New COVID-related protocols announced.

BTE's Theatre School is BACK! Register for our amazing line up today! We have workshops available for budding performers of all school ages.

Winter Workshops - January 8th-February 12th. Interactive workshops of all kinds of kids and adults. Improv, storytelling, dance, and more!

All classes occur at our Theatre School space at the Columbia Colonnade. BTE follows CDC guidelines. Please see our COVID protocols available on this webpage.

For Younger Ages

Ensemble Member Daniel Roth teaching young students.

Ensemble Member Daniel Roth teaching young students.

Storytelling

Ages: 5-8
February 12th | 12:30-3:30pm

Join in on the magic of storytelling in this interactive, performance driven workshop.

Theatre Game Night: Family Edition

ALL Ages
February 12th | 4-6:30pm

Theatre Game night is BACK! More games, more silliness and MORE FUN for the whole family!

For Older Kids and Early Teens

Theatre school students act out a scene.

Theatre school students act out a scene.

Pre-Teen Scene Work

Ages: 9-12
January 8th | 10am-1pm

Dive deep into scene work with this workshop made to be fun, funny, and educational.

Stage Make Up

Ages: 11+
January 29th | 10am-1pm

Use blood and gore make-up techniques in this one-of-a-kind workshop!

Accents, Dialects, and Voices

Ages: 9-13
January 29th | 1:30-4:30pm

Spend the afternoon doing vocal gymnastics in order to imitate your favorite accents and voices.

Audition Prep

Ages: 8-11
February 5th | 10am-1pm

Gain confidence and learn techniques necessary to help land a role.

For Teens and Adults

A young woman takes a selfie with a gory makeup wound on her face.

The gory results of a Stage Makeup class.

Sense Memory

Ages: 13-18
January 8th | 1:30-4:30pm

Character creation through sense memory is an amazing tool to hone your acting chops!

Improv: Kids ONLY

Ages: 12+
January 15th | 1-4pm

BTE loves Improv! "Yes! And..." your child will, too, when they take this workshop!

Musical Theatre Intensive: Song

Ages: 13-18
January 22nd | 10am-1pm

Learn the fundamentals of musical theatre singing in this energy filled workshop!

Musical Theatre Intensive: Dance

Ages: 13-18
January 22nd | 1:30-4:30pm

Learn the fundamentals musical theatre dance in this energy filled workshop!

Audition Prep

Ages: 12-16
February 5th | 1:30-4:30pm

Gain confidence and learn techniques necessary to help land a role.

Improv: Adults Only!

January 15th | 6pm-9pm

Laughter and larks! Join BTE for this ADULTS ONLY improv workshop.

Why BTE's Theatre School?

Kids who learn theatre skills learn communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and confidence. They learn to use their imaginations to solve problems and make things happen. These are skills and abilities that are vital to success in school and the adult world and to a healthy, balanced life.

BTE Theatre School offers a range of classes, workshops, and camps designed to teach the fundamentals of the theater arts on an age-appropriate basis: critical reading, aesthetic analysis, creative thinking and problem solving, collaboration, theatre technology, oral interpretation, movement, and more.

Courses are led by BTE Theatre School staff and members of the Ensemble.

BTE Theatre School Staff

Abigail Leffler, Education Director

Abigail Leffler

Abigail Leffler is a Bloomsburg native. She earned her B.A. in Theatre Arts with a Performance Emphasis from Bloomsburg University. She has been no stranger to BTE. After college, she did an extensive acting internship with us. She has written and performed in many of our Theatre in the Classroom shows. For the past 8 years she has served as a Drama Instructor at the Center of Performing Arts, a Director for New Bern Civic Theatre, and as an actor and director for multiple theatre companies in North Carolina. She is so happy to be back at BTE teaching students of all ages.

More Theatre Education

Theatre In the Classroom (TIC)

The BTE Theatre in the Classroom (TIC) program presents original plays developed to meet educational goals of elementary educators.

To learn more, visit the TIC page.

Project Discovery

BTE's Project Discovery allows area students to see plays free of charge as part of their high school education.

To learn more, visit the Project Discovery page.

Virtual Theatre School

Free videos for your kids to enjoy at home, anytime.