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About CTS


Civic Theatre School is the oldest continuously running theatre education program in the Lehigh Valley! Enroll your young actor at Civic Theatre School and unlock the transformative power of the arts!

Grow! Civic Theatre School kids don’t just learn how to act but gain important life skills that help them grow. Students involved in the arts watch less TV and display more tolerant behavior towards others! Classes like those at Civic Theatre help foster positive achievement, collaborative-working and critical-thinking skills. Studies have shown that theatre classes can not only enhance creativity, but help develop skills that assist in learning languages and even mathematics.

Learn! Since theatre education is an interdisciplinary art form it satisfies our human need to express thoughts and feelings through written text, dramatic interpretation and multimedia production. The Civic Theatre School, the oldest continually operating theatre education program in the Lehigh Valley, is based in solid educational principles and incorporates many of the elements of the Pennsylvania Education Standards for the Arts and Humanities.

Summer Registration Opens April 9th

Scholarship Applications Open April 9th-16th

Summer Civic Theatre School will be running July 15th-26th. Students will have the chance to participate in our core curriculum with the following themes based on grade level:

Grades 1-2: 9:00am-12:00pm, "Fairytales Do Come True"

Have a magical time working with Civic staff while learning more about the enchanting world of theatre through engaging theatre games and activities.

Grades 3-8: 9:00am-12:00pm, "Mythology and Monsters"

Dive into mythical worlds and stories through captivating theatre games and activities designed to build a better understanding of students' theatre skills and knowledge.

Children in Grades 3-8 will have the option to participate in specials for an additional cost.

Grades 9-12: 6:00pm-9:00pm, "From Oklahoma to Hamilton and so Much More: How Rodgers & Hammerstein Paved the Way for the Musicals we Love"

Learn more about the most memorable musical theatre duo of all time, Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, and how these two men worked together as an unstoppable duo that changed the world of musical theatre. Engage with the history and background of musical theatre's past through hands-on learning activities to better understand the world of musical theatre today!

Children in Grades 9-12 can opt into voice from 9:00pm-10:00 for an additional cost.

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