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: Costume Construction

When: Wednesday, May 25 6:00-8:00 PM

Costume Construction will introduce you to the staples of hand stitching and the basics of using a sewing machine. The workshop will also touch on using patterns, measuring, cutting, and more. Costume Construction is a great workshop for anyone interested in sewing for stage.

Admission is $20. This workshop is for ages 13+.

Camille Gray teaches Costume Construction.

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: Unarmed Hand-to-Hand Stage Combat

When: Wednesday, May 11 6:00-8:00 PM

Learn to (safely) throw some punches, kick, slap, and more at our Unarmed Hand-to-Hand Stage Combat workshop May 11 6:00-8:00PM.

Admission is $20. This workshop is for ages 13+.

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: Acting 101 Workshop

When: Wednesday, May 11 6:00-8:00 PM

Acting 101 will teach the true basics of theatre – terminology, characterization, voice for the stage, memorization techniques, reading scenes, and more.

This workshop is for actors starting their theatre career, and actors with a few shows under their belt who want to refine what they’ve learned in rehearsals.

This workshop is for ages 5-14.

Camille Gray teaches Acting 101 May 18 6:00-8:00 PM.

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: $5 per child, $8 for two siblings, and families max at $10!

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!