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Classes and Workshops

Students – children and adults alike – come through our doors with their own reasons for attending an acting class. Some want to enhance their acting training and technique, some want to gain confidence in their skills, some want to meet people with similar interests, some just want to try something new.

No matter the reason, students of all ages and experience levels are welcome at QCT. Here they will find classes taught by trained theatre professionals, as well as a safe space to explore and deepen their understanding of the performing arts.

Upcoming Classes

Fall 2016

Grades K-2


Adventures in Neverland

Wednesdays: Oct. 26-Nov. 16 | 4 Sessions
4:15-5:15 PM
Instructor: Brandon Thomsen

Discover the performer within as we imagine the magical island of Neverland. Using inspiration from all of our favorite adaptations of the Peter Pan story, we’ll develop our actor tools—and even get a special behind-the-scenes look at QCT’s upcoming production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER.

Free bussing in collaboration with the Quincy Family YMCA available from Berrian and Washington Schools. Parents/guardians will need to pick up students from the QCT facility.

Tuition $35

Grades 3-5


Welcome to Hogwarts

Wednesdays: Oct. 26-Nov. 16 | 4 Sessions
4:15-5:15 PM
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Leap onto Platform 9 ¾ for Quincy’s newest magical acting class. Together, we’ll use the characters and spells from the magical world of Harry Potter to learn new acting techniques and hone our skills.

Free bussing in collaboration with the Quincy Family YMCA available from Berrian, Washington, and Baldwin Schools. Parents/guardians will need to pick up students from the QCT facility.

Tuition $35

Grades 6-8


Acting Objectives

Thursdays: Oct. 27-Nov. 17 | 4 Sessions
5:30-6:30 PM
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Dedicated young performers will elevate their technique in this acting study. Paying special attention to the clues offered by our scripts, we will examine and analyze our characters’ backgrounds, objectives, and obstacles to create a true portrayal.

Tuition $35

Grades 9-12


Studio Class

Nov. 16, 17, 30, & Dec. 1 | 4 Drop-In Sessions
8-9 PM
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Designed as a “drop-in” course, high school students will have the opportunity to practice their audition material and receive valuable feedback before their next major audition—whether it be for college, a school production, or the next QCT show.

Tuition $9/Session or FREE with one hour of volunteering

Adults (Ages 18+)


Performing Shakespeare

Thursdays: Oct. 27-Nov. 17 | 4 Sessions
6:45-7:45 PM
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

This course is designed to get you out of your reading nook and onto your feet! Each adult will perform their own Shakespearean monologue by the end of the course. Appropriate for both beginners and long-time fans of the Bard!

Tuition $35

Interested high school students may apply with permission from the instructor.


Have a question that our FAQ doesn’t answer?

Head of Education Kelsey Celek is happy to help! Reach her at 217-222-3209 ext. 108 or