The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is the place for aspiring theatre artists in the Pikes Peak Region.
The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company offers innovative and comprehensive professional theatre training programs for students ages 5-18. Musical theatre, design, acting, choreography, play analysis and stage combat are just a sampling of the rich curriculum offered by our award-winning professional staff of instructors. We believe that the developing of theatrical skills is a life-long journey. To that end, we have created a training program that begins at a young age and is specifically designed to foster development right up to high school graduation. We want our students to become part of the FAC family as they pursue further training in the arts.
NEW! Now offering dance and stand-up comedy classes for adults!
The FAC Theatre School is comprised of the following classes and camps:
Bye Bye Birdie Day Camps
Ages 6-13 | April 2,9,16, & 23, 11a-1:45p
Delight your young emerging artist in a magical experience they won’t soon forget. Our Day Camps offer kids a fun, educational experience complete with a tour of the theatre, hands-on experiences with the set, a dance class, a personal meet-and-greet with the cast members, and more! Cost is $30 per child. Performance tickets to Bye Bye Birdie are additional.
Stand-Up Comedy Class
Ages 18+ | May 24-July 7, Wednesdays 7-8:30p
This course is designed primarily to teach the tools of humor writing for live stand-up performance. Students will deconstruct the performances of stand-up comedians, learn the foundations from which modern comedy stems and work to develop their own voice. The course will culminate in a live stand-up performance at the Fine Arts Center showcasing students’ original work.
Ages 5-8 | June 5–9
Students will sing, dance and act their way into the magical world of musical theatre, where every day will be filled with music, movement and adventure. This session will culminate with a performance during the final class session.
Ages 9-13 | June 12–23 & July 17-28
Now offering a June session and July session of Musical Theatre Madness! Who doesn’t love a musical filled with exuberant dancing, rich singing and focused acting, or learning how to develop characters, tell a story and work with others through theatre games and scripted text? Join us for Musical Theatre Madness (June and July session), Creating Characters, or the Best of Both Worlds!
Youth Rep Ensemble
Advanced level classes for ages 14-18 | June 26-July 30
A performance styles class with multiple teachers
The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company offers students interested in pursuing careers in performance and/or design & technical theatre a five-week intensive training program. The serious theater student will receive comprehensive, hands-on training through a rigorous class schedule that combines master classes along with a structured rehearsal period and performance experiences. The performance and technical tracks of the program have been designed for both new and returning students in order to develop basic skills as well as foster continual learning and growth.
Auditions for the 2017 Youth Rep Summer Session will be held on April 9, 5-9p. Appointments are necessary.