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)

SPRING 2018!

April 10 - June 5, 2018
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. 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

April 12 - June 7, 2018
4:00 - 5:00 p.m., 11-14 year olds, Fee: $189 -- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Final performance: Saturday, June 9, New Village Arts Theatre

SUMMER 2018!

Registration for Summer Classes will be online soon.

June 19 - August 21 , 2018
(No class July 3)
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. p.m., 4-6 year olds, Fee: $179
5:00 - 6:00 p.m., 7-10 year olds, Fee:  $189

June 21 - August 23, 2017
(No class July 5)
4:00 - 5:00 p.m., 11-14 year olds, Fee: $189

Final performance: Saturday, August 25, New Village Arts Theatre




Stories in Performance Camps! will explore folktales from around the world. Students will be involved in developing a script from the original story, painting their own scenery, and performing for friends and family on the last day of camp.

June 25 - 29
The Rumor: A Jataka Tale from India by Jan Thornhill
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
5-8 year olds
Fee: $135

July 23 - 27
The King’s Secret (based on an Irish Folktale)
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
9-12 year olds
Fee: $200

July 30 - August 3
The Funny Little Woman by Arlene Mosel (based on a Japanese folktale)
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
5-8 year olds
Fee: $135


Write your own play!  In this 5-day camp, participants will be guided through the process of taking an idea and turning it into a finished play that will be performed by professional actors on the last day of camp. Playwrights Project has been teaching playwriting in San Diego county for over 30 years.  (Taught by Aleta Barthell)

August 6 - 10
Monday - Friday, 1 - 3 p.m.
11-14 year olds
Fee: $170


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!

More classes coming soon!


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 2018

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