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!

UP NEXT: Dance Audition Workshop

When: Sunday, August 28, 2:30-4:30 PM

Dance Audition Workshop is great for anyone who wants to improve the dance portion of their auditions. The workshop will start with a warm-up and cover commonly-used dance steps, counts and rhythm, terminology, tricks to pick up steps and combinations quickly, and you’ll even learn a mock audition dance! Dress to move!

Camille Gray, choreographer for Elf the Musical, teaches the workshop.

For ages 5+.

Admission is FREE!

Please bring a negative COVID test the same day as the workshop or you may voluntarily provide proof of vaccination or a current positive antibody test.

UP NEXT: Audition Workshop

When: Thursday, September 1, 6:30-8:30 PM

Audition workshops are a great way to help new and veteran actors prepare for upcoming auditions. Learn about the step-by-step process, etiquette, tricks to improve your audition, and more! This audition workshop is taught by director Kenn Naegele for Elf the Musical.

For ages 5+.

Admission is FREE!

Please bring a negative COVID test the same day as the workshop or you may voluntarily provide proof of vaccination or a current positive antibody test.

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

Fall semester information coming soon!

Dramatics 1

$160

Ages 8-10

Fall semester information coming soon!

Dramatics 2

$160

Ages 11-13

Fall semester information coming soon!

Dramatics 3

$160

Ages 14+

Fall semester information coming soon!