Workshops for Youth/Adults at Sutter Street Theatre

New and Ongoing Classes & Workshop Schedule
Theatre Production & Technical Academy (TPTA) is the education arm of Sutter Street Theatre. We are pleased to offer the following classes and workshops taught by experienced instructors. For information on any of the classes, please call 916-353-1001.
NOTE: If you are planning on attending any of these classes please register by calling 916-353-1001. You do not have to pay when registering but can pay at the class.
General Information for Classes
  • There is no charge for the first performing arts class you attend.
  • The maximum enrollment is 5 – 20 students per class depending on the format.
  • Most classes are ongoing. You can enroll at any time.
  • TPTA classes include periodic showcase performances to show student progress.
  • TPTA Classes take place in the Sutter Street Theatre Annex at 710 Figueroa Street and the Sutter Street Theatre at 717 Sutter Street in Folsom.
  • Call 916-353-1001 for class information and fees. (Private lessons are available upon request.)
  • A 10% discount is given to each additional student from the same family.
11:00am – 12:00pm  Vocal Music, Singing Technique Class, All Ages
Learn proper techniques and have fun at the same time with two experienced instructors.
Instructors Cory & Kale Coppin
4:00 – 6:00pm  Improv & Acting Workshop, 10-17 yrs
This workshop has been running nine years under the guidance of award winning director Allen Schmeltz.
Instructors Allen Schmeltz, Erin Bell
6:00 – 8:00pm  Introduction to Drawing and Watercolor, Youth through Teens
Come and learn basic and advanced techniques to help you begin and advance your skills in drawing and watercolor art.
Instructor Gabriel Collins
4:00 – 8:00pm  Oil Painting, Youth through Adults (All Levels)
Mike is a highly experienced artist and instructor who has taught many awarding winning students.
Instructor Mike Jimena
5:30 – 7:00pm  Adult Acting (1st class will be held on September 12)
Experienced actor and director Alison Gilbreath will help you gain confidence and skills needed for the stage.
Instructor Alison Gilbreath
4:00 – 5:00pm  Introduction to Dance, 4, 5, 6 year Olds
5:00 – 6:00pm Jazz Dance
6:00 – 7:00pm Tap Dance
Our resident dance artist Dian Hoel will have you dancing and tapping your way to a fun and educational time. Beginning, intermediate and advanced students accepted.
Instructor Dian Hoel
5:00 – 6:00pm  Musical Theatre for Youth, 6 – 9 years
6:00 – 7:00pm  Musical Theatre, 10 years and up
Learn the skills necessary for performing in musical theatre from a highly experienced actor and director.
Instructor Alison Gilbreath
3:30 – 5:30pm  Improv & Acting Workshop, 10-17 yrs
This workshop, taught exclusively by Allen Schmeltz, has been in force for over nine years and in that time has provided acting and improvisational skills necessary for success on stage to hundreds of students. Even if your goal is not acting on stage, the techniques taught build confidence and teamwork and are a great deal of fun.
Instructor Allen Schmeltz
Private lessons are also available from many of our instructors. Call for information.