Fall 2019

Acting Classes

As Ventura County’s only professional theater, we’re proud to offer professional-level training to the residents of our region. Whether you’re pursuing theater with an eye towards working professionally or you’re simply a hobbyist, we believe everyone should have the chance to get up on stage!  These classes are for the young and old who are interested in understanding the discipline of the performing arts and learning about themselves in the process.  

Audition Technique

with Broadway Veteran

Abdul Hamid Royal 

November 9, 2019 | 10:00 AM | Class fee $125

Mr. Royal is currently sharing his artistry with Rubicon’s audiences as the Musical Director of Big River. On November 9th he will share his decades of professional experience with student artists in this intense two-hour audition workshop. The class will be particularly helpful for rising seniors hoping to pursue theatre as part of their higher education, or for younger students who are participating in school or extracurricular performing arts programs. 


Abdul Hamid is a performer, Musical Director, composer, arranger and teaching artist. His Broadway credits as a composer/arranger include Five Guys Named Moe, Truly Blessed, Body and Soul, Twist, Cole Porter Festival, Colors of Christmas. He’s worked with recording artists Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Peabo Bryson, Melissa Manchester, Liza Minelli, Ashford & Simpson, Jennifer Holliday, Patti LaBelle, Christina Aguilera, Jason Mraz, Stevie Wonder, Ty Herndon, David Foster, LA Philharmonic and Phil Collins.

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Class Location: 

Rubicon Rehearsal Room

1006 E Main St Ventura, CA 93001

Enter through the Laurel St door.


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Acting Class - 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. 225 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. For information regarding Financial Assistance please contact Beverly Ward at bward@rubicontheatre.org or by calling her at 805-667-2912 ext 225. Note; there is limited Financial Assistance available for school year classes. The bulk of our scholarships are awarded for our summer programs.



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. 


Cancellation of a Class by RTC
If for any reason a class should be canceled 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.


Rubicon Theatre Company

1006 E Main St Ventura, CA 93001

Guest Services: 805.667.2900

Non-Profit 501(c)3

Federal Tax ID #: 77-0495901

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