Education at BTE

BTE Theatre School brings children together to create, invent, laugh, and inspire.

BTE Theatre School helps families and educators in north east Pennsylvania give their children an opportunity to explore theatre arts in a nurturing, creative and inspiring environment through affordable year-round workshops, classes, and summer camps for ages 3 to 100!

For more information on scheduling classes or programs, or attending our camps or workshops, please contact BTE Education Director Amy Rene Byrne by email at or phone at (570) 784-5530

Super Singing Sundays      High School Theatre Workshop Day      Summer Theatre School      EITC     

Super Singing Sundays 2016- Audition Prep

(Online registration for Theatre School Programming is new to BTE, and we are still working out the bugs. If you have trouble registering, please visit our trouble-shooting page or contact Amy Rene Byrne at or (570) 784-5530.)

Super Singing Sundays: Audition Prep
Taught by: Richie Cannaday and Amy Rene Byrne
September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23
1:00pm-3:30pm at the Mitrani Rehearsal Space
Cost: $80 tuition

Nail your Spring Musical Auditions!
Learn how to make a lasting impression and tell a story through song from two professional actors.

NEW: Smaller Class Size
MORE: Individualized Attention
Students will learn one solo song and two group songs.

Students will gain valuable training on how to:

  • master their solo musical audition
  •  work on group musical numbers
  • tell a story through song
  • and so much more!

Class will culminate in a sharing event on October 23rd at 2:30pm

Contact Education Director Amy Rene Byrne by email at or (570) 784-5530 for more information or register online here. (You will have to enter your email address.)

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We are thrilled to open registration for our best High School Theatre Workshop Day yet. We hope you will join us for a day full of theatrical fun on October 12, 2016. For anyone new to HSTWD, this is a day when high schoolers from all over the area converge on BTE and participate in their choice of three different workshops taught by highly qualified theatre practitioners. It is a great way for them to expand their theatre education and meet other theatre students! 

This year, based on previous years' feedback, we are pleased to offer the following awesome features:

 More Musical Theatre and Dance offerings
 New acting workshops
 Technical Theatre Workshops
 Plenty of Stage Combat, Comedy Improv, and Special Effects Makeup workshops
 A special event at lunch
 An exclusive sneak-peak into our January Project Discovery show, Gunpowder Joe
 Same affordable price

We are only able to accept 120 students this year, and it will be on a first come, first serve basis. Don’t wait to register!

For more information on registering your students (or if you are a student who wants to take information to your teacher) please contact Amy Rene Byrne at or (570) 784-5530.

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Summer Theatre School 2017

More information coming soon!

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is now eligible for donations through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC).

BTE’s name has been added to the list of educational improvement organizations to which businesses may make contributions and be considered for Educational Improvement Tax Credits from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Fiscal Year 2016-2017 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017). Donors through this program will support BTE’s educational programs, Theatre in the Classroom, Page-to-Stage, High School Theatre Workshop Days, and High School Education and Production Internships.

The EITC program allows businesses authorized to do business in Pennsylvania and subject to certain taxes such as the corporate net income tax to receive state tax credits. Those credits are equal to 75 percent of the business’s contribution up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year. The rate can be increased to 90 percent of the contribution, if the business agrees to provide the same amount for two consecutive tax years.

If your business is currently enrolled in this program through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, please consider a donation to BTE in 2016-2017!

If you are not enrolled and are interested in more information about participating in the program, visit The deadline for new businesses is July 1.

Please contact Cindy Schultz at or (570) 784-5530 for more information about the EITC program.

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