Winter class registration opens November 1st.

CharacterWorks offers a wide variety of classes in drama, voice, dance, and specialty theater training during fall, winter and spring sessions. Classes are a great way for students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence and make life-long friends!

About Classes

Each class lasts for two hours and runs for 8 weeks. All children ages 4-19 (by the last day of class) may register. The cost for an 8-week session is $225 per student. A $25 sibling discount is offered (so the second child $200, third child $175, etc.). The $225 tuition fee includes a class t-shirt and weekly snacks. Students enrolled in classes who are ages 8-19 by the end of the class session are then eligible to audition for the current main-stage productions (UPDATE: The fall audition signup links will be emailed out to all enrolled students on August 12th.)
 
Classes currently meet two different nights in the Richmond area for each 8-week fall, winter and spring session:
  • Tuesdays (4:30-6:30 p.m. or 6:45-8:45 p.m.) at Gayton Baptist Church (West End)
  • Thursdays (5:00-7:00 p.m.) at KingsWay Community Church (Midlothian)

Scholarships and Refund & Weather Policy

Financial assistance or partial scholarships are available for those in need, and sibling discounts are available to families for class tuition. Email donna@cworkstheater.org with questions regarding the availability of a scholarship.

For information regarding withdrawing from a class or camp our about our weather policy, please read our Refund & Weather Policy below.

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
*Fall Dance Intensive 12-19 Midlothian
(Fall 2019)
KingsWay Community Church Wed 6:00pm - 6:00pm Aug 23 Aug 25
ACADEMY: Advanced Acting Academy 15-19 West End
(Fall 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Sep 10 Nov 05
ACADEMY: Junior Musical Theater Academy 10-12 West End
(Fall 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 10 Nov 05
ACADEMY: Musical Theater Academy 12-16 West End
(Fall 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Sep 10 Nov 05
Acting Lab: Building a Character 12-19 West End
(Fall 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Sep 10 Nov 05
Acting the Song 12-19 Midlothian
(Fall 2019)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Sep 12 Nov 14
Dance Studio 12-19 West End
(Fall 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Sep 10 Nov 05
Drama Plus 10-12 Midlothian
(Fall 2019)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Sep 12 Nov 14
DramaWorks: Peter Pan 8-11 West End
(Fall 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 10 Nov 05
Imagination Kids: Frozen 4-5 West End
(Fall 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 10 Nov 05
Main Stage Musical Theater 8-11 Midlothian
(Fall 2019)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Sep 12 Nov 14
Monologues and More! 8-11 Midlothian
(Fall 2019)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Sep 12 Nov 14
Musical Theater Performance: Characters of Roald Dahl 8-11 West End
(Fall 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 10 Nov 05
Musical Theater Performance: Junie B. Jones 8-11 West End
(Fall 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 10 Nov 05
Sprockets: Disney's Frozen (Thursday) 6-7 Midlothian
(Fall 2019)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Sep 12 Nov 14
Sprockets: Disney's Frozen (Tuesday) 6-7 West End
(Fall 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 10 Nov 05
Stage Combat 13-19 West End
(Fall 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Sep 10 Nov 05
VoiceWorks: Modern Broadway 12-19 West End
(Fall 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Sep 10 Nov 05

"I cannot express my gratitude for this experience enough. It has not only helped develop my knowledge of theater and my acting skills, but it has also helped me develop as a person."


CWorks Alumni

Showcase

During the final class week, each class presents a ten-minute showcase for the other students as well as for family and friends during their normal class time. Each student participates in the showcase and has a chance to perform, giving others the chance to see a sampling of the skills they have developed in their class. Showcase night is an exciting night filled with a variety of performances from students of all ages.

Teachers

CharacterWorks teachers are highly-qualified in the fields they teach. Each teacher abides by CharacterWorks’ mission to honor Christ, build character, and create community through quality theatre arts education and productions. CWorks teachers truly care for their students and seek to provide a warm, encouraging environment in which students can explore and develop their talents and character.
 

Academy Classes

CharacterWorks Academy classes are year-long, application/audition-only classes that offer more focused curriculum and training. Each June, students have a chance to apply online and gain acceptance before regular class registration opens on July 1st. Students will enroll for the full year (fall, winter, and spring sessions) and perform a 10-15-minute showcase in the fall and winter, with an extended full performance at the CharacterWorks Academy Festival in the spring, the weekend of June 5-6, 2020 (with tech rehearsals on June 1-4, 2020).