Access Theatre Now!

Registration Closed

Ages 10 – Adult

Raleigh Little Theatre

Specialty

$70


This is a nurturing class for young people with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Support staff are welcome to attend. What happens in a theatre class? Here’s your chance to find out. Have fun as you explore new ways to express yourself, gain confidence, improve social and communication skills and make friends. And take a well-earned bow on the last day of class, as you and fellow classmates share part of your final class with family. In a supportive environment, you will participate in theatre games that help you discover your creativity and then bring stories to life! No previous experience necessary.

Access Theatre: Stories Alive!

Registration Closed

Ages 6 – 11

Apex


This is a nurturing class for young people with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Support staff is welcome to attend. Have fun, make friends and learn basic acting skills as you bring favorite stories to life through drama. Theatre games and exercises help you to explore new ways to express yourself, gain confidence and improve social and communication skills. Raleigh Little Theatre instructs.

Act ‘n Sing

Registration Closed

Ages 9 – 12

Apex


Do you like to act? Do you love to sing? Do you think dancing is fun? Then this class is for you! Students will learn the techniques needed to bring the mini-musical The Princess and the Pea to life! Classes will focus on projection, working in an ensemble and character study. No experience necessary. Raleigh Little Theatre and Annette Stowe instruct.

Acting 2

Registration Closed

Adults

Raleigh Little Theatre

$130


Have you taken Beginning Acting and want more before you delve into a Scene Study class? In this Acting 2 class, students will continue to explore actor tools for needed for performance. Focus will be placed on preparation so actors can be free to express themselves as a character in the moment. Using scenes and monologues, students will learn what research and groundwork actors do to successfully play a role on stage.

Acting Out

Registration Closed

Ages 10 – 11

Raleigh Little Theatre

Core

$110


Students are introduced to basic acting skills and vocal training through the development of believable characters in improvised and scripted scenes, all in an atmosphere of fun. No previous experience necessary.

Acting Studio

Registration Closed

Ages 9 – 12

Wendell

Core

$75


Students are introduced to basic acting skills and vocal training through the development of believable characters in improvised or scripted scenes. No previous experience necessary.

Acting Studio

Registration Closed

Ages 9 – 12

Wake Forest

Core


Students are introduced to basic acting skills and vocal training through the development of believable characters in improvised or scripted scenes. No previous experience necessary.

Acting Studio

Registration Closed

Ages 9 – 12

Knightdale

Core

$75


Students are introduced to basic acting skills and vocal training through the development of believable characters in improvised or scripted scenes. No previous experience necessary.

Actor’s Studio

Ages 14 – 18

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$275


In this exciting camp, students will practice their responsibility to the text and the full realization of a character’s life within a scene. Students will learn how to make bold, specific choices that enable them to better connect to their characters’ inner lives and relationships. No previous experience necessary.

Advanced Acting

Registration Closed

Adults

Raleigh Little Theatre

$130


This intensive is for students who have taken Beginning Acting or Beginning Scene Study classes or who have had some stage experience. The class will focus more deeply on character objectives, tactics, physical expression and relationships through scene study.

Apex Players

Registration Closed

Ages 11 – 14

Apex


This performance class is for the serious actor who is willing to work on character development, relationships on stage and memorization. Students will learn bold choice-making and teamwork as they are cast in a bare-bones production of an exciting script that deals with ants and grasshoppers (who are very much like folks we know) who don’t agree on anything! No experience necessary. Raleigh Little Theatre instructs.

Beginning Actor’s Studio

Adults

Raleigh Little Theatre

$130


This class is designed for adults who want to give acting a try, or who would like to revisit the basics in order to improve their technique! Students will participate in lively theatre games and exercises designed to free up the voice and body, stimulate creativity, promote self-confidence, and teach the building blocks of acting.

Center Stage

Registration Closed

Ages 12 – 13

Raleigh Little Theatre

Core

$110


Through scripted or improvised material, students will learn basic acting concepts such as objective, circumstances, articulation, projection, characterization and improvisation. No previous experience necessary.

Commedia Scene Study

Ages 14 – 18

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$275


How do you create believable characters? Why does a scene become more alive when the characters are so true to life? Discover the sheer joy and gratification that comes with knowing what your character wants, how you'll go about getting it, and actually doing it and living in the moment on stage. In a week filled with commedia dell arte, script analysis, and contemporary scene work, student actors will challenge and empower themselves to experience freedom on stage by thinking for themselves as artists, engaging their imaginations, and always moving through scenes with clear purpose. No previous experience necessary.

Creative Drama

Registration Closed

Ages 6 – 7

Raleigh Little Theatre

Core

$90


Students will explore skills needed to bring a story to life such as concentration, movement, pantomime, voice and characterization. No previous experience necessary.

Creative Drama

Registration Closed

Ages 6 – 7

Apex


Students will develop their creativity through movement, sound, improvisation and pantomime. They will learn to focus their energy as they explore skills needed to bring a story to life such as concentration, voice, dialogue and characterization. No experience necessary. Raleigh Little Theatre instructs.

Creative Players

Ages 6 – 8

Apex

Summer Camp


Let’s put on a play! Using scripted material based on the fun story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, young actors will learn the skills needed to bring a story to life on stage. Please bring a healthy snack and a water bottle. There will be a Presentation for family and friends on Friday at 11:45am. No previous experience necessary.

Creative Players

Registration Closed

Ages 6 – 8

Wake Forest

Core


Students will create exciting scenes and stories with believable characters as they explore fun story settings such as the jungle, the school, outer space, the dusty attic and even under the bed.

Creative Players

Ages 7 – 9

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$170


There’s more to being in a play than just wearing a costume on a stage under hot lights. Actors need to rehearse. They learn lines. They practice using their bodies and voices to become characters. Using scripted material, young actors will learn skills needed to bring a story to life. No previous experience necessary.

Creative Storytellers!

Ages 6 – 8

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$280


In this fun-filled camp students will create stories and act them out all in one week! Using theatre games, exercises and movement, students will create original theatre stories. Then, after turning those stories into scripts, they will learn acting skills needed to bring a story to life for the stage. No previous experience necessary.

Devised Theatre!

Ages 10 – 14

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$220


In this exciting new camp, participants will create original, theatrical works inspired by their own experiences, using found objects, art and music. Utilizing improvisation to explore characters and scenarios, each member of the class will contribute to the creation of a new work. No previous experience necessary.

From the Page to the Stage

Ages 11 – 14

Apex

Summer Camp


Students will free their imaginations as they explore a variety of ways to bring the “page” to the “stage.” Improvisation and theatre games will be used to help students construct several unique scripts focusing on the “Nate the Great” detective series. Please bring a healthy snack and a water bottle. There will be a Presentation for family and friends on Friday at 11:30am. No previous experience necessary.

From the Page to the Stage!

Ages 12 – 13

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$280


Students will explore movement, music, improvisation, theatre games and creative writing as they create and perform a one of a kind script. No previous experience necessary.

Fundamentals of Acting

Adults

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Intensive

$125


This class is for anyone looking to dip their toes into the art of acting. This class will introduce the fundamentals of performance. With no script to memorize and no audience watching, this class allows participants the freedom to explore building a character through fun exercises and games!

Fundamentals of Directing

Adults

Raleigh Little Theatre

$170


This class is for any theatre artist who has ever wondered what it is like to sit on the "other side of the table." In this class, taught by Artistic Director, Patrick Torres, participants will learn how a director prepares for and executes a scene from text analysis to performance. The class will cover text analysis, building a successful ground plan, how to create dynamic blocking and composition, and successful communication with actors. Space for this class is limited.

Imagination Station

Ages 7 – 9

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$280


There are different ways to tell a story but it all begins at the same place—the Imagination Station. All Aboard!!! The first stop in the mornings is Once Upon A Dance. Students will explore dance and movement as a source for story ideas and expression. Then it’s on to Once Upon A Book in the afternoon, where students will create their own storybook complete with illustrations. No previous experience necessary.

Imaginative Improv!

Ages 11 – 14

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$210


Knowing how to play, be spontaneous, and trust one’s instincts are valuable skills every acting student must develop. In this exciting improvisation camp, students will learn how to work on their feet, developing characters and stage presence by making confident and committed choices. Discover the joy of group teamwork and play. No previous experience necessary.

Improv Games!

Adults

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Intensive

$125


Need more creativity, spontaneity, laughter and fun in your life? Want to improve your one-on-one interactions by sharpening your listening skills? Then it’s time to get out of your head and join this basic improv class! Come prepared to laugh as we tackle improv games and learn to work as a team. No experience necessary. All you need is an open mind.

Intermediate Classical/Contemporary Musical Theatre Dance

Adults

Raleigh Little Theatre

$130


This class is for the confident mover that is ready to dive-in to musical theatre choreography! The first 3 weeks of the course will focus on classical musical theatre choreography, and the final 3 weeks will focus on contemporary musical theatre choreography. Each class will feature a warm-up, across the floor progressions, and a combination. The class will be high energy, and, most importantly, a whole lot of FUN!

Keep ’em Laughing!

Ages 12 – 13

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$280


Students will explore ways to keep the audience laughing whether it’s through witty banter or as simple as slipping on a banana peel. In the mornings students will explore the world of physical comedy using improvisation. In the afternoons students will learn to create characters and tell stories that are dynamic, funny and totally believable through the use of scripted scenes and original material created by the class. Students should wear comfortable clothing allowing for movement and closed-toe shoes. No previous experience necessary.

Kids on Stage

Ages 10 – 14

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$430


Dear Edwina Jr. Written in a “show-within-a-show” format, Dear Edwina Jr. is the perfect “girl power” musical for a new generation. Dear Edwina Jr. follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver-extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple, as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly "Advice-a-Palooza.” Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends through clever, catchy and poignant songs. A bare-bones performance will take place for invited friends and family on the last day of camp at 4 pm. No previous experience necessary..

Kids on Stage!

Ages 11 – 14

Cary Academy

Summer Camp

$780


Step into the lights and onto the stage as you create and produce a performance of "Dear Edwina JR!" Sing and dance to clever, catchy and poignant songs as you follow the adventures of plucky advice-giver-extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple. Working with a director, musical director and choreographer, you will create believable characters that act, dance and sing in Edwina’s weekly “Advice-a-Palooza. A bare-bones performance will take place for invited friends and family on the last day of camp. Part of the Cary Academy Summer Program. For rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders. Note: This is a two week camp.

Let’s Put On a Play

Ages 9 – 11

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$280


Using fun theatre games and improvisation, students will put their heads together to create an original script. Upon completion they will then learn what it takes to perform it for an audience! No previous experience necessary.

Let’s Put On a Play!

Ages 9 – 12

Wake Forest

Summer Camp


Using fun theatre games and improvisation, students will put their heads together to create an original script. Upon completion they will then learn what it takes to perform it for an audience! No previous experience necessary.

Multi-Arts Camp

Ages 8 – 12

Apex

Summer Camp


Act out a story, sing a song, dance to the music and create a masterpiece all in one week! Students will be placed into small groups according to age and attend daily workshops in acting, singing, dance and art. Please bring lunch and a water bottle. There will be a Presentation for family and friends on Friday at 12:45pm. No previous experience necessary.

Musical Memories

Registration Closed

Adults

Apex


Do you like to act? Do you love to sing? Then this class is for you! Stroll down memory lane as you learn to sing a medley of your favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein hits. Then, working as a group, write your own modern retelling of the stories. The session will culminate in a presentation for family and friends. No previous experience necessary. Performance will be held on March 16 at 10:00am.

Perfecting Your Pitch

Adults

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Intensive

$125


This class is designed to apply theatrical training to the work of making the strongest impact when seconds count. Skills learned in this class - communication, active listening, creative and critical thinking, and speaking with intention - will have a direct impact on the participants’ ability to put their best selves forward. This is a class for all business professionals who have to make pitches and presentations to large or small groups as a part of their work.

Performance Skills

Registration Closed

Ages 14 – 18

Raleigh Little Theatre

Core


Through scripted or improvised material, students pursue a more intensive study of the craft of acting. Each session is designed to target the development of a particular skill. No previous experience necessary.

Play On

Registration Closed

Ages 8 – 10

Apex


Free your imagination and discover yourself on stage! Through scripted scenes, students will explore character development, character relationships, memorization skills and rehearsal techniques. No experience necessary. Raleigh Little Theatre instructs.

Play On!

Registration Closed

Ages 8 – 9

Raleigh Little Theatre

Core

$95


Students will continue to explore story dramatization but with more emphasis on group work and improvisation. No previous experience necessary.

Playtime

Registration Closed

Ages 4 – 5

Raleigh Little Theatre

Core

$90


Students will explore and express their own individual creativity in an atmosphere which also promotes the importance of teamwork in bringing a story to life. No previous experience necessary.

Playtime

Ages 4 – 6

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$165


There’s no telling what kind of theatre magic might happen when young, great pretenders meet in this exciting summer camp! Through the use of drama, art and movement, students will explore fun possibilities, gain confidence and develop a sense of creative teamwork. No previous experience necessary.

Playwriting 101

Ages 11 – 14

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$280


This camp is for the writer in all of us! Participants will practice the fundamental principles of dramatic writing: creating characters, dramatizing conflict and finding one's own voice and vision on stage. Students will work individually and in a group to create a written script that will then be directed by students and performed. This class is perfect for anyone who is interested in creative writing, the art of theatre, or who loves to tell stories. No previous experience necessary.

Poetry, Songs and Stage!

Ages 11 – 14

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$170


Adapting a text for performance is a unique process. Students will be lead through a technical approach to the written materials – re-imagining, altering, emphasizing and/or eliminating aspects – to create a successful staged performance. No previous experience necessary.

Readers Theatre

Registration Closed

Adults

Raleigh Little Theatre

$80


Have you ever seen a play and thought, “I could do that!”? Well then this class is for you! Readers Theatre is a style of theatre in which actors do not memorize their lines and use vocal expression to help the audience understand the story rather than sets, costumes, intricate blocking or movement. Learn what it is like to be onstage by participating in a variety of theatre activities used to build confidence and boost creativity. The session will culminate in a Readers Theatre presentation for friends and family.

Readers Theatre

Registration Closed

Adults

Apex


Have you ever seen a play and thought, “I could do that!”? Well then this class is for you! Readers Theatre is a style of theatre in which actors do not memorize their lines and use vocal expression to help the audience understand the story rather than sets, costumes, intricate blocking or movement. Learn what it is like to be onstage by participating in a variety of theatre activities used to build confidence and boost creativity. The session will culminate in a Readers Theatre presentation for friends and family. No previous experience necessary. Performance will be held on March 24 at 10:00am.

RLT Players To Go!

Registration Closed

Ages 10 – 13

Raleigh Little Theatre

Performance

$225


Places please! It’s show time! In this performance class students will continue to develop their acting skills as they rehearse a show to be performed for families at area libraries. Being part of a trouping ensemble is fun and a great way to grow as an actor.

Sing It Out

Ages 9 – 13

Apex

Summer Camp


"Singing and Acting and Dancing, oh my!" Students will learn the skills needed to bring the mini-musical – At the Bandstand! – to life on the stage. Please bring lunch and a water bottle. There will be a Presentation for family and friends on Friday at 12:45pm. No previous experience necessary.

Sing It Out!

Ages 9 – 12

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$240


Do you like to act? Do you love to sing? Then this camp is for you! Students will learn the skills needed to bring a mini-musical to life on the stage. No previous experience necessary.

Songs For The Stage

Registration Closed

Ages 10 – 13

Raleigh Little Theatre

Specialty

$120


Do you like to act? Do you love to sing? Then this class is for you! Students will learn the skills needed to bring a mini-musical to life on the stage. Classes will focus on projection, working in an ensemble and character study. No previous experience necessary.

Stage Door

Ages 9 – 12

Wake Forest

Summer Camp

$270


The actor enters the theatre through the stage door but there are quite a few more steps to the stage. In this supportive camp, you can have fun, build confidence and make friends as you learn basic acting and rehearsal skills. In the morning, using scripted scenes, students will explore character development, blocking and vocal projection. In the afternoon, they will participate in improvisation exercises designed to promote group problem solving and encourage spontaneity, both valuable tools in rehearsal and great life skills as well. No previous experience necessary.

Stage Door

Ages 9 – 12

Wendell

Summer Camp

$180


The actor enters the theatre through the stage door but there are quite a few more steps to the stage. In this exciting camp, you can have fun, build confidence and make friends as you learn basic acting and rehearsal skills. In the morning, using scripted scenes, students will explore character development, blocking and vocal projection. In the afternoon, they will participate in improvisation exercises designed to promote group problem solving and encourage spontaneity, both valuable tools in rehearsal and great life skills as well. No previous experience necessary.

Stage Door

Ages 9 – 12

Raleigh Little Theatre

Spring Break Camp

$265


Take the actor’s entrance to the theatre and learn basic skills every actor needs for the stage. In the morning students will discover the fun world of improvisation, a valuable tool in rehearsals and a great life skill. In the afternoons they will work on developing believable characters in scripted scenes. No previous experience necessary.

Stories for the Stage

Ages 6 – 8

Wake Forest

Summer Camp

$270


In this fun filled camp you will make up stories and act out stories all in one week! In the morning, students will use playful games, exercises and movement to create original theatre stories. In the afternoon, using scripted material, they will learn acting skills needed to bring a story to life. No previous experience necessary.

Stories for the Stage

Ages 6 – 8

Wendell

Summer Camp

$175


In this fun filled camp you will make up stories and act out stories all in one week! In the morning, students will use playful games, exercises and movement to create original theatre stories. In the afternoon, using scripted material, they will learn acting skills needed to bring a story to life for the stage. No previous experience necessary.

Teens Backstage

Ages 13 – 18

Raleigh Little Theatre

Conservatory

$455


Teens Backstage is an opportunity to learn from industry professionals both in a classroom and through a hands-on environment. Students will go through the process of what it takes from start to finish to put on a full scale production of Public Works' The Tempest. Some specific areas covered are Safe Shop Practices and Tool Usage, Scenic Design and Construction, Lighting, Basic Costuming, Basic Rigging, Basic Sound and Beginning Scenic Painting.

Teens on Stage

Ages 13 – 18

Raleigh Little Theatre

Conservatory

$665


This intensive six week theatre program culminates in six performances of Public Works' The Tempest, an exciting new adaptation of William Shakespeare's play adaptation, music and lyrics by Todd Almond and Originally Conceived and Directed by Lear DeBessonet. TOS students attend conservatory classes which include: acting, voice, improvisation, and training in how to analyze and perform Shakespeare's text, as well as rehearse for the production.

The Art of Theatre

Adults

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Intensive

$75


Have you ever wondered how a production makes it from planning to performance? Are you curious to understand the different roles to play in putting on a play? In this class, led by a different RLT staff member each night, participants will learn how the theatre builds a production from selection to opening night! Tuition includes a ticket to opening night of "The Tempest"!

The Fightin’ Words of Shakespeare

Adults

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Intensive

$125


From the Battle of Agincourt to the death of poor Ophelia to the deadly duel of Romeo and Tybalt, Shakespeare created some of the most well-known theatrical battles and fights. This class will dig deep into the words of Shakespeare to understand how to bring the violence of his tragedies and physical silliness of his comedies to life. Participants will also explore different fighting styles of characters that range from the hunchback Richard to the foppish Sir Andrew.

Theatre Arts Camp

Ages 6 – 12

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$285


Have fun! Make friends! Exercise your imagination as you play and learn! Act out a story, sing a song, dance to the music, become a mime and create a masterpiece all in one week! Each day begins with a large group activity of theatre games. Then smaller groups will attend daily workshops in acting, singing, art and dance. Students will be placed into smaller groups according to age. Just bring your lunch, two snacks, your imagination and a willingness to give it a try! No previous experience necessary.

Twice Upon A Story

Ages 6 – 8

Raleigh Little Theatre

Spring Break Camp

$265


The day will surely have a happy ending as students explore 2 exciting forms of storytelling as authors of their own book in the morning and as actors in the afternoon learning skills needed to bring scripted material to life through drama. No previous experience necessary.

What’s So Funny?

Ages 14 – 18

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$275


Laughing out loud in theatre has been around since actors first stepped on stage. This camp will have students trying comedy throughout the ages from the Greek comedies to Commedia dell’arte to Shakespeare to today. Students will play with current comedy through short form improvisation and will learn on their feet by practicing laugh-out-loud short form structures. Experience comedy now and then and discover why humor has always been an essential ingredient in the human experience. No previous experience necessary.

Young Playwrights!

Ages 6 – 8

Raleigh Little Theatre

Summer Camp

$170


Students will experience the magic of creating an original show by using improvisational theater games to create and perform in their own mini-play based on a theme chosen by the class. The camp will end with a final performance of our work. No previous experience necessary.