“Training for Excellence. Acting for Fun.” The Chesterfield Academy for the Theatrical Arts at the Chesterfield Family YMCA offers youth programming for children ages 5 to 18 in the areas of acting, dance, and musical theatre.
Our academy is for children at all experience levels and offer a safe creative place to explore the theatre arts. Our classes and productions are led by local theatre professionals and educators who see theatre as an experience that positively impacts all areas of a child’s life. We give your child the skills they need to succeed, and we focus on excellence while having fun. Participation in theatre programs has been found to raise test scores, improve reading comprehension, reduce dropout rates, and increase school attendance. We look forward to helping your child realize their superstar potential in our academy. 
Our academy‘s instructors are all professional actors with BA’s or BFA’s in acting or musical theatre. Let our experience and proficiency inspire and guide your young performer to be the most confident and creative person they can be.
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Theatre Camp

Theatre at Summer Day Camp 2023

Our arts & humanities summer camps encourage personal expression and the freedom to create, and provide new experiences for kids. Some of our theatre-based camps this year include Storybook Musical, Act It Out, Theatre 101, and more!