seven: G.O.T.E.
  • Lesson Eight: Subtext
  • Lesson Nine: Character
  • Lesson Ten: Putting it Together

 

Cost: Name Your Price

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Free Practice Scenes

Use these free practice scenes to hone your acting skills and have fun!

Excerpt from 2018 ‘The Snow Queen’
2 Female Roles

Excerpt from 2019 ‘The Twisted Tale of Robin Hood’
2 Actors, any gender

Excerpt from 2019 ‘The Twisted Tale of Robin Hood’
2 Female Roles

Excerpt from 2019 ‘Narnia – The Musical’
1 Female Role, 1 Gender-Neutral Role

Excerpt from 2019 ‘The Twisted Tale of Robin Hood’
2 Gender-Neutral Roles

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Instructor – Lauren Hillman

About the instructor:

Lauren Hillman is an actor, writer, director, and all-round creative artist from Vancouver, B.C. She received her BFA in Acting from the University of Windsor in 2007 and favorite on stage roles include Puck (Midsummer Night’s Dream), Charlotte/Nurse (7 Stories), Amalia Balash (Parfumerie), and Maria (The Government Inspector).

Lauren has been working as a theatre instructor and director of youth productions for 18 years. She is a co-founder of Stage One Theatre in her hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, a graduate of the Stratford Academy summer intensive program, and has written and published her first novel, a middle-grade fantasy called Outcast.

Lauren has been a regular instructor with Theatrix’s Lunchbox Theatre, Spotlight Theatre, and spring and summer camps for ten years and now also directs the Production program. Lauren has great faith in her students’ abilities, and her greatest joy comes from seeing them improve beyond what they’d thought possible.

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