School of Theatre Arts

The Catherine DeCaterina School of Theatre Arts creates experiences through learning where artists of all ages discover empathy, connection, and enrichment.

Build theatre skills through classes and workshops with educators from around the Tri-Cities region. Learn theatre basics, acting, design, dance, and more!

Workshops

The Catherina DeCaterina School of Theatre Arts offers regular workshops on Wednesdays 6-8pm & Saturdays 2-4pm. Watch our calendar for upcoming workshops.

Workshop topics include:

  • Auditions (with our regular directors)
  • Musical Theatre Dance
  • Costume design
  • Set design
  • Lighting/sound design
  • Understanding scripts
  • Directing
  • Stage management
  • Singing in groups
  • Dialects
  • and more!

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Halloween Costume & Prop Workshop

Saturday, October 8 2:00-4:00 PM

Halloween Costume Q&A: come with ideas that need help coming to life and questions on how-to. We’ll have costuming experts on hand to kick start your costume into high gear! Feel free to bring what you are working on for crafting time and to get ideas on how to make this Halloween costume your best yet!

This workshop is taught by award-winning cosplayer, Rebecca Ryan. It will be held at Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street, Bristol, TN.

The Halloween Costume & Prop Workshop is by donation. You can add a donation in the checkout or bring a donation in-person to the workshop.

PLAYtime in the ARTspace

Theatre Bristol is pleased to announce a new program for our 0-5 year old audiences and their caregivers! PLAYtime in the ARTspace will begin Saturday, April 23, running weekly on Saturdays 9:00 AM-10:00 AM. Meet other parents/caregivers while your children enjoy live performances of songs, skits, rhymes, puppet shows, and more! We are thrilled to partner with Bristol Bagel & Bakery to make your Saturday mornings entertaining and delicious! Admission at the door.

Creative Dramatics

5-7 year olds can spark a love for being onstage in Creative Dramatics. Topics include theatre games, improv, practicing being something you’re not, audition practice, and more.

Dramatics 1

Ages 8-10 will enjoy Dramatics 1 consisting of theatre games and improv, as well as working to build a foundation for acting and audition practice.

Dramatics 2

11-13 year olds will learn about characterization, start to dig into acting technique, and practice auditioning. They’ll still have fun with our favorite games such as Hitchhiker and Actor’s Worst Nightmare!

Dramatics 3

Dramatics 3 is for actors ages 14 and up. Dramatics 3 prepares and equips mature actors for the performing experiences they want to have. Dramatics 3 includes terminology, understanding scripts, characterization, vocal techniques, stage movement, memorization tools, audition preparation, and more.

Let’s create together.

Creative Dramatics

$160

Ages 5-7

Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 PM

Start date September 27

Dramatics 1

$160

Ages 8-10

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 PM

Start date September 7

Dramatics 2

$160

Ages 11-13

Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 PM

Start date September 7

Dramatics 3

$160

Ages 14+

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