Tuition:

Beginner Stage:  $30 per month

Intermediate Stage:  $30 per month

Advanced Stage:  $40 per month


Tuition is due the first class of every month. 

There is a $5 late fee for late payments. 

10% discount if full semester payment is received within 2 weeks of start of class.


IMPORTANT NOTE

This program operates on a budget based on the number of actors who begin each semester.  Withdrawal from the program negatively affects our ability to produce a quality program for everyone and causes an unfair extra work load for those who have to take over the lines of actors who drop out. Therefore, actors who begin the semester are expected to complete the semester. 

West End Youth Theatre

is for kids and teens, ages 7-18, who want to be on the stage!

Anyone may audition whether they have ever acted or not. 

Auditions will be for class placement only - no one is ever "cut".

During auditions, actors are evaluated and placed in one of three "stages":

  • Beginner Stage - ages 7-9.  Actors will work on developing a foundational understanding of acting for the stage.  During the course of the semester (typically 4 months), actors will work together with their director to write a script, develop their characters, incorporate basic stage movements (blocking) , and learn voice projection and memorization of lines.  This stage is all about having fun while learning the basics of theatre acting.  Semester will end with a performance of their original play.  Audition requirements:  improv games (no advance preparation needed)
  • Intermediate Stage - ages 10+, no experience or previous acting classes required.  (Ages 7-9 may audition to "move up" into this stage once they have been in the beginner stage for at least one year and have demonstrated the dedication and ability to work at a higher level.)  During the semester (typically 4 months), actors will work on monologues, scene work and improvisation.  Semester will end with a performance of monologues and short scenes.                                                                               Audition requirements:  1-2 minute monologue (optional), cold reading from a script, improvisation
  • Advanced Stage - ages 10+, experienced actors who have demonstrated they are ready for a full-length production of a scripted play. Actors will rehearse more, be responsible for more, and learn more about the total production process.  Must have completed at least one year in Beginner Stage, Intermediate Stage or equivalent classes elsewhere.  Semester will end with a full production of a published script.                                        Audition requirements:  1 - 2 minute memorized monologue, cold-reading from the script, improvisation