Spring class registration is now open!

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 (the audition link is included in the class registration confirmation email).
 
Classes currently meet two different nights in the Richmond area for each 8-week fall, winter and spring session:
  • Tuesdays (4:30-6:30pm or 6:45-8:45pm) at Gayton Baptist Church (West End)
  • Thursdays (4:30-6:30pm or 6:45-8:45pm) at KingsWay Community Church (Midlothian)
Winter 2019 classes begin the week of March 18th, 2019. Showcase is the week of May 13th, 2019.

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:
*Spring Break Vocal Intensive: Golden Era vs. Pop 12-19 Midlothian
(Spring 2019)
KingsWay Community Church Wed 6:00pm - 6:00pm Apr 05 Apr 07
Academy: Advanced Acting (part 3) 12-16 Midlothian
(Spring 2019)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 21 May 16
Academy: Advanced Acting through Song (part 3) 15-19 West End
(Spring 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Mar 19 May 14
Academy: Film (part 3) 14-18 West End
(Spring 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Mar 19 May 14
Academy: Junior Advanced Acting (part 3) 10-12 West End
(Spring 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 19 May 14
Academy: Tap & Jazz (part 3) 12-18 West End
(Spring 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 19 May 14
Broadway Bound 8-11 Midlothian
(Spring 2019)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 21 May 16
Broadway Workshop 12-19 Midlothian
(Spring 2019)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 6:45pm - 8:45pm Mar 21 May 16
Creative Drama 8-11 West End
(Spring 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 19 May 14
DramaWorks: Improv 12-19 West End
(Spring 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Mar 19 May 14
DramaWorks: Murder Mystery 12-19 Midlothian
(Spring 2019)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 6:45pm - 8:45pm Mar 21 May 16
DramaWorks: On Stage 8-11 Midlothian
(Spring 2019)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 21 May 16
Imagination Kids: Mother Goose 4-5 West End
(Spring 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 19 May 14
Musical Theater: Disney on Broadway (Thurs) 8-11 Midlothian
(Spring 2019)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 21 May 16
Musical Theater: Disney on Broadway (Tues) 8-11 West End
(Spring 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 19 May 14
Musical Theater: Mamma Mia! 12-19 West End
(Spring 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Mar 19 May 14
Musical Theater: Modern Broadway 11-19 Midlothian
(Spring 2019)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 6:45pm - 8:45pm Mar 21 May 16
Sign Dance (ages 12-19) 12-19 West End
(Spring 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Mar 19 May 14
Sprockets: Disney's Tarzan (Thurs) 6-7 Midlothian
(Spring 2019)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 21 May 16
Sprockets: Disney's Tarzan (Tues) 6-7 West End
(Spring 2019)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 19 May 14

"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 May 31 - June 1 (with tech rehearsals on May 28, 29, 30).