Saturdays (6 weeks) Sept. 22 to Oct. 27  (9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27)

All Classes held at ROYAL Theatre Company's Main Street Studio: 308 West Main Street, Mason

$125 for a 6-week Saturday class
Questions About ROYAL's Education Program? Email Mary, Education Director








Ages 5-7

10:30 – 11:45AM

Ages 8-14


Ages 9-13

Class Descriptions:

Young Actors

With a focus on movement, stage orientation, and fun acting games, this introductory class is perfect for the young aspiring actor with minimal stage experience. Each class will end with a small performance for the parents to give the kids the experience of acting for an audience, without the stresses of auditioning or memorization.

Instructor: Colin Thornton


Beginning Acting

Students will learn acting techniques that will help them be comfortable on stage, inspiring a more truthful and powerful performance. In addition to being introduced to classic acting games and improvisation, the students will collectively brainstorm, produce, and perform a production for friends and family at the end of the session. This class is a great way for kids to get their feet wet with auditioning and performing. 

Instructor: Colin Thornton


Being Creative Through Acting

Students will learn to play independently, exercise their creativity, invent fun games, create characters, and explore stage make-up techniques through acting and improvisation.

Instructor: Colin Thornton


About our Instructors:

Colin Thornton

Instructor Colin Thornton has been a ROYAL acting instructor for the past 7 years. He has been teaching and performing improv comedy for 17 years, and is currently the artistic director for Improv Cincinnati. Colin has directed dozens of performances for children at Town Hall Theatre and Center Stage Players. Colin also teaches with Dramakinetics, an arts-integration non-profit.

Heather Hopster

Assistant Heather Hopster has been with ROYAL for the past three years as our class and camp assistant.  She currently studies international sign language at Cincinnati State Technical Community College. She also instructs cooking classes and has assisted in Dramakinetics classes.


Class Notes:
  • Questions About ROYAL's Education Program? Email Mary, Education Director
  • Maximum 25 students per class / minimum 5 students
  • Ages are guidelines - can be flexible based on experience - NO child under age 5 (must be in kindergarten or above)
  • Class payments are accepted via PayPal unless arrangements are made with Mary. Your PayPal email receipt will serve as your confirmation of class. Registration forms/Emergency contacts will be confirmed on the first day of class. Approximately one week before class begins a reminder email will be sent to those who registered online.

ROYAL cannot offer refunds except in the case of class cancellation or if there is a waiting list with a student available to take the spot.