Winter 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 winter audition signup links will be included in the Winter Class Registration Confirmation email)
 
Classes currently meet two different nights in the Richmond area for each 8-week fall, winter and spring session:
  • Tuesdays (4:30-6:30 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:
Academy: Advanced Acting Academy (Part 2) 15-19 West End
(Winter 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Dec 03 Feb 11
Academy: Junior Academy (Part 2) 10-13 West End
(Winter 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 03 Feb 11
Academy: Musical Theater Academy (Part 2) 12-16 West End
(Winter 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Dec 03 Feb 11
Drama Games (Midlothian) 10-13 Midlothian
(Winter 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Dec 05 Feb 13
Drama Games (West End) 8-11 West End
(Winter 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 03 Feb 11
DramaWorks: Make a Scene 12-19 Midlothian
(Winter 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Dec 05 Feb 13
Imagination Kids: Disney's Frozen 4-5 Midlothian
(Winter 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Dec 05 Feb 13
Imagination Kids: Seussical the Musical 4-5 West End
(Winter 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 03 Feb 11
Improv 12-19 West End
(Winter 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Dec 03 Feb 11
Main Stage Musical Theater: Kids on Broadway 8-11 Midlothian
(Winter 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Dec 05 Feb 13
MTP: Disney on Broadway 8-11 West End
(Winter 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 03 Feb 11
MTP: Modern Broadway 10-12 West End
(Winter 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 03 Feb 11
MTP: Songs of a Disney Princess 8-10 Midlothian
(Winter 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Dec 05 Feb 13
MTP: Sound of Music 8-11 West End
(Winter 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 03 Feb 11
Shakespeare 12-19 West End
(Winter 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Dec 03 Feb 11
Sprockets: Seussical the Musical (Midlothian) 6-7 Midlothian
(Winter 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Dec 05 Feb 13
Sprockets: Seussical the Musical (West End) 6-7 West End
(Winter 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 03 Feb 11
Theater Makeup Design 12-19 West End
(Winter 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Dec 03 Feb 11
Vocal Performance 12-19 West End
(Winter 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Dec 03 Feb 11
VoiceWorks: Best of Broadway (Midlothian) 12-19 Midlothian
(Winter 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Dec 05 Feb 13
VoiceWorks: Best of Broadway (West End) 12-19 West End
(Winter 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Dec 03 Feb 11

"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).