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Our Acting classes offer participants the opportunity to study with "teaching artists” who are working theatre professionals with a high level degree or experience in the performing arts. With an average class size of 12, these courses provide one-on-one interaction in addition to group activities and culminate with a final presentation of selected scenes and monologues for family and friends. Whether you are an aspiring actor or just want to try something new, Rubicon students will find themselves at ease in this supportive classroom environment as they expand their comfort zone, hone their skills and explore the exciting work of acting!


 Class Dates Time Tuition  Enrollment
Ages 5-7 6 Saturdays 
Mar. 10 - Apr. 14

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Ages 8-12 6 Saturdays 
Mar. 10 - Apr. 14
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. $200
Ages 13-18 6 Mondays 
Mar. 5 - Apr. 9
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. $220
Ages 19+ 6 Mondays 
Mar. 5 - Apr. 9
6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. $240



Classes are held at Rubicon Theatre Company, which is located at 1006 East Main Street and South Laurel Street in Ventura’s Downtown Cultural Arts District. Street Parking is available. Please use the Laurel Street entrance for classes.

Acting Class Descriptions


Ages 5–7
A perfect introduction to the world of theatre! Students play imagination games and learn the elements of storytelling while focusing on exploration of bodywork and vocalization. This is an excellent class for beginning readers. On the last day of the workshop, family and friends are invited to a presentation of the students' work. 


Ages 8–12
This introductory class exposes students to scripted scenes and monologues. Students learn memorization techniques, stage presence, listening skills and working together with a scene partner on contemporary scripted material. Preliminary exposure to acting is beneficial but not necessary. 

Ages 13–18
Fast-paced, challenging and great fun! Students learn self-assurance while acquiring intermediate acting skills. Script analysis and character development are taught through monologue and scene work, theatre games and improvisation. Additionally voice and movement work help round out this perfect class for teens!


Ages 19 & Up
Whether discovering acting for the first time or looking to further your skills this class welcomes you. Scene analysis, character development and theatre exercises are used to build confidence and free the mind, body and voice for individual expression. Contemporary scenes and/or monologues are chosen by the instructor and based on each student’s personal needs and desires. 



Policies and Procedures


Making a Reservation:
Tuition must be paid in full to secure your place in the program.


Auditing a Class: 
Auditing a class allows one to experience the class as an observer and is available to first-time students for $20 fee. Should you decide to enroll in the class that fee may be applied to the tuition. Those interested must contact the Education Department at 805.667.2912 Ext. 234 prior to attending the class.


Financial Assistance:
There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available for students and families in need. Applications must be submitted 2 weeks prior to the start of class. Apply for Financial Assistance


Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be done in writing via email to Withdrawing from a class before the start date will result in an 80% refund of tuition. Students withdrawing from a class after the start date are not entitled to a tuition refund but may choose to apply the pro-rated amount to another class.


Cancellation of a Class by Rubicon:
If for any reason a class should be cancelled by Rubicon, you will receive a full refund for the class or have the choice to apply that tuition to another class or education program. Classes are subject to minimum enrollment.


Class instructors are working entertainment professionals who may on rare occasions accept outside employment which may prevent them from teaching the class as planned. Should an instructor not be able to teach their assigned class, a fully qualified substitute may be assigned without prior notice to students.


Questions? Call 805.667.2912 ext. 234.