Warm up your winter by finding that spark of passion in your child or teen! Discovering something we love can carry us through the darkest season, so this winter, embrace the drama with programs from Pumphouse Theatre. They are offering a new semester of drama education programs to bring your youngster’s imagination in from the cold!

Pumphouse Theatre was started in the early 1970s to provide Calgarians with an affordable place to enjoy creative arts. They feature a wide variety of companies and performances. Beyond theatre productions, they also provide a drama education program, with vibrant classes introducing the drama basics, offering a host of skills for every child. It’s all about learning how to communicate and express yourself, developing confidence and poise, and learning how to think outside the box. It’s imagination, self-discipline, and critical thinking skills. And at Pumphouse Theatre, it’s also about enjoying the arts, making new friends, and having loads of fun!

Add some warmth to your young artist’s winter by letting them tell stories, act out their imagination, and have a wonderful time. Children and teens will have a chance to learn how to express themselves with this creative outlet and find their moment to shine. What program will your child choose?

Playful Drama: Ages 6 – 8
Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am; January 6 – March 17, 2024 (No class on February 17)
Class Fee: $125
This course is a great introduction to the drama basics and covers a variety of topics including story-telling, character, sharing, movement, and theatre games. This is a wonderful way to help your child explore their imagination, learn new skills, and have fun! No experience is required!

Creation in Motion: Ages 9 – 12
Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm; January 7 – March 18, 2024 (No class on February 18)
Class Fee: $275
Explore storytelling and harness imagination through physicality. Creation in Motion will encourage creative expression through movement, choreography, mime, balance, staging, and mask. Students will learn about teamwork, gain self-confidence, and be physically active, all within a safe and engaging environment. No previous experience is required!

Theatre Arts Exploration: Ages 9 – 12
Saturdays, 10 am – 12 pm; January 6 – March 17, 2024 (No class on February 17)
Class Fee: $275
This course is an all-inclusive exploration of the theatre arts. Students will be encouraged to discover a variety of dramatic techniques such as character creation, improvisation, movement, scene study, and more. Have a blast creating and performing an original final presentation for friends and family. No previous experience is required!

Improv for Teens: Ages 13-17
Mondays, 6 – 8 pm; January 8 – March 18, 2024 (No class on February 19)
Class Fee: $300
Improv is a great way to have fun and explore while bolstering creativity, adaptability, teamwork, and confidence. This course includes lessons in theatre sports, character development, story-telling, and many favourite improvisation games. Be inspired to think outside the box, learn something new, and have fun. No previous experience is required!

The Next Stage: Ages 13 – 17
Mondays, 6 – 8 pm; January 8 – March 18, 2024 (No class on February 19)
Class Fee: $300
Want to learn more about what it takes to make it in theatre? This class provides the opportunity for teens to learn the ins and outs of the professional theatre world. Learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to auditioning for the stage, and learn advanced acting techniques to prepare you for the profession. Previous drama class experience is encouraged.

Registration is now open for winter programs at Pumphouse Theatre. You’ll receive an early bird discount of $25 if you register at least 30 days before the class begins and you’ll also receive a multi-child discount of $25 if you register more than one child from the same household. In a cold, dark season, add some joy and light with drama lessons that will lift your kids’ spirits and bring some fun to their winter!

Pumphouse Theatre (Family Fun Calgary)

Pumphouse Theatre Winter Lessons:

When: Classes begin in January 2024
 Pumphouse Theatre
Address: 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-263-0079
Website: www.pumphousetheatre.ca