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ACT offers a variety of classes and programs for the aspiring performer. We have two annual classes, Beginning ACTing Workshop and Monologues & More which teaches theater performance basics. 

Athens Creative Theatre also offers two week summer performance camps for campers ages 8-12 who are are interested in being a part of a live stage production. Campers learn the basics of stage direction, characterization, and theater etiquette. During their two weeks at ACT they will go through the entire process of performing from audition to opening night. Each two week performance camp wraps up with a live performance of the campers' play. 

​EDUCATIONAL COURSES

ACTing 101 Workshop 

This six-week workshop uses simple monologues, readers’ theater skits, and improvisation to explore the benefits of drama. Discover different emotional responses to everyday and extraordinary circumstances, build self-esteem, and utilize role playing as a way of understanding another point of view.


  • Ages: 8-12
  • Program Date: January 12 - February 16, 2023. Thursday afternoons from 4:30-5:30pm
  • Fee: $83 ACC resident; $124.50 Non-resident
  • Location: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628

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Monologues & More (Online)

Classes for the cognitively challenged will use simple monologues, readers’ theater skits, and improvisational scenarios to explore the benefits of drama, discover different emotional responses, and build self-esteem and confidence. Courses have been modified for online instruction so that participants can enjoy the benefits of theatre from the safety and comfort of their home.

  • Ages: Teens and Adults
  • Program Date: NEXT SESSION January 10 through February 1. 2023 (Registration begins November 4th)
  • Fee: FREE
  • Location: Online


SUMMER THEATRE PROGRAMS

Teen Encore Camp

A technical theatre camp focused on scenic design and construction. Campers will team up to help construct set pieces for the youth performance camp that will appear on stage at the Morton Theatre at the end of the summer. Teen Encore campers earn a program credit as a scenic artist for the youth summer performance and get to see their work on stage in a live performance at the end of the summer camp season.


  • Ages:  13-17
  • Program Dates: NEXT SESSION SUMMER OF 2023
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fees (per one week session): $83 ACC resident; $124.50
  • Location: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628 


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Teen Drama Camp

A one week intensive camp focused on adding valuable skills to the developing actor's "tool-kit". Campers will explore the range of human emotion through theatre games and activities, develop their script reading and comprehension skills through monologue and scene work, and develop improvisational skills. Teen Drama Camp is a place to grow as a young actor and to build skills amongst peers. 

  • Ages: 13-17
  • Program Date: NEXT SESSION SUMMER OF 2023
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $83 ACC resident; $124.50 Non-resident
  • Location: Quinn Hall (Memorial Park)

Youth Drama Camp

Youth Drama Camp is a one week introduction to theatre for children. The camp explores the basic principles of theatrical performance, characterization, and improvisation. Camers will learn how to navigate the stage, find their way around a script, and learn tools to help them to continue growing as young actors. 

  • Ages: 8-12
  • Program Dates: NEXT SESSION SUMMER OF 2023
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $83 ACC resident; $124.50 Non-resident
  • Location: Quinn Hall (Memorial Park)

Athens Chautauqua Oral History Summer Program collaboration with Athens Creative Theatre

Athens Creative Theatre is partnering with the Athens Chautauqua Society for a one week camp focused on researching important historic figures and preparing a dramatic presentation in the character of camper's chosen historic figure. The camp will center around exploring history and learning the principles of dramatization equipping children with the tools they need to present aural history in a creative and fun way.

  • Ages: 10-15
  • Program Dates: NEXT SESSION TBA
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $83 ACC resident; $124.50 Non-resident
  • Location: Morton Theater
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Theatre Performance Camp

A two week performance intensive for youth going through the theatrical process from audition to performance. Campers will be cast in a production, learn their parts and prepare for an end of camp performance for a live audience.

  • Ages: 8-12
  • Program Dates: July 18-29, 2022
  • Performance Date: NEXT SESSION SUMMER OF 2023
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
  • Fee: $173 ACC resident; $260 Non-resident
  • Location: Morton Theater