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QCT’s education program, open to students of all ages, is dedicated to providing innovative arts education instruction, high-quality student production work, and mentorship opportunities for our community’s emerging theatre artists.

QCT’s friendly and expert staff instructors ensure the highest level of engagement and challenge for students at every skill level; whether you are a first-timer or a veteran performer, great arts education can inspire confidence, improve creative problem-solving, and exercise collaboration skills unlike any other discipline.

Classes are typically offered in the spring (February-March), summer (June-July) and fall (October-November); special sessions, workshops and/or masterclasses are programmed throughout the year on a rolling basis. No prior theatre experience is required unless specified in the class description.

Upcoming Classes

NOTE: For summer classes divided by grades, use the grade the student will be entering in the fall.

Ages 3-5

Little Theatre People

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Fridays | June 28 – July 19 | 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM
Tuition: $40

Our creative play class for our littlest actors returns this summer
with familiar faces and stories! This summer’s theme is “Mother
Goose’s Greatest Hits,” classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes!

SKILLS LEARNED

  • Characterization
  • Attention & Listening Comprehension
  • Improvisation
  • Teamwork

Grades K-2

QCT Kids Company

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Fridays | June 28 – July 19 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Tuition: $50

QCT’s popular Kids Company acting and storytelling class is
BACK! We’re “Keeping it Old School” with a mix of vintage fairy
tales and modern classics.

SKILLS LEARNED

  • Characterization
  • Attention & Listening Comprehension
  • Improvisation
  • Teamwork

Grades 3-5

Intro to Acting

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Tuesdays | June 25 – July 16 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuition: $60

Ever wanted to be in a play? Start your journey here with our
introductory Acting class for budding superstars of the stage.
Students will be introduced to acting lingo like character, objective
and tactics; they may even finally figure out which way is “stage
left!” Short, age-appropriate scenes will be performed for friends
and family on the final day.

SKILLS LEARNED

  • Acting
  • Creative Problem-Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Confidence

Grades 6-8

MIME-Craft 2: The Sequel

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Thursdays | June 27 – July 25 (no class July 4) | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuition: $60

Did you know that mimes are actually cool and not at all creepy? It’s true! Take your acting skills up a notch with this exciting course on how actors can tell hilarious, moving, even scary stories without any words. We’ll come up with our own mime skits set to music (that YOU pick!) and perform them on our final day of class.

SKILLS LEARNED

  • Acting
  • Improvisation
  • Teamwork
  • Physical Theatre

Grades 9-12

QCT X: Experimental Ensemble

Instructor: Brendan Shea
One Week Intensive | July 8 – 12 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuition: $80

Something’s cooking in the lab– and it’s EXPERIMENTAL
THEATRE (no, it’s not cake…sorry). Join the team this summer as
we explore writing and acting exercises from around the world.
We’ll then devise a one-of-a-kind theatre performance to be
performed on the final day. Who knows what the brilliant minds of
QCT teens will create?

SKILLS LEARNED

  • Acting
  • Writing
  • Teamwork
  • Physical Theatre

Ages 13+

Basic Sewing

Instructor: Jayden Dreyer
Tuesday – Thursday | July 23-25 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Tuition: $30

Have you ever said, “I wish I knew how to sew!”? Well, learn how with Costume Shop Manager Jayden Dreyer! In this class you will learn how to hand sew, basic sewing machine skills, and how to do minor alterations on clothing! All supplies will be provided and no experience necessary! 

Ages 16+

Scenic Painting

Instructor: Harrison Clarke
Mondays & Wednesdays | June 24 – July 17 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuition: $60

Learn various painting techniques that scenic designers use to bring worlds to life on stage. Assistant Technical Director Harrison Clarke leads this hands-on class. Make sure you wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy! 

Adults 18+

QCT Summer Playwriting Challenge

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Fridays | June 28 – July 19 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuition $50

Ever written a play? Ever WANTED to write a play? No? Well, do it
anyway! This weekly class for budding dramatists is geared toward completing a script for a 10-minute play in just four weeks. We’ll help you develop your skills, come up with an idea (you can bring your own!) and guide revisions through supportive critique. We’ll hold a reading of our work at the end of the semester (to be
scheduled).

SKILLS LEARNED

  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Writing
  • Dramaturgy
  • Theatre Criticism

Triple Threat Boot Camp 2024

Triple Threat Boot Camp 2024

One Week Intensive | August 5 – 10
Tuition: $200
REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 3

Triple Threat Boot Camp (TTBC) is a week-long workshop that provides intense training in the musical theatre disciplines of acting, singing, and dancing. Students entering grades 5-college are divided into age-appropriate levels and work with theatre professionals to create a Broadway-style musical revue to be performed at the end of the week.

TTBC Basic Training

TTBC Basic Training

One Week Intensive | August 5 – 10
Tuition: $150
REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 3

Basic Training is designed for students entering grades 1-4. This program provides young performers with lessons in musical theatre in preparation for an appearance in the TTBC Showcase! Triple Threat Boot Camp (TTBC) is a week-long workshop that provides introduction to the musical theatre disciplines of acting, singing, and dancing.

Adults 18+

The Emeritus Players

FREE

This group, open to 18+, is open to anyone who loves reader’s theatre and enjoys entertaining their peers. The group meets every Tuesday, 10-11 am at Calftown Coffeehouse and performs at local senior care facilities. For more information on how to get involved, please email qct@1qct.org or call the box office at (217) 222-3209.

Photo Consent Policy

I understand that by registering myself or my child for class, I grant full permission to Quincy Community Theatre to either use my or my child’s photograph, name, and/or likeness in any publication or advertising materials (printed and electronic, including, but not limited to, brochures, Facebook, www.1qct.org, etc.). I also waive all rights of privacy or compensation to which I may have in connection with the use of my or my child’s photograph, name, and/or likeness. If I do not give consent, I will submit notice in writing to the Box Office before the first class.

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