The Academy at City Theatre provides year-round youth arts education for ages 4-18.

Spring Classes are now in session and Summer Camp Enrollment has begun! We are currently accepting enrollment for ALL programs listed below, including Junior Theatre, Children’s Theatre Workshops, Pizazz Song & Dance Troupe, The Whacky Actors (NEW), and our NEW Teen Musical Theatre troupe, the City Theatre Ratz.

Scholarships are available for all programs. Call 727-866-2059 for more information.

Summer Camps:
Summer Camps for ages 7-14 run June through August and offer full-day immersion musical theatre education, culminating in three fully staged productions on the main stage each summer, in addition to a one-week Broadway Bootcamp which features a showcase at the conclusion of the camp.


Click HERE for more information.

Junior Theatre: 
Junior Theatre is an after-school program designed for ages 8-14, offering sessions lasting four to six weeks long from September through June. Junior Theatre offers full scholarships with no child turned away from participating. This program produces 5 shows each year on the Mainstage.

  • Tuition: $50 per session (sessions are 6 weeks long)
  • Class times:  3:30pm-6pm  on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
  • The final session of Junior Theatre will begin on April 6, culminating in a performance of HEIDI on May 2. Sign up now!

Click HERE for more information on Junior Theatre.

Pizazz Song and Dance Troupe:
Pizazz Song and Dance Troupe, designed for ages 7-14, runs year-round. Weekly classes in voice, acting, and dance result in Broadway showstopper production numbers. These young performers entertain all over the Tampa bay area.

  • Tuition: $120 per month. Sibling discount is available.
  • Class times: 1pm – 6pm on Saturdays
  • Classes begin:  September 6, 2014 and run throughout the year. Enrollment is open.

NEW THIS YEAR:  PEEWEE PIZAZZ: designed for ages 4-6.

  • Tuition: $40 per month.
  • Class times: 1pm – 2pm on Saturdays
  • Classes begin: September 6, 2014

Click HERE for more information on Pizazz Song & Dance Troupe.

Children’s Theatre Workshops:
Designed for ages 7-14, each session will include workshop classes in acting, singing and dancing, as well as rehearsal for the full-length production.  Each session culminates in a fully staged production on our mainstage. Pizazz Song and Dance Troupe members receive a discount on tuition.

  • Tuition: $325 per session, or $300 for City Theatre Members. $50 non-refundable deposit is required.
  • Class times: 11am-1pm on Saturdays
  • Children’s Theatre Workshop will begin its third and final session of the season on Saturday, February 21, with a performance of SLEEPING BEAUTY on May 9.

Click HERE for more information on Children’s Theatre Workshops.

Teen Musical Theatre: the City Theatre Ratz
Designed for ages 13-17, this NEW program will immerse young actors in the art of musical theatre. The curriculum includes voice and speech training, movement and dance training, and scene study, all of which gives the student insight into the workings of the theatre community.

Students will present a fully staged Broadway musical at the end of the course. Fall session will run September through November. Spring session will run February through April.  ***NEW THIS YEAR***  Pizazz Song and Dance Troupe members receive a discount on tuition.

  • Tuition: $325 per session, or $300 for City Theatre Members. $50 non-refundable deposit is required.
  • Class times: 4:30pm – 6:30pm on Friday evenings
  • Classes begin: January 30 for YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

Click HERE for more information on Teen Musical Theatre.

The Whacky Actors:
Training young actors, ages 12-17, in the art of IMPROV, while working with a script.  This is part of our community outreach program, and there will be several performance opportunities throughout the community. At the end of the session, students will be allowed to audition for PAID positions in Whacky Tales Theatre Company. Classes take place on Saturdays.

  • Tuition: $200 per session.
  • Class times: 4pm -6pm on Saturdays
  • Classes begin: September 5, 2014.

Click HERE for more information on The Whacky Actors.

Apprentice Program:
The St. Petersburg City Theatre Apprentice Program is designed for youth ages 13-18 that has been ongoing since the 1970’s, and is the bridge between City Theatre’s six show Mainstage Series and the Acadmemy programming.  Apprentices receive training and experience through their involvement with the mainstage productions, which they then bring to the classroom as teachers and teachers’ aides in the Junior  Theatre, Pizazz, and Summer Camps.

For more information on any of our classes, please contact the office at 727-866-2059.

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