Spring Class Registration Opens Feb. 1, 2021

CharacterWorks is excited to offer a variety of theater classes in 6-week sessions, under the new guidelines, during our 2020-2021 season! To adjust to this unique time, CWorks is moving to 6-week class sessions that will allow class to continue throughout the school year. The Spring Class session begins the week of March 1st.

Classes are a great way for students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence and make life-long friends! 

CharacterWorks Class Sessions - New Guidelines

The CWorks staff is thrilled to continue to offer in-person and virtual opportunities in 2021 for students to be together and to grow in the performing arts. 

At this time, we know that many families are looking forward to getting back to CharacterWorks activities, while others may not feel comfortable doing so yet. We understand and respect both of these perspectives and any others between, and look forward to the day when everyone can comfortably come together again.

What’s the Same?
CharacterWorks is still dedicated to the mission of honoring Christ, building character, and creating community through quality theatre arts education and performances, and we look forward to carrying out this mission under new guidelines. Classes are still offered once a week. Students enrolled in a winter class are still eligible to audition for the main stage show. 

What’s Changed?
The CWorks staff has adapted our typical CWorks schedule and structure to accommodate new health and safety procedures. CharacterWorks has developed these procedures in accordance with CDC, Virginia state reopening, and Virginia school reopening guidelines. 

Class Calendar

Each class lasts for 1.5 hours and runs for 6 weeks. All children ages 6-19 (by the last day of class) may register for a class in their age group. The cost for an 6-week session is $170 per student. Students enrolled in classes who are ages 8-19 by the end of the class session are then eligible to audition for the session's main stage show.
Classes offered in the Richmond area for the 6-week Winter Session:
  • Mondays (5:00-6:30 p.m.) at KingsWay Community Church (Midlothian) 
  • Tuesdays (7:00-8:30 p.m.) Virtual Classes on Zoom 
  • Thursdays (4:30-6:00 p.m.) and (6:30-8:00pm) at KingsWay Community Church (Midlothian) 
  • Fridays (1:30-3:00 p.m.) at Kingsway Community Church (Midlothian) 
Winter Class Session 2021: 
  • Monday Academy Classes: January 4-February 8
  • Tuesday Virtual Classes: January 5-February 9
  • Thursday Kingsway Classes: January 7-February 11
  • Friday Kingsway Classes: January 8-February 12
Upcoming Class Sessions 2021: 
Winter Session: Week of January 4- Week of February 8 
Spring Session: Week of March 1-Week of April 12 (No class April 5)
Late Spring and Summer: TBD

Refund Policy

For information about withdrawing from class or about class cancellations, see the document below.

Assumption of Risk

CWorks students will be prompted to say they have read this Assumption of Risk upon registering for a class.

"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

Academy Classes

CharacterWorks Academy classes are year-long, application/audition-only classes that offer more focused curriculum and training. Each summer, students have a chance to apply online and gain acceptance before regular class registration opens. Students will meet for three session with an extended full performance at the CharacterWorks Academy Festival in the spring.