Saturday Drama Classes

Our education classes run throughout the year at our downtown Mason studio for students ages 5 – 16.

FALL SESSION: Saturdays (6 weeks)

September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26

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

$125 for the 6-week Young Actors class and the Beginning Acting class

$250 for the 6-Week Musical Theatre Intensive

Questions About ROYAL's Education Program? Email Valerie, Education Director








Ages 5-7
Closed: please contact Valerie for more information

10:30 – 11:45AM

Ages 8-14
Closed: please contact Valerie for more information


Ages 10+
Closed: please contact Valerie for more information

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.


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. 


6-Week Musical Theatre Intensive

Delve into the techniques and methods that create confident, prepared musical theatre performers with ROYALTheatre Company! Jay Goodlett will lead this course that focuses on the three major components of musical theatre: Drama, Dance and Vocal Music.

Prerequisites: Students must have prior training in drama (school plays qualify), dance (performing in a school or professional show qualifies), and vocal music (school or church choirs qualify). 


About our Instructors:

Colin Thornton

Instructor Colin Thornton has been a ROYAL acting instructor for the past 8 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 4 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.

Jay Goodlett

Instructor Jay Goodlett Jay Goodlett attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati from 4th-12th grade majoring in dance, drama and musical theater. In 1993 Mr. Goodlett joined the Cincinnati Ballet company attaining the rank of Senior Soloist. Mr. Goodlett retired in 2008 after a rewarding career that included international tours, hundreds of ballets and sore legs. In 1991, Mr. Goodlett began his Choreographic career with Scarlotti Trio, performed by the SCPA Dance Ensemble. Since then he has choreographed and directed numerous ballets, operas and musicals for such companies as the Cincinnati Ballet, St. Louis Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Miami University, Northern Kentucky University, Purdue University, The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, Commonwealth Theatre Company, Cincinnati Landmark Productions, and ROYAL Theatre Company.

Musical Arts Center

Muscial Arts Center The Musical Arts Center is Cincinnati’s premier performing arts academy.  We are especially known for our excellence in voice training and education.  Our success stories include opera singers, Broadway and Off-Broadway performers, voice teachers, premier college admissions, and competition winners.


Class Notes:
  • Questions About ROYAL's Education Program? Email Valerie, 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 Valerie. 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.