Arts Education

Theater Education

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Beck Center offers a variety of theater education opportunities for children, teens, and adults!

We provide a curriculum that presents a variety of approaches and methodologies to aid the beginner as well as the experienced actor in discovering their true ability. Our esteemed Youth Theater program is one of the longest-running programs in the country, with four fully-produced titles performed on our stages each season.

Best of the West 2016Beck Center has been named Best of the West in Theater Instruction since 2008!

Mort November Philanthropic Fund

The 2016-2017 Youth Theater season presented by the Mort and Iris November Philanthropic Fund.

Our 2016 – 2017 season brings a classic and beloved children’s story (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) , a world premiere comedy (Aargh!), a contemporary horror classic from our teen theater (Carrie the Musical) and a nostalgic celebration for children of all ages (Schoolhouse Rock Live!).

See the full Youth Theater Season or learn more about Auditioning.

Theater Education Information

Welcome Letter
Orientation Letter for Theater Education
TABC Information Packet
Intro to the Audition and Rehearsal Process
View Our Cool Cleveland Arts Education Video

Theater Alum Making News

Beck Center’s Theater Education training is as eclectic as the students who study with us. Each semester we offer a selection of “core” classes to choose from that focus on theater fundamentals – acting, dance, improvisation, and singing – along with unique electives to expand each student’s repertoire, such as Shakespeare, Mime and Clowning, Playwriting, Script Analysis, to name a few.

Private Coaching

Private Coaching is available for ages 10 to adult. These sessions are intended for the serious theater student to enhance skills and prepare material for auditions and/or college applications. To schedule an appointment, call Jonathan Kronenberger, associate director of Theater Education at 216.521.2540 x27.