• YAW student performs in Holiday Delights 2019. Photo Credit: Emily Harney

Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops is a professional training program designed to provide young people with an outlet to nurture their creative potential through developing self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills to use in their daily life as well as introducing them to the skills necessary for professional theater.

The workshops include an introduction to theater basics such as

  • acting techniques
  • theater games
  • stage combat
  • improvisation
  • vocal and physical expression
  • character preparation
  • scene study
  • storytelling
  • writing
  • public speaking
  • confidence building training

YAW also includes explorations of stagecraft, technical theater, costume design and theater related disciplines including music, magic, puppetry, art, sign language, and film and television production taught by guest artists in collaboration with YAW teacher and director Heidi Dallin. The YAW Summer Session is 2 hours of instruction per week and the YAW Fall and Winter Sessions expand to 4 hours of instruction per week.


Fridays starting July 12th (for 6 Weeks)

Ages 5-8 : 9am-11am

Ages 9-11 : 11:30am-1:30pm

Ages 12-18 : 2pm-4pm

Tuition: $200


Starting September 13th (for 6 weeks)

Ages 5-10 : Fridays 4:30-6:30pm & Saturdays 9am-11am

Ages 11-18 : Saturdays 9am-1pm

Advanced Teen Acting 14+: Fridays 2:30pm-4:30pm & Saturdays 11am-1pm

Tuition: $250


Starting Feb. 8th (for 6 weeks)

Ages 5-10 : Fridays 4-6pm & Saturdays 11am-1pm

Ages 11-18 : Saturdays 11am-3pm

Advanced Teen Acting 14+: Thursdays 4-6pm & Saturdays 1pm-3pm

Tuition: $250

Now you can pay your student’s tuition for the Workshops online! If you have any questions about scholarships, contact Heidi Dallin at hjdallin@hotmail.com. Checks are still accepted in-person at the first class.

Registration is now open! You can sign up for classes today by filling out the form below. You can also contact Heidi Dallin at hjdallin@hotmail.com or by phone at 978.283.6688 or 978.281.4099×103

Fall YAW Registration