BCT Academy of Performing Arts


The Academy of Performing Arts at Birmingham Children's Theatre is designed to inspire creativity, confidence and a sense of community through the exploration and practice of theatre skills. Professional teaching artists lead students through engaging, interactive sessions in our rehearsal and performance spaces at the BJCC in downtown Birmingham. At BCT, we believe that, through theatre, every child can become more comfortable and confident with their own voices, bodies and ideas as well as become better equipped to work as a part of a team. National studies have indicate that students who actively participate in the performing arts have higher levels of self-confidence and greater comfort speaking, making presentations, and reading aloud.

No matter the background or experience, every child is welcome to study theatre arts as part of the BCT Academy, and no audition is ever required. Class sizes are kept small so that every child can receive one-on-one instruction, so register early!

BCT Academy classes are cumulative in nature, and designed to grow with your child. Theatre is an art to learn and appreciate throughout one's life. With that in mind, BCT Academy classes are structured to build upon skills learned from year to year as your child's social, educational and communication skills mature.

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