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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW, WHERE, WHEN?

How do I register for class?
*Payments may be made by credit card, or checks made out to Virginia Children’s Theatre (VCT)
Will I receive confirmation of my registration?
  • If registering via ACTIVE, you will receive an automatic response confirming your registration
  • If registering over the phone, your registration is completed.
  • All registered students will receive a reminder and information email approximately one week prior to the first class begins.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us by email at education@virginiachildrenstheatre.org or phone (540-400-7795).
Where are the classes located?
Greene United Methodist Church (402 2nd Street SW)
What should my student wear to class?
Attire may be required differently depending on the class; please refer to your reminder email for further details.
Snow Policy
Students and families will be notified about cancellations due to inclement weather via VCT’s facebook page, email, and/or phone.
Is Financial Assistance available?
Financial Assistance is available; please contact  education@virginiachildrenstheatre.org for further information.

WHICH CLASS AND WHY? WHAT HAPPENS IN CLASS?

Which program is right for my child?
  • Classes at VCT are created and designed to cater to students depending on their grade/age level. Please refer to the Academy Website for a listing of which classes are available for your child’s grade level!
  • If your child is interested in private instruction for voice, acting, or dance, please contact us for further information and scheduling:education@virginiachildrenstheatre.org
What if my child has special needs?
Please contact our education staff if you have any concerns about your child’s needs. Our programs are often beneficial to children with special needs, and we will be more than happy to speak with you about how your child can benefit from theatre training: education@virginiachildrenstheatre.org
What happens in a typical class?
Elementary, Middle, and High school classes begin with focused warm up activities and exercises. Depending on the class, students then engage in the exploration of improvisation, musical theatre or scene study activities. Core theatre skills such as projection, diction, blocking, stage directions and objectives are taught throughout the semester. The students then spend the remainder of class rehearsing their final showcase. On the final class day, parents and friends are invited into the theatre for a performance demonstrating some of the work done throughout the semester or camp. Costumes are theatre company t-shirts and dark pants or shorts. Costume pieces will be added as needed.

WHO WILL BE TEACHING? HOW CAN WE BE PART OF THE EXPERIENCE?

Can parents stay with their student during class?
We ask that parents please wait in the lobby so that our teaching artists can provide the most efficient and productive educational experience.
What are the qualifications of VCT Artistic Instructor?
Staff members at the Virginia Children’s Theatre are accomplished, talented theatre educators with a passion for working with young people. All our Teaching Artists have been trained in theatre education and many have advanced degrees in theatre, education or both. Our artistic instructor bios are available here so you can learn more about your student’s instructor.
What is the VCT Theatre Academy Showcase?
All VCT class sessions conclude with a special Showcase, when students present work and demonstrate skills learned throughout the session to an “audience” of their parents, family, and friends through a casual, fun, and interactive presentation in the theatre. During the school year our emphasis is on process not product. Using classroom time to teach technique and skills is the best way for us to build up your student’s natural talent. The Showcase is a chance for parents to see what a typical class session is like as well as chance for students to present their work.
More questions? E-mail us at education@virginiachildrenstheatre.org or call 540-400-7795!

Main Office

PHONE: 540-400-7795
ADDRESS: 1321 3rd Street SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
EMAIL:
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MAILING ADDRESS:

P.O. Box 4392
Roanoke, VA 24015

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THE JEFFERSON CENTER
BOX OFFICE: 540-345-2550
ADDRESS: 541 Luck Ave. SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
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FISHBURN AUDITORIUM at
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ADDRESS: 4254 Colonial Ave.
Roanoke, VA 24018
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ACADEMY & CAMPS LOCATION:

Greene Memorial UMC
PHONE: 540-400-7795
ADDRESS: 402 Second St. SW
Roanoke, VA 24011

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