Arts Education

Theater Education

Registration is open for the Winter/Spring Semester! View Theater At-A-Glance or Click here to view the catalog and register today.


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

We provide curriculum that presents a variety of approaches and methodologies to aiBOTW2015_Squared the beginner as well as the experienced actor in discovering their true ability. Our esteemed Youth Theater program is one of the oldest programs in the country.

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

2016 Winter/Spring Semester Information

Welcome Letter
Orientation Letter for Theater Education
TABC Information Packet
Intro to the Audition and Rehearsal Process
Audition flyer for big THE MUSICAL

Upcoming Auditions and Master Classes

Youth Theater: big The Musical Audition Info

Broadway Artists AllianceAuditions - Broadway Artists Alliance
Sunday, March 20 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m

Beck Center for the Arts is proud to partner with Broadway Artists Alliance to hold auditions for their Music Theatre Summer Intensives and an open Master Class.

Broadway Artists Alliance is the elite Musical Theatre intensive, founded with the goal of providing professional level training to talented young performers in Acting, Voice, and Dance. Every year, BAA holds auditions throughout the country searching for performers to join their audition-based Summer and Winter Intensives. In 2016, BAA is excited to announce Live Auditions in the Cleveland area, alongside Beck Center. Click here for audition details.



Broadway Connections Master Class Series: We are pleased to present a series of four Broadway Connections Master Classes presented by the Theater Alliance of Beck Center (TABC), the theater program's volunteer parent organization.

The next is Monday April 11, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:30pm focusing on Vocal Technique & University Audition Prep with a BC Teacher and current cast member of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL  Click here for details and registration information. 

Take a look at our exciting 2015-2016 Youth Theater Season

Beck Youth Theater Alum in the News:

  • Beck Theater Alum Timothy Ryan Hickernell chats with Cleveland19 News about his upcoming film and Beck Center experience!
  • Youth Theater alum Isabela Moner stars in the hit Nickelodeon series "100 Things to do Before High School"
  • Rocky River native and Beck Center Youth Theater alum Michael Chernus talks about his cable television role and Netflix series. "I learned a love of acting and craft at the Beck Center." Read full PD article here.
  • Beck Youth Theater alum, Tony Award-nominated Rory O'Malley talks about his experience at Beck Center. "I spent a lot of my time growing up at the Beck Center....I'd be in plays there, and I'd get there an hour or two early, just so I could be there, where I felt safe and where I belonged." Read full article here.

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.