Classes at Portland Stage produce a safe environment for young people to find a higher sense of play, stretch their imaginations, and gain valuable social skills such as listening, risk-taking, ensemble building, public speaking, and leadership through storytelling. These classes are wildly fun, collaborative, spontaneous, and begin to build skills for the young actor or non-actors’ creative toolbox.

Portland Stage reserves the right to combine programs or extend the ages of the participants at its discretion.

Portland Stage Education strives to welcome and celebrate all people regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, national origin, religion, gender identity, neurological, or physical ability.

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For more information call 207.774.1043 x104 or send us an email.

Let’s Make a Play!

Grades: 3 – 6
September 30 – November 4* | Thursdays
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
*Extra rehearsal on Friday November 5th
Final Performance: Saturday, November 6th
Cost: $205

Participants will work together to write and create an original children’s book and staged reading! Class will culminate in a final performance as part of Portland Stage’s Play Me a Story dramatic reading series.


High School Intensive: Improv

Grades: 9-12
Saturday, November 13
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $60

Join us for a special three hour workshop focused on improvisational acting. Come ready to laugh and think on your feet!


Shakespeare Teen Company

Grades: 7-12
April 12 – May 21* | Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Time: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Show: TBD
May 20 & 21
*Additional rehearsal Mon. May 16 from 3:30 – 7:00 pm
Cost: $360

Students come together as an ensemble to create a fully-staged production of a Shakespeare play. Participants take on a variety of roles including acting, costume design, marketing, and more! Check back for when we announce the play we will be working on this year!


High School Intensive: Stage Combat

Grades: 9-12
Saturday April 30
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $60

In this three hour intensive workshops, participants will explore the more physical aspect of theatrical storytelling: Stage Combat. Actors of all experience levels are welcome!