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!

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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!


Unarmed Hand-to-Hand Combat

January 28 2:00-4:00 PM

Learn to (safely) throw some punches, kick, slap, and more at our Unarmed Hand-to-Hand Stage Combat workshop January 28 2-4PM. Admission is $20. This workshop is for ages 13+.

Acting 101 – Ages 14+

February 4 2:00-4:00 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. Admission is $20. This workshop is for ages 14 and up.

Audition Workshop

February 11 4:00-6:00 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! Audition workshops are not a substitute for show auditions and have no impact on casting for any performance. This workshop is free!

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.

Creative Dramatics


Ages 5-7

Mondays 5:30-6:30 PM

Classes begin March 6

Dramatics 1


Ages 8-10

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 PM

Classes begin March 7

Dramatics 2


Ages 11-13

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 PM

Classes begin March 8

Dramatics 3


Ages 14+

No classes currently

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