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Performing Arts School

Education & Youth Programs

Muskegon Civic Theatre School

Looking for a creative outlet?

Presenting Muskegon Civic Theatre’s Education Division’s Theatre OUTloud! 

These outdoor theatre classes will take place all from a socially distant spot in your yard or driveway. For $25.00 per student, you and up to nine (9) of your child’s friends, family, or neighbors will enjoy 45 minutes of the best theatre education MCT has to offer!

Outdoor classes will be offered on Saturdays in September & October and will feature  many varieties of the performing arts. 

Classes must have a minimum of nine (9) students to run. Once you and your group sign up their student individually, we will reach out and set up a date for the class. You must decide where the classes will take place for the whole group. Scholarships will not be offered for Outdoor Theatre Classes.

MCT’s Theatre School is held on Saturdays between 9 AM and 2 PM at the Hilt Building in Historic Downtown Muskegon!

Theatre School Dates for 2020-2021:

  • Fall Term: Cancelled for Fall 2020
  • Winter Term: January 7 – February 11
  •  Spring Term: February 18 – March 25
Scholarship Information

The following policy will govern the issuance of scholarships for the Education classes and camps of Muskegon Civic Theatre.
These scholarships are open to only qualified participants in the U.S. Federal Hot Lunch Program.
Qualified applicants (or parent or guardian) must complete the required scholarship application.
The application must accompany a letter of recommendation for the student’s current or last year’s teacher.
Scholarship recipients can receive up to 90% of the tuition based on student’s ability to pay.
The number of scholarships awarded will be based on the amount in the scholarship funds.
Partial scholarships are available for families who demonstrate need. To receive consideration for aid, the following items must be submitted by October 4, 2019:

    • Most recent W-2
    • Letter of recommendation from a teacher
    • MCT Scholarship application (Please download the form first to edit and submit)
    • Deposit Fee ($25)

Registration Guidelines

  • Students must pre-register for classes.
  • Payment deadline for the first term is October 4, 2019.
  • A late fee of $10 will be added to any registration received after the payment deadline.
  • Class size is limited and classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • We reserve the right to combine or cancel any class not filled to minimum enrollment requirements.
  • Each class is important for all students, and missed classes cannot be made up.
  • No financial credit will be given for missed classes.
  • Visitors are not permitted in the classroom so that each student will be more comfortable making creative choices.
  • Each term will conclude with an Observation Day for parents to sit in on their children’s classes.

Your theatre education begins with our three-semester foundational classes!

Complete this core rotation and be able to participate in elective classes!

October 15 - November 19, 2020: Canceled

  • Acting 1 – Part One
    • 2nd–3rd Grades    10am-11am
  • Acting 2 – Part One
    • 4th–5th Grades    11am-12pm
  • Acting 3 – Part One
    • 6th–8th Grades    10am–11am

January 7 - February 11, 2020

  • Acting 1 – Part Two
    • 2nd–3rd Grades    10am-11am
  • Acting 2 – Part Two
    • 4th–5th Grades  11am-12pm
  • Acting 3 – Part Two
    • 6th–8th Grades    10am–11am

February 18 - March 25, 2021

  • Acting 1 – Part Three
    • 2nd–3rd Grades    10am-11am
  • Acting 2 – Part Three
    • 4th–5th Grades    11am-12pm
  • Acting 3 – Part Three
    • 6th–8th Grades    10am–11am

Theatre School Registration

2020-2021 Season. Classes are divided into tuition amounts: $75 and $100. Theatre School is held on Saturdays between 9 AM and 2 PM at the Hilt Building in Downtown Muskegon: 427 W. Western Ave Muskegon, MI 49440. Classes are for students ages 1-18.

Adventurous Elective Opportunities


The Crew

Ever wondered how theatre costumes and makeup bring a character to life? Learn the basics of makeup, costume design, lights & sound, and prop building in this interactive and innovative class!
6th–12th grade 10am–11am


Broadway Bound

Continue developing your performance skills in this intermediate-level musical theatre class! Build on what you know and take your talent to the next level! This class performs two musicals—one-holiday musical and one spring musical. There are extra rehearsals beyond the six-week semester for this class.
3rd–5th Grades 12pm–1pm


Starlight Dance

Starlight dancers will explore different styles of Musical Theatre dance, including the portrayal of characters through movement and an introduction to improvisation dance. *Black jazz shoes are required for this class. This class will culminate with a performance.
6th–8th Grades 12pm–1pm


Page to Stage

Make the story come to life in this exciting low-pressure class! Each week features a new story, imaginatively presented through acting, music, movement, and art!
Kindergarten and 1st Grade 9–10am


Performance Lab

Both beginning and returning students discover exciting ways to bring characters to life on stage! Students build on established skills and develop more advanced acting techniques. This class culminates in a holiday play in December and another in the spring! There are extra rehearsals beyond the six-week semester for this class.
7th–12th Grades 12–1pm


Showstopper Dance

This class is designed for high school students with any amount of dance experience (including none).  Showstoppers will learn about expression, characterization, and control while dancing as part of a larger ensemble. *Black jazz shoes for boys and tan character shoes (1.5″ heel) are required for this class. This class will culminate with a performance
9th–12th Grades 1pm–2pm


On Camera Acting

This course is designed for students who are new to being on-camera or those who want to further develop their audition skills and confidence. Students will learn and practice the difference between on-stage acting and on-camera acting.
9th–12th Grades 9–10am


Performance Lab: Musical Theatre

Dive into the magical world of musical theatre in this fantastic class! Students will add to their basic dance, acting, and vocal skills while exploring more advanced techniques. This class will culminate in an informal, in-class presentation of a musical theatre performance.
6th–12th Grades 11am–12pm



This spirited, fun course is designed for the actor or comedian who wants to learn the essentials of good scenic improvisation or anyone who wants to improve their teamwork or communication skills.  The objectives of this course are to discover the fundamentals of improvisational comedy, improve your storytelling skills, learn techniques to think quickly on your feet and to be more creative!
9th–12th Grades 1pm–2pm

No New Elective Classes For 2020-2021


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