The Early Stages

Children ages 3-6 are introduced to theatre with CTW’s Early Stages Company.

Important Upcoming Dates for Early Stages Spring/Summer 2018

April 12, 2018
9:30-10:15 am Early Stages for ages 3-4

April 16, 2018
Scholarship deadline for Summer programs!

April 19, 2018
9:30-10:15 am Early Stages for ages 3-4

April 23, 2018
Early Bird discount ends today for Summer 2018 camps

April 26, 2018
9:30-10:15 am Early Stages for ages 3-4

May 3, 2018
9:30-10:15 am Early Stages for ages 3-4

May 10, 2018
9:30-10:15 am Early Stages for ages 3-4


Early Stages: The 3-4 Year Olds

3-4 year olds

Parents are encouraged to observe and participate in this weekly, 45 minute drop-in class for young people ages 3 and 4. Our teacher will incorporate song, movement, and puppetry to guide our youngest performers into improved theatrical understandings and practices.

Classes are $5 each for drop-in, or you can purchase a five-class flex pass for $20. The flex pass doesn’t expire until May 31, 2018! Purchase the flex pass here, or when you come to class!

 April and May 2018
3-4 Year Old Dates
(All 9:30 am-10:15 am)
March 1
April 5
April 12
April 19
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24
May 31

Stay tuned for June and July 2018 dates!

Early Stages: 5-6 Year Olds, Fall/Winter Semester

5-6 year olds

Introduction to theatre, using play and story drama to introduce character development. Students will begin to practice auditioning and basic theatrical terms with CTW Teacher and Early Stages Director, Haven Bradam.

Students ages 5-6 in the Early Stages Company students attend one-hour classes on Saturday mornings for 8 weeks.

Fall 2018 Class Times for 5-6 olds:

August 18-October 6, 2018 (Saturdays)
9:00-10:00 am

Fall 2018 Early Stages Performance

The 5-6 year old Early Stages performers will rehearse 10-15 minute plays, which will both encourage reading and accommodate for students who are very early in their reading skills. These plays will be selected once the class roster is set, to better ensure the students are set up to succeed. Each child will do an audition in their class, and the teacher will assign roles to each child.

Rehearsals will begin shortly after Labor Day, and will meet once or twice a week from 6-7 pm. The actual calendar will depend on the students’ availability.

The Early Stages students will perform their 10-15 minute plays on October 6, 2018, at 1:00 pm, in the Tansey-Zimmerman Theatre at CTW. This will be a free and public performance, with costumes and sets.

**Registration for Fall 2018 opens in June 2018**

Early Stages Tuition

Tuition Costs

$100 per semester or camp for the 5-6 year olds
For information about scholarship, click here.

3-4 year old creative drama classes are $5 per class, or $20 for 5 classes when you purchase your flex pass.

Early Stages: Summer 2018 for ages 5-6

Theatre Camps for Ages 5-6

June 18-22, 2018*
(17 spots left as of April 5)
Camp Director: Haven Bradam
Camp Teacher: Macey Bradam

July 23-27, 2018**
(18 spots left as of April 5)
Camp Director: Alex Zerby
Camp Teacher: Paige Dooley

Camp fee: $100
Camp size limit is 20 students

This 9:00 am-12:30 pm camp is specifically designed for the early childhood theatre kids, with theatre games, introductory theatre terms, and a short performance at 12:15 pm on Friday.

Students enrolled in the July 23-27 camp receive one free ticket to see
James and the Giant Peach on July 27, immediately after camp!

Dropoff is between 8:30 am-9:00 am
Pickup is between 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm

Students receive one snack around 10:15 am–their choice of cracker, cookie, fresh fruit, or gluten/dye/dairy-free fruit snacks.
Please pack a lunch to send with your child–we will end the day with lunch then free play.

*Registration closes June 4, 2018, or when camp is full
**Registration closes July 9, 2018, or when camp is full

Not sure if this is a good fit? Come to CTW on May 10 or 15 from 6-6:45 pm, for a free sampler class with our camp directors!

All programs occur at CTW, located at 2413 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo, OH 43620.

Registration is not complete until payment is received.