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Story Drama

At the Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn

Designed for ages 3 ½ - 5 years

Each 6 week session will explore a different set of books inspired by the selected theme. Each Monday's program takes place from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.


For more information call or email Rai Anne Larkins at ralarkins@virginiarep.org or 804-783-1688 ext 1140


Mon 2/27/17 Story Drama Session 4
Mon 4/17/17 Story Drama Session 5



Musical Theatre Dance Technique Class

6 week sessions for 5th - 8th graders

The Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn (on the theatre stage)
Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.


Wed 3/1/17 MT Dance Session 2: Mar-Apr
Wed 4/19/17 MT Dance Session 3: Apr-May



Adult Training Course

Living on Stage: An organic approach to the art and craft of acting

Taught by Rusty Wilson
Eight Tuesdays
Begins March 7, 2017

This class introduces students of all levels to an organic, step-by-step approach to the art and craft of acting. Through a structured sequence of stage tasks, stories, improvisations, and monologues, students will explore and pursue the art of presence on stage. This class is an introduction to a particular process of work. For those interested, the process will continue with further class offerings throughout the year.

Tue 3/7/17 Living on Stage



"Let's Put on a Show!" Musical Theatre Performance for Homeschoolers

Beginning March 15, 2017 for ages 5 - 18

The Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn
12 week sessions: Wednesday afternoons
March 15 - May 24
Final performance on May 31


We take it to the stage with homeschool students as the stars! Spend 12 weeks in rehearsals learning the music, choreography and all of your lines in preparation for the final performance for family and friends on the stage of Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre.

Wed 3/15/17 MT Performance Juniors (5-11)
Wed 3/15/17 MT Performance Seniors (12-18)



Spring Break Day Camp

For Current Kindergarten through 5th Graders

Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn
April 10 - 14, 2017

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (extended day options available)

Each day will be filled with creative drama, music and dance in addition to a mix of theatre related arts and crafts inspired by our production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. On the last day campers will perform selections from the show for family and friends on the Children's Theatre stage!

Mon 4/10/17 Spring Break Camp 2017



Stage Explorers Camp

For Rising 1st - 6th Graders

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
at Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre

Each day includes drama, music, dance and a production craft taught by Virginia Rep's theatre professionals and educators. The Stage Explorer campers are divided into three groups by grade level (or age) for the majority of their activities, but come together in rehearsals for the showcase-style performance at 4:00 on the final Friday afternoon. Stage Explorers is a fun and engaging camp for both the novice and experienced young performer.

June 19 - June 30, 2017

Two Week Session


August 28 - September 1, 2017

One Week Session

*Extended day options available

Mon 6/19/17 Stage Explorers June - 2 Weeks
Mon 8/28/17 Stage Explorers Aug. - 1 Week



Young Performers Institute

July 10 - 21, 2017

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
At Virginia Rep Center downtown

For rising 7th - 10th graders

Young Performers Institute participants receive professional instruction and coaching in a wide variety of intensive acting classes as well as seminars on special topics. YPI takes place at the Virginia Rep Center in downtown Richmond, allowing greater access to the professional facilities.

Mon 7/10/17 Young Performer Institute 2017



Musical Theatre Skills Intensive - Masterclass Series

For rising 3rd - 8th graders

Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
at Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn

These one week intensives are designed for the aspiring performer interested in sharpening all three of their musical theatre skills - acting, voice, and dance. Parents will be invited for a short demonstration on the last day of each week for a peek into what the participants have been practicing. Each week in the series is a self contained experience with different Master Instructors and new material. Sign up for one week, a couple weeks, or all four!

Intensive Week #1: July 10 - July 14, 2017
Intensive Week #2: July 17 - July 21, 2017
Intensive Week #3: July 24 - July 28, 2017
Intensive Week #4: July 31 - Aug 4, 2017

Mon 7/10/17 Music Theatre Skills Int. #1
Mon 7/17/17 Music Theatre Skills Int. #2
Mon 7/24/17 Music Theatre Skills Int. #3
Mon 7/31/17 Music Theatre Skills Int. #4



Dramatic Adventures Camp

For 3 to 5 year olds

The ideal first theatre camp for your preschool aged child. Through creative drama the campers learn how to use their Performers Tools: bodies, voices, and imaginations to tell stories. Each morning includes story drama, music & movement and a craft. The campers will have the opportunity to share what they learned throughout the week with family and friends on the last day at 11:30.

August 21 - 25, 2017

Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
at Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn

For more information call or email Rai Anne Larkins at ralarkins@virginiarep.org or 804-783-1688 ext 1140


Mon 8/21/17 Dramatic Adventures 2017


Questions? Please call (804) 282-2620 or email the box office manager, Janine Sears.
Groups of 10 or more, please call Mark Persinger at (804) 783-1688 ext. 1118 to save on Virginia Rep tickets, or see our Group Sales Page.