Upcoming Classes & Camps

Classes for Everybody at Town Hall Theater

Year round classes let families craft together, kids perform on stage, and adults make puppets – Story, ritual, and celebration! Scroll further to see the full offerings from THT Education and sign up for a class today!

Keep scrolling to learn more about our amazing summer line-up.  Registration for summer programs opens on March 15th at NOON on our NEW ticketing platform/website!

Full and partial scholarships are available for all of our classes.
It is paramount that anyone who wants to can take advantage of our summer offerings, please contact Education Director, Lindsay Pontius at education@townhalltheater.org if you are interested in a scholarship.
For those that can afford tuition, you might be interested in our “pay it forward” option. This would allow others to participate in THT programing that might not otherwise be able to do so. Please keep this in mind during the check out process.

Classes at THT- held in the Byers Studio on the lower level
You must reserve your spot in advance. For questions or scholarship inquiry contact Education Director, Lindsay Pontius education@townhalltheater.org.

Rock-It Science

Monday through Friday

June 17-21

9:00AM – 3:00PM 

For fourteen years we have hosted Clint Bierman, The Grift and a variety of successful Vermont musicians to teach the Science of Rocking -IT.  Clint and his bands have recently gotten national and international acclaim.

Please join Clint and friends to build a band, write songs, cover your favorite artists, play competitive rock trivia, have crazy fun, and perform under the lights at THT on Friday the 21st at 7pm.

Tuition: $325 (limit 20 students per session)
Ages: 12 and Up

Full or partial scholarships are also available.

Ages 12 and Up

Musical Theater Arts Camp

Monday through Friday

June 24-June 28 & July 1-4*

9:00am – 3:00pm
*July 4th will be half day

During this dynamic almost 2-week theater and music camp, MCMC and Town Hall Theater are partnering up again for a musical theater arts camp collaboration! Students will spend time at both MCMC and THT throughout the weeks as they work together, both in small and large groups, to create a musical and theatrical performance unlike any other. After a week and half of exploring singing, acting, dancing, technical theater, ensemble building and clowning, our young performers will take to the stage for a unique and fun show under the lights on the Town Hall Theater main stage on Wednesday, July 3rd and a special float performance at the Bristol 4th of July Parade! No camp on Friday July 5th.

Tuition: $595 
Ages: 7-12

Please register with Middlebury Community Music Center.

Ages 7 to 12

The Music Man Jr.

Monday through Friday

July 8-28

1:00pm – 4:00pm

This musical has many famous songs and an array of terrific roles for musical comedy actors. Based on Meredith Wilson’s six-time-Tony Award- Winning Musical Comedy most recently on Broadway featuring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. Directed by THT Artistic Director and American Musical Historian, Douglas Anderson and a strong team of musical professionals, this is an important and iconic show to take part in. The month ends with three public performances.  More info to come.

Tuition: $325 (limit 20 students per session)
Ages: 12-17

Full or partial scholarships are also available.

Ages 12 to 17

The Golden Goose Company

Monday through Friday

July 8-12

9:00am – 12:00pm

Come and explore your creativity in many aspects of theater by immersing yourself in the magical, hysterical and sometimes frightening world of the Brothers Grimm.  You will train and perform as an ensemble in physical theater and comedic acting as well as help build the fairy tale world and a magnificent golden goose. Instructors are Education Director, Lindsay Pontius, Master Puppeteer Barbara Paulson and THT Prop Master, Kate Tilton. Culminating performance at 11:30pm on Friday, July 12.

Tuition: $195 (limit 18 students per session)
Ages: 8-12

Full or partial scholarships are also available.

Ages 8 to 12

Goslings of Gold

Monday through Friday

July 8-12

9:00am – 10:00am*
*Friday will be 9-noon

For our younger actors and puppeteers, we will also be working on the Grimm’s Fairy Tale, The  Golden Goose.  We will create puppets and put together a show with Barbara Paulson and  become the puppeteers for the culminating performance at 11:30pm on Friday, July 12.

Tuition: $125 (limit 10 students per session)
Ages: 5-7

Full or partial scholarships are also available.

Ages 5 to 7

Broadway Bootcamp

Monday through Friday

July 15-19

9:00am – 12:00p

Students will explore musical theatre repertoire through acting, singing and dancing.   They will develop new skills and hone existing ones through theatre games, vocal exercises, dance technique, song exploration, and scene study.   The week will end with an informal presentation on the Town Hall Theatre historical stage at 11:30 on Friday, the 19th.

Instructor: Elisa Van Duyne
Tuition: $175 (limit 15 students per session)

Ages: 13-18

Full or partial scholarships are also available.

Ages 13 to 18

Introducing... THT Summer STEAM Camps (SCIENCE-TECHOLOGY-ENGINEERING-ARTS-MATHMATICS)

The Haunting of THT

Monday through Wednesday

July 22-24

9:00am – 12:00p

Students will make pin-hole cameras and learn how to create ghost photographs in the Town Hall Theater building. Turn something as ordinary as an oatmeal container into a camera, take a picture, develop it and in the process, create a ghost image, a backward image and other paranormal phenomena. Who knows, perhaps you will capture a real theater ghost as well.

Tuition: $145 (limit 12 students per session)*
*If you sign up for both The Haunting of THT and Things That Fly the total tuition for both classes will be $215

Ages: 8-11

Full or partial scholarships are also available.

Ages 8 to 11

Things That Fly

Thursday and Friday

July 25-26

9:00am – 12:00p

Students will construct giant tissue paper balloons and launch them! Come and make flight possible and goodness knows where you might go from there! 

Tuition: $120 (limit 12 students per session)*
*If you sign up for both The Haunting of THT and Things That Fly the total tuition for both classes will be $215

Ages: 8-11

Full or partial scholarships are also available.

Ages 8 to 11

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead

Monday through Friday

July 29-August 16

9:00am – 12:00p

Join Young Company Classical and perform in a Tony Award Winning absurdist comedy featuring a fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet’s hapless childhood friends. It includes a Shakespearean adventure but the dialogue is contemporary. Directed by Education Director/Shakespeare & Company actor/director Lindsay Pontius, participants are guided through a rigorous training process including physical, vocal and text work. Actors of all ages come together to share their experience and build an ensemble that consistently amazes and delights the audience. Culminating performances Thursday August 15 & Friday, August 16 at 7:00pm

Tuition: $350 (limit 15 students per session)

Ages: 12-23

Full or partial scholarships are also available.

Ages 12 to 23

Fairy Tale Theater

Wednesday through Friday

August 14-16

10:00am – 11:30am

Join Barbara Paulson for an acting adventure involving favorite fairy tale characters. The very young performers will create characters and build an ensemble to present a show for parents at 11am on Friday the 16.

Tuition: $115 (limit 10 students per session)

Ages: 5-7

Full or partial scholarships are also available.

Ages 5 to 7

Art for The Stage with THT

Monday through Friday

August 19-23

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Step behind the curtain and explore art for the stage in this camp hosted by Middlebury Studio School and Town Hall Theater. Campers will spend time at THT to experience what goes on behind the scenes of a dramatic performance, from capturing character in movement to evoking mood with scene design. They will then spend the week at MSS diving into the creative process to create costumes and set pieces to share on stage at  THT at the end of the week. This camp is for artists who are excited to move, create, and work collaboratively. Let your imagination take center stage!

Tuition: $220 

Ages: 7-11

Please register with Middlebury Studio School

Ages 7 to 11

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