Our Mission
We produce theatre and theatre education in Tucson that entertains, educates, and enlightens children, adults, and families.

Live Theatre Workshop
5317 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712
Reservations: (520) 327-4242

Education - Classes

A Note from the Directors of Children's Programming

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This year we are working hard to challenge each of our students individually and as an ensemble. Their are many different skill sets to be learned as an actor and LTW has created classes that will help your students advance to each new level. In order to achieve this goal we find that it's important to have each student in the proper grade level to learn and be challenged most efficiently. Below you will find our registration listings. Please look at the grade levels closely as they have changed from previous sessions. If you have any questions please contact Amanda Gremel or Stephen Frankenfield.

Thank you!


Winter/Spring 2018 Classes


Paper registration form for Winter/Spring

Paper registration form for Spring

Waiver of Liability/Participant Information Form

Photo Release Form

Scholarship Application

Send form to 5317 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712 or call the Education Office at (520) 327-0160.

or select the Register button below next to the class you want. Note that we are offering both Winter (starts in January) and Spring (starts in March/April) for registration at this time. Please be sure of your selection before you register!

Payment plans are also available.

Dramatic Exploration

Ages: 1st - 3rd Grade Tuition: $130 Number of weeks: 9 (Winter) or 8 (Spring)

Through the power of play, we use theatre games, song and dance to help open your child's wonderful imagination and create a small showcase. By working together on a common goal, students learn the importance of teamwork, focus, confidence, and a variety of developmental skills that aid in creating theatre art.

CLASS FULL Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 PM • January 16 - March 13

Register Winter Thursdays Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 PM • January 18 - March 15

Register Spring Tuesdays Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 PM • March 27 - May 15

Register Spring Thursdays Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 PM • March 29 - May 17


Creative Dramatics

Ages: 4th - 6th Grade Tuition: $145 Number of weeks: 9 (Winter) or 8 (Spring)

This class is designed for students who have a basic understanding of theatre arts. While working on a small showcase, we introduce skills that will help our students advance onto the next level. We work on character building, improvisational skills, and a deeper understanding of the production process. Students will leave this class understanding more advanced theatre terminology, stage movement, and how to work as a community.

CLASS FULL Saturdays, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM • January 20 - March 17

Register Spring Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM • March 31 - May 19


Acting with "Fun-damentals"

Ages: 6th - 12th Grade Tuition: $165 Number of weeks: 11

In this class we take the basic beginning level skills and raise the bar. Students will now learn how to develop a character by using their script and the other characters around them. While working on a short production, students will gain the tools and confidence they need to explore the next step in character development.

CLASS FULL Saturdays, 12:00-2:00 PM • January 20 - April 7


"Improv" Yourself

Ages: 6th - 12th Grade Tuition: $105 Number of weeks: 6

Ever wanted to take a class that was nothing but games? Well now you can! In just 7 short weeks we will be exploring the art of improv. Learn how to think on your feet, increase stage presence and reaction, and also the importance of teamwork on stage. Improv is a valuable tool for actors to practice their skills, and it's fun too!

Register Spring Saturdays, 12:00-1:30 PM • April 14 - May 19


The Mini Players

Ages: 3rd - 5th grade Tuition: $250 Number of weeks: 13

This enchanting class is for students who have some experience in theatre, and have a basic understanding of the terms and skills that go into theatre arts. We incorporate games and theater lessons that relate to the production they are rehearsing, to help better understand their characters and movements on stage and to enhance their performance. This class runs a full semester to give students time to learn what it takes to put on a more professional show with a final performance open to the public to purchase tickets. Each semester we challenge the students with either a stage acting based class or a musical theatre based class.

CLASS FULL Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 PM • January 17 - April 11
Performance: Wednesday, April 11 @ 6pm


The Tween Players

Offsite at Sky Islands High School

Ages: 6th - 8th grade Tuition: $300 Number of weeks: 14

This class is the next step from our Mini Players. Students will be able to take their basic knowledge of theatre skills and use them in the next level. They will learn how to analyze their characters and how to connect with each other more on stage by using “beats” and “intentions”. This class runs a full semester which allows us to really work one on one with each student to reach their individual goals. At the end of the semester there will be a full production of the show and it’s open to the public to purchase tickets. Each semester we challenge the students with either a stage acting based class or a musical theatre based class.

CLASS FULL Saturdays, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM • January 20 - April 28
Performances: Friday, April 27 @ 6:30 PM and Saturday, April 28 @ 12:00 PM


The Junior Players

Ages: 9th - 12th grade Tuition: $350 Number of weeks: 16

Is your child ready for something more advanced? Do they love theatre and just can’t get enough of it? Then this exciting class is just what they need. Designed to engage your student in a more professional style production, this class challenges students to take a close look on how to develop a character throughout the rehearsal process. We teach students how to “rip” apart their scripts inside and out, fully commit to a character from beginning to end, and learn the importance of working as an ensemble to create and produce their own show. This class is a full semester and will be given two performances open for the public to purchase tickets. Each semester we challenge the students with either a stage acting based class or a musical theatre based class.

CLASS FULL Saturdays, 2:00-4:00 PM • January 20 - May 19
Final Dress: Friday, May 11 @ 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Performances: Saturday, May 12 @ 4:00 PM & Saturday, May 19 @ 4:00 PM


About Us

The Live Theatre Workshop’s OnStage! Education Department was developed and continues to develop as a center for teaching the theatre arts in a friendly and creative setting. Weekly classes and summer and winter drama day camps are taught by trained, experienced teachers, actors, and directors from the Tucson community. The program ranges from introducing theatre through the process of producing a script all the way to advanced technical and acting roles, as well as internships. The OnStage! Education program is a great place to begin and develop as a theatre artist.