Kids Act

New Village Arts is pleased to continue its collaboration with Kids Act, a local youth acting program that has been teaching fun and exciting children’s theatre for over 12 years! Kids Act classes are more than fun, they help develop your child’s self-confidence and creativity. Each child is encouraged to step forward and shine in an atmosphere of respect and trust, provided by experienced, professional teachers.
“Our goal in Kids Act is to encourage our students to manifest their talents and abilities through the joy of creative expression.”

KIDS ACT - GOING ON STAGE! (10-week sessions)
Put your child’s imagination into action in Kids Act, where they create their own characters and plays. In the end, at a professional theatre, students will perform their original plays, along with a short piece of Shakespearean verse, in front of scenery that they’ve created for family and friends. (Taught by Aleta Barthell)

June 20 - August 22, 2017
(No class July 4)
4:00 - 4:45 p.m., 4-6 year olds, Fee: $179  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
5:00 - 6:00 p.m., 7-10 year olds, Fee:  $189  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
June 22 - August 24, 2017
(No class July 6)
4:00 - 5:00 p.m., 11-14 year olds, Fee: $189  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Final performance: Saturday, August 26, New Village Arts Theatre

Students will help adapt a classic story for performance. Students will paint their own scenery for a final performance on the last day of camp.  (Taught by Aleta Barthell)
June 26- 30
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ages 5-8
Students will perform an adapted script based on the Grimm’s Fairytale, BRIAR ROSE. This story is the original story of what we now call, SLEEPING BEAUTY. A special performance will be held in the New Village Arts Theatre.  (Taught by Aleta Barthell)
July 24 - 28
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ages 9-12
Students will perform an adapted script based on the Grimm’s story, SNOWDROP, the inspiration for Disney’s SNOW WHITE. A special performance will be held in the New Village Arts Theatre.  (Taught by Aleta Barthell)
July 31 - August 4
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ages 11-14
Fee: $200

by Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Embark on a journey with us this summer!
This unique program pairs special needs students with typical peers to perform the magical story of The Little Prince. Together we will explore friendship and loyalty and the precious joy of laughter that will carry us to the stars!

Monday - Friday1-3pm
June 19 - 23, 2017
June 26 - 30, 2017
WednesdayJuly 51-3pm

Classes held at:
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 State Street; Carlsbad CA 92008

Tech rehearsals:
Thursday, July 6 & Friday, July 7, 2-4pm

Saturday, July 8, 7:00pm
Sunday, July 9, 2:00 pm

Tech rehearsals & Performances held at:
Carlsbad Dove Library
1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad CA 92011

Ages: 13 & up
Fee: $360


Funded by National Foundation for Autism Research / Carol Channing Foundation

Monday Night Live!

In Monday Night Live! students will explore themes (anime, musicals, etc) through different acting forms (stand-up, scene work, show hosting, movement, music, etc) to acquire more acting techniques based on material that interests the individual students.

Of course, we end with our own comedy sketch show... Monday Night Live!

New Classes Coming Soon!


Improv Camps!

Improv your life and learn the art of improvisational acting. Students will learn core techniques that will help them make strong character choices, improve listening skills on stage and gain confidence while performing in front of an audience. 
This class is perfect for all acting skill levels, from the beginner to the working performer who wants to keep their improvisational skills sharp for auditions! (Taught by Veronica Burgess)
August 7 - 11
9-12 year olds
10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $135

13-16 year olds
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $135

If you have any questions about the Kids Act program, call Aleta Barthell at 760.846.6072, or visit


Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Credit for a paid Kids Act session/camp can be used toward another session, with one week notice before the session starts. There are no refunds for classes.

© New Village Arts Theatre 2017

2787 State Street | Carlsbad, CA 92008 Box Office: (760) 433-3245