Theater Arts Classes

CharacterWorks is excited to offer a variety of musical theater inspired classes in 8-week sessions in fall, winter and spring. Classes are a great way for students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence and make life-long friends.

Winter class registration is now open!

Students registered for a winter class for ages 8-18 are eligible to audition for one of our winter musicals, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown or Annie. Learn more about auditions here.

If you have questions about classes, email our Class Director, joy@cworkstheater.org. 

Class Info & Schedule

Each class lasts for 1 hour and 45 minutes per week and runs for 8-weeks. All children ages 6-18 (by the last day of class) may register for a class in their age group. The cost for an 8-week session is $235 per student. Students enrolled in classes who are ages 8-18 by the end of the class session are then eligible to audition for the session's main stage show(s). 

Classes offered in the Richmond area for the 8-week WINTER 2021-2022 session: 
Mondays (5:00-6:45pm) Kingsway Community Church (Midlothian), November 29 - February 7 (No class Dec. 20 & 27, Jan. 31)
Tuesdays (4:30-6:15pm, 6:45pm-8:30pm) Gayton Baptist Church (West End), November 30 - February 8 (No class Dec. 21 & 28, Feb. 1)
Thursdays (4:30-6:15pm, 6:45-8:30pm) at KingsWay Community Church (Midlothian), December 2 - February 10 (No class Dec. 23 & 30, Feb. 3) 

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
*FULL Academy Acting: Comedy (Part 2) 12-18 Midlothian
(Winter 2022)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 6:45pm - 8:30pm Dec 02 Feb 10
*FULL Academy Advanced Acting: Musical Theater (Part 2) 15-18 West End
(Winter 2022)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:30pm Nov 30 Feb 08
*FULL Academy Chorus (Part 2) 12-18 West End
(Winter 2022)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:30pm Nov 30 Feb 08
*FULL Academy Junior: Acting (Part 2) 10-14 Midlothian
(Winter 2022)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:15pm Dec 02 Feb 10
*FULL Academy Junior: Musical Theater (Part 2) 10-14 West End
(Winter 2022)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:15pm Nov 30 Feb 08
Actor's Workshop 12-18 West End
(Winter 2022)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:30pm Nov 30 Feb 08
Classical Acting 12-18 Midlothian
(Winter 2022)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 6:45pm - 8:30pm Dec 02 Feb 10
Drama: Character Acting 12-18 Midlothian
(Winter 2022)
KingsWay Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:45pm Nov 29 Feb 07
Musical Theater Performance (Mon) 12-18 Midlothian
(Winter 2022)
KingsWay Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:45pm Nov 29 Feb 07
Musical Theater Performance (Tues) 12-18 West End
(Winter 2022)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:30pm Nov 30 Feb 08
Musical Theater Performance: Highlights from Mary Poppins 8-11 Midlothian
(Winter 2022)
KingsWay Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:45pm Nov 29 Feb 07
On Stage! 8-11 Midlothian
(Winter 2022)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:15pm Dec 02 Feb 10
Shrek the Musical Theater Class 8-11 West End
(Winter 2022)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:15pm Nov 30 Feb 08
Sign Dance (Early Tues) 8-11 West End
(Winter 2022)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:15pm Nov 30 Feb 08
Sign Dance (Late Thurs) 12-18 Midlothian
(Winter 2022)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 6:45pm - 8:30pm Dec 02 Feb 10
Sprockets: Annie and Peanuts Gang (Thursday) 6-7 Midlothian
(Winter 2022)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:15pm Dec 02 Feb 10
Sprockets: Annie and Peanuts Gang (Tuesday) 6-7 West End
(Winter 2022)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:15pm Nov 30 Feb 08
Theater Makeup 12-18 West End
(Winter 2022)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:30pm Nov 30 Feb 08

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.

Masks & Social Distancing

Due to the lifting of mandates, masks are optional for CharacterWorks. We encourage each family to make a decision regarding their student wearing a mask after considering the current CDC recommendations. Social distancing of 3' will be encouraged in classes and rehearsals when possible. CharacterWorks is subject to the policies of the facilities that are rented for classes, rehearsals and shows, and may have to adjust the policies from facility to facility. Families will be updated with any changes or new mandates when applicable.

"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