Immersive Experiences. Inspired Learning.

At the Playhouse, we believe everyone has a voice. Our acting classes are designed to build confidence, strengthen communication skills and develop a sense of ensemble and community. Programs for young people ages 3 to 14 focus on individual and collective skill development in a fun and supportive environment. Adult workshops offer an opportunity for audiences to enhance their experience with select productions.

Looking for a class at Kennedy Heights Montessori, Montessori Academy of Cincinnati or Blessed Sacrament School? Visit our Satellite Classes page to learn more. The classes below are held at the Playhouse. For information about adult classes, visit our adult workshops page.

*Each child acting class tuition includes a $25, non-refundable registration fee. Cancellations prior to the first day of class will be honored with a refund, minus the $25 non-refundable registration fee. Cancellations after the first class will receive a refund, minus a pro-rate for the first class and the $25 non-refundable registration fee. There will be no refunds given after the second class.


Upcoming Classes

Storybook Land

Saturdays, March 16 – May 11 | Tuition: $95*

Pre-kindergarten | 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Nibble, nibble! Crunch, crunch! Jump into the world of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Join us on an exciting journey of growth and change as we learn acting and improvisation skills, and meet new bug friends along the way.

There are no classes on Saturday, April 20 (Easter weekend).

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Fractured Fairy Tales

Saturdays, March 16 – May 11 | Tuition: $140*

Kindergarten through second grade | 10:40 – 11:25 a.m.

Oh, no! Our fairy tales have gotten all mixed up! How did Cinderella end up with the seven dwarves, and why did Peter Pan fly off to Narnia? Help us make sense of these jumbled tales while learning acting and improvisation skills.

There are no classes on Saturday, April 20 (Easter weekend).

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Movie Mash-up

Saturdays, March 16 – May 11 | Tuition: $155*

Third through fifth grades | 11:35 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

And… action! What happens when our favorite movie characters are all thrown into the same story? The fictional worlds of our favorite films collide into one, crazy mash-up, and it’s up to us to tell a whole new story!

There are no classes on Saturday, April 20 (Easter weekend).

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Movie Mash-up

Saturdays, March 16 – May 11 | Tuition: $155*

Sixth through eighth grades | 9 – 9:55 a.m.

And… action! What happens when our favorite movie characters are all thrown into the same story? The fictional worlds of our favorite films collide into one, crazy mash-up, and it’s up to us to tell a whole new story!

There are no classes on Saturday, April 20 (Easter weekend).

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Our Philosophy

Pre-Kindergarten
Our 30-minute classes for children ages 3 and 4 focus on social and artistic development through improvisation, theatre games and a visual art component. We teach students how to band together as an ensemble and use their voices, bodies and imaginations to create complex tales and characters. Stories will be shared with families on the final day of class.

Kindergarten Through Second Grade
Our 45-minute classes for young performers in kindergarten through second grade focus on social and artistic development through creative dramatics, improvisation and theatre games. We teach students how to band together as an ensemble and use their voices, bodies and imaginations to create complex tales and characters. Stories will be shared with families on the final day of class.

Third Through Eighth Grades
Our 55-minute classes for young performers in third through eighth grades focus on developing the craft and technique of acting, as well as specialty subjects including voice, movement, improvisation, stage combat and makeup through fun exploration and ensemble building. We value process over product as young actors develop their skills and confidence. Class work will be shared with families on the final day of class.