School of Theater


September 17th – November 6th, 2018

Creative Theater Classes for Students Pre-K – 12th Grade!

A class for everyone!
Classes meet after school at:
Boise Contemporary Theater
854 Fulton Street, in downtown Boise.

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Fall Class Schedule

Story Theater – Ages 3 – 5

Each Saturday morning we read a new story and learn to make them come alive through our voices, bodies, imagination, and play. Beginning Saturday 9/22 and ending Saturday 11/10. There will be a brief performance on 11/10 at 11:00am.
A great way to introduce your young one to the excitement of imagination and literature!
Saturdays 10:00am – 11:00am ~ Cost $100

Page to Stage – Grades 1 – 3

Using new and exciting children’s literature, students will create their own performance from a story they choose, while learning basic performance techniques through fun, engaging games and activities. Complete with costumes and props, the students will perform their play making the class’ favorite story jump from the page to the stage!
Just right for the young actor with a big imagination!
Tuesdays 4:15pm – 5:45pm ~ Cost $140

Performance Play – Grades 4 – 6

Everyone gets a part, lines to explore, and a character to play as we bring a play to life! Using plays for young actors, students will learn the basic components of acting while they experience the joy of producing a play on their very own.
A great challenge for the young actor!
Mondays 4:15pm – 5:45pm ~ Cost $140

Performance Intensive – Grades 7 – 12

Performance Intensives are a great crash course in acting! For all experience levels, students will learn and foster the building blocks of acting as they collaborate on a fun and exciting performance that will display all that they have learned in the ten weeks. This class develops creativity, confidence, and character. Class is held two days a week to allow for more production time.
Come be a part of a play!
Mondays & Tuesdays 6:00pm – 8:30pm ~ Cost $260

Final Performances for each class (except Story Theater)! – Friday November 9th at 6:00pm

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Arrival and Parking

The office of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival is at the corner of 9th and Fulton and is housed in the same building as Boise Contemporary Theater. There is parking to be found around the area and there are two pay lots directly across the street. Be careful about the No Parking signs, they are enforced. Do not park in the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Complex lots – those are private parking. You’ll see the signs.

There’s a big porch at Boise Contemporary Theater and students come in the big silver front doors, through the Lobby area and downstairs to their classes (Classrooms A, B, and C). The Instructorst will be there waiting for their students to arrive.

As a reminder, we do not have pre or post class child care – please be prompt in picking up your student. You can come into the Lobby of the Boise Contemporary Theater to wait for your child or pick them up outside. The teachers will not allow any student to leave the theater porch area until you arrive.


Parent Information

Arrival and Departure

The teachers will be waiting for your student in the classrooms downstairs. It is very important that you pick up your student ON TIME. We are sorry but we do not have child care available for after class times.

Water & Snacks

Please send a water bottle with your student. Acting is thirsty work! If your child needs to have a snack, feel free to send something small and easy for him or her to handle.


Short skirts, bare middles, tight clothing — no fun! If the student is afraid of something showing, all that creativity will go right out the window. Please have your student wear loose, easy-going clothing! It’s time to play and have fun!


We have found that students participate more fully and are more focused when loved ones are not present. If you would like, you may stay for the first 20 minutes of their first class, but if you stay you will have to play! We will take good care of your children and you are invited to see all the wonderful work they’ve done at their final performance. If there are special circumstances please contact our education manager,


It’s all about play and we want all our students to have lots of fun and enjoy the creative experience! So if a student becomes disruptive instead of joining in — we just use the “time out” method and invite the student to rejoin the group when they’re ready. However, if behavior becomes an issue, we’ll contact you to help us.

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