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BTE offers a wide variety of arts education for people of all ages. Education, for us, isn't an afterthought or an additional arm of BTE - it's essential to our core values and mission.

We offer classes for kids 5+ all the way to adulthood, as well as internships, school programming, and our annual educational theatrical tour, Theatre In the Classroom, which has been seen by hundreds of thousands of kids since 1978.

Ensemble Member Daniel Roth teaching young students.

Ensemble Member Daniel Roth teaching young students.

For Elementary and Middle School Students

Theatre School

Four kids in a line, one girl turns to the others, hand on hip.

Theatre school students act out a scene.

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.

Learn more about Theatre School

Theatre In the Classroom (TIC)

Actors with inventions

Inventors and Inventions, TIC 2018

TIC shows are original works presented in an animated story-theatre style featuring imaginative props, costumes, music, and student participation followed by a lively post-performance discussion.

Find out more about TIC

Virtual Theatre School

A collection of educational videos teaching stage makeup, acting, and fight choreography techniques. These free videos are for your kids to enjoy at home, anytime.

View our Virtual Theatre School videos

For High School Students

Project Discovery

Students, seated in BTE's seats, engage in a talkback with the actors after a show.

A talkback after a matinee performance of The Explorer's Club, 2018.

Project Discovery is BTE's comprehensive theatre education program with a simple yet powerful mission: make sure every student from every high school in the five counties surrounding Bloomsburg attends professional performances by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at least once a year free of charge.

Find out more about Project Discovery

High School Theatre Workshop Day

Students, seated in BTE's scene shop, listening.

Ensemble member Eric Wunsch teaches a workshop in BTE's scene shop.

Each fall, BTE hosts area high school students interested in theatre for a day of workshops taught by the Ensemble, staff, and other theatre and related arts professionals.

Topics include: screen acting, audition techniques, charachter work, musical theatre styles, dialect training, stage makeup, and lighting for the stage.

Learn about this year's Workshop Day

Internships

BTE mentors high school students each season for our high school internship program. Students spend time with the actors and production staff, learning their craft and working backstage during the mainstage shows.

Students interested in the 2022/23 season can contact Company Stage Manager A'nie Kirchner at akirchner@bte.org.

Other Educational Opportunities

In-School Programs

We offer residency programs for schools and can customize a curriculum based on the students' ages, needs, interests, and abilities. For more information, contact our Education Director Abigail Leffler at aleffler@bte.org.

Play Readings

Join some of your favorite Ensemble members in these playreadings for adults only. You'll enjoy an evening at the theatre with fellow theatre enthusiasts and professionals. These low-cost events are a fun way to try your hand at acting.

See our upcoming playreadings