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

Summer School      Financial Aid      High School Theatre Workshop Day       EITC  

Theatre School 2018

Welcome to BTE's Theatre School 2018. Classes are listed below in chronological order. Any questions or concerns can be sent to Education Director Amy Rene Byrne at or by calling her at 570-784-5530.  Be on the lookout for our ongoing weekly classes spring, fall, and winter as well as our summer school!

*Please note that refunds will be issued less a PayPal processing fee.  Please give a minimum of a week's notice prior to cancelation.

BTE's Theatre School is located inside the Columbia Mall, across from Bloom Bounce and next to Dunham's Sports.

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Theatre School


This summer, theatre's (h)cool!

Classes range primarily from ages 3-18, but adult play readings and a Hamilton appreciation night are also available for ages 18+.

For a complete listing of classes, click here

**Acting with Intensity is currently SOLD OUT!**

For information on financial aid, click here

Classes take place in June, July, and August

Class highlights include Pinocchio Playcrafter Camp, Stage Combat, Makeup special effects and Blood & Gore, and adult play readings!

**Students MUST register online because of class limits.  If you are unable to register online, please contact Amy at  

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Financial Aid  

Financial Aid available!  

Are you interested in BTE camps or classes, but money is an issue?  Thanks to donations, we have a small amount of financial aid available for qualified families.  Please complete the financial aid form and we will review your information. 

*Attention Berwick Area School District!*
BTE Theatre School Beyond Cajun
Memorial Scholarship
is available for students from the Berwick School District.  Click here for more details.


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Date:  Wednesday, October 3rd

When you get to the payment page, if you do not have to have a PayPal account to proceed, there's a button on the bottom that says "Pay with Credit/Debit Card"

If the school pays for the event please ask Amy for a coupon code

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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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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