Kids and Teen Acting Classes
Where is SCR Located?
We're conveniently located in Costa Mesa—655 Town Center Drive—across the street from South Coast Plaza.
Where are the classes held?
All classes are held in our state-of-the-art Education Center, reached through the building’s Stage Door. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are planning to start our fall session youth and teen acting classes online. However, should conditions allow, some classes may eventually be held in-person outdoors. (There is no plan at this time for in-person classes held indoors; however, it is our sincere hope that we can return to our classrooms as soon as it is safe to do so.) For more information, call (714) 708-5577.
What is the pick-up and drop-off policy for students?
Students may be dropped off on the Stage Door side, located off Park Center Drive and Anton Boulevard. Assistants will be with the students 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after class. When picking up your child, use the provided parents parking pass for 30 minutes of free parking in the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel parking structure. You will receive your parking passes after your child is registered.
What should my child wear to class?
Students should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that will allow them to move freely; students must wear closed-toe shoes. Students with long hair should have it pulled back for class.
How many children in each class?
We accept no more than 18 students for Grades 3-6 classes and no more than 20 students in Grades 7-12 classes. Due to COVID-19, class numbers will be limited in accordance with the CDC guidelines.
Can my child make-up a session if they miss a class?
Unfortunately, we do not have make-up sessions, and encourage no more than two absences for each 10-week session so the student will get the most out of the program.
Are parents allowed to watch the class?
You may observe with advanced notice, but your in-class time will be limited to 20 minutes. Our goal is to ensure an environment of greater focus on exploration and growth.
Can my child bring a friend to class?
Due to the nature of the work and our goal to create a safe environment, classes are only open to enrolled students. Friends and family are welcome to attend classroom demonstrations at the end of each 10-week session.
Which class should my child join if they have had previous acting experience?
All students new to SCR’s acting classes will be placed with their age group, in a YEAR I class. Upon request, a student with previous experience in another program may be assessed for advanced placement by an interview and audition.
Will my child perform in a play?
Our program focuses on process over product. In the first two sessions—fall and winter—students will focus on actor training. In the spring, students will rehearse a performance piece and present it for friends and family on the last day of class. Rather than a fully produced performance, this is an opportunity for students to show what they have learned in an informal atmosphere. Students who decide to continue the program will have more opportunities to audition and perform after their first year.
Can my child be cast in A Christmas Carol?
Auditions for A Christmas Carol are by recommendation from a teacher or the Theatre Conservatory director. Students are eligible to audition if they are currently enrolled Conservatory students and have completed at least one full year of SCR training. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 production of A Christmas Carol has been canceled; the show returns for the 2021 holidays.
What are your cancellation and refund policies?
Please see our policies here.