Education & Outreach Programs

Acting Classes for Kids and Teens

Whether you are an aspiring actor or just want to try something new, ETC students will find themselves at ease in this supportive classroom environment as they expand their comfort zone, hone their skills and explore the exciting art of acting! Classes are held in the Fall and Winter and available for kids, teens and adults. 

Adult Education

Throughout the year, ETC offers a variety classes for adults and seniors who are interested in learning more about the world of theatre.  Under the direction of professional teaching artists, you will experience a nurturing and safe environment that will invite you to stretch and challenge your creative mind and spirit. Check out our lineup of new summer classes by clicking the link below. 

Young Actors Conservatory

ETC’s Young Actors Conservatory offers summer theatre education workshops for students 5-22 under the tutelage of professional teaching artists. Students receive fun, creative, challenging and innovative training supported by a comprehensive curriculum that balances performance and technique. All programs culminate in a public showcase on stage at the state-of-the-art The New Vic theater. 

Young Playwrights Festival

The development of story-tellers for the future of the American Theater may be one of the most valuable educational programs that the ETC can offer the Santa Barbara community.  This 5 month-long program is free to all students ages 13-19. Acceptance is by application. 

Student Matinees

Many of ETC’s mainstage productions are presented at a special student matinee for teachers and their students. Educators receive in advance a study guide to assist in preparing students for the production. Performances are usually followed by a post-performance talk with the cast. Free for public school groups and financial assistance for transportation is available. 

Apprenticeships & Internships

Are you passionate about the performing arts and looking to kickstart your career in theater? Look no further than our theater internship and apprenticeship program! Our program offers a unique and immersive experience for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the theater industry. You will gain hands-on experience working alongside seasoned professionals, learn valuable skills and techniques, and build a strong network of industry contacts. Whether you are interested in acting, directing, stage management, or any other aspect of theater production, our internship and apprenticeship program will provide you with the tools and experience you need to succeed. Apply now and take the first step towards a successful career in theater!

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