Educational Programs

Tow Hall Arts Educational Programs - Learning for life through arts education.

The Actors’ Playground is our in-house theater education program where we offer daytime, after-school, and evening classes for everyone ages four and up! These classes are designed to be welcoming to first-time students and more challenging for experienced actors. We offer performance classes that conclude with a production on the THAC Main Stage, which includes our original performance class for actors with special needs: The Mark Stahlman Memorial Theater and Movement Class. THAC also offers private coaching on Acting, Auditioning, Singing, Dance, Combat, Improv, and many other topics.

For a list of our current Actors’ Playground offerings and availability, please click here.


Actors’ Workshops are designed to build more educational foundations for young performers and really focus on those specific skills that help round out every young actor.

Workshop classes are much more specialized and focused on individual disciplines of theatre arts. We offer regular classes that consist of things like: Monologue Preparation, Scene Study, Performing the Song, Audition workshops, Vocal Coaching, Choral Performance. Many different dance classes from beginner through advanced, incorporating all different styles.


Arts on the Move is our outreach program that offers field trips to THAC, as well as traveling shows and workshops that we can bring to your location! These field trips, workshops, and productions are tailored to the needs of your school and your schedule. THAC offers participation plays and seminars on a variety of topics including Auditioning, Improvisation, Playwriting, Stage Combat, and Shakespeare (both for performance and literary analysis). Field trips to THAC include a talk-back with a theater professional and a backstage tour of our facility. We offer an artist-in-residence program where one of our teaching artists will come to your classroom multiple days for anything from teaching a problematic topic, choreographing a dance or fight for your school’s production, or even directing a whole show!


Private Coaching Sessions

We are proud to offer private lessons for all aspects of performance. Just let us know what you are looking for and we will connect you with an industry professional who can focus a lesson one-on-one, in-person or online. We cover audition prep for shows, college admissions, Thescon prep, as well as vocal, dance and monologue work. Email our Education Manager directly and you will be set up with the best instructors for your schedule. Email Robert Michael Sanders.

Workshops

We provide Workshops on special skills and instruction on specific topics—at Town Hall Arts Center or at your location. Available based on specifics of workshop requested.

Online Classes

We offer regular online education classes for the 8-11, and 12+ age groups. Contact Robert Michael Sanders, Education Manager for more information. Email rsanders@townhallartscenter.org.