Theatre School Theatre School

Join us this summer for great classes at our new location: First Presbyterian Church, 345 Market Street, Bloomsburg! All classes are $80 per student, unless otherwise noted.

BTE follows CDC guidelines. Please see our COVID protocols available on this webpage. Financial aid and scholarships are available on a limited basis, and will be distributed on a case-by-case basis. Please fill out our application form to apply.

For Younger Ages

Ensemble Member Daniel Roth teaching young students.

Ensemble Member Daniel Roth teaching young students.

Creative Games

Mondays: Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3
4:30 - 6:30pm | Ages 5-8

Join BTE weekly for amazing and fun theatre games! Class games will be centered around the child’s self expression, focus, and theatre education!

For Older Kids and Early Teens

Theatre school students act out a scene.

Theatre school students act out a scene.

Creative Theatre

Tuesdays: Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4
4:30 - 6:30pm | Ages 9-12

Your imagination is your inspiration in this workshop! Create puppet theatre, sketches, sets, costumes, and more with the help of theatre professionals and your awesome imaginations.

For Teens and Adults

A young woman takes a selfie with a gory makeup wound on her face.

The gory results of a Stage Makeup class.

Creative Character

Wednesdays: Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5
4:30 - 6:30pm | Ages 13-18

From concept to performance. Create a character throughout this four-week workshop that is both engaging, entertaining, and amazing! Then… take these amazing tools and apply it to your future performances.

Why BTE's Theatre School?

Kids who learn theatre skills learn communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and confidence. They learn to use their imaginations to solve problems and make things happen. These are skills and abilities that are vital to success in school and the adult world and to a healthy, balanced life.

BTE Theatre School offers a range of classes, workshops, and camps designed to teach the fundamentals of the theater arts on an age-appropriate basis: critical reading, aesthetic analysis, creative thinking and problem solving, collaboration, theatre technology, oral interpretation, movement, and more.

Courses are led by BTE Theatre School staff and members of the Ensemble.

BTE Theatre School Staff

Abigail Leffler, Education Director

Abigail Leffler

Abigail Leffler is a Bloomsburg native. She earned her B.A. in Theatre Arts with a Performance Emphasis from Bloomsburg University. She has been no stranger to BTE. After college, she did an extensive acting internship with us. She has written and performed in many of our Theatre in the Classroom shows. For the past 8 years she has served as a Drama Instructor at the Center of Performing Arts, a Director for New Bern Civic Theatre, and as an actor and director for multiple theatre companies in North Carolina. She is so happy to be back at BTE teaching students of all ages.

More Theatre Education

Theatre In the Classroom (TIC)

TIC 2023 - Park Protectors

The BTE Theatre in the Classroom (TIC) program presents original plays developed to meet educational goals of elementary educators. Our Spring 2023 Tour is available for booking! More information can be found on our TIC page.

Project Discovery

Project Discovery talkbalk

BTE's Project Discovery allows area students to see plays free of charge as part of their high school education.

To learn more, visit the Project Discovery page.

Virtual Theatre School

Free videos for your kids to enjoy at home, anytime.