Workshops & Classes

Call (916) 353 – 1001 to register.

Improvisation and Scene Study

Instructor: Allen Schmeltz

Mondays 4pm – 6pm

or Fridays 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Ages 10 – 17

Instructor: Allen Schmeltz

Conducted in cooperation with Sutter Street Theatre Academy in Historic Folsom. In the workshops, students learn the skills of acting and improvisation. Having fun while learning is a theme of the workshops.

Weekly Classes $80/month
(A 10% discount is given to each additional student from the same family, or to any student who is taking both private lessons and workshops from Allen Schmeltz.)

For more information on private lessons, visit

For available workshop information or if you have any questions, please call Allen Schmeltz at (916) 802-2249 or email

You may also call the theatre at (916) 353-1001.

Oil Painting with Mike Jimena

Instructor: Mike Jimena

Studio Times: Tuesdays 4pm – 8pm*
(Additional times available by appoinment)

All ages and all skill levels

Oil Painting with Mike Jimena is taught in a self-paced studio setting. The class is ongoing and may be started at any time.

Based on Mike Jimena’s award-winning technique, each student progresses, learns, and develops at his or her own pace.  Student work is included in periodic Art Shows and Receptions.

Fee: $100 for three 2-hour classes, including all supplies

*Oil Painting courses will be breaking for a summer hiatus. The course will resume September 11.

Oil Painting Workshop for Home Schoolers

Instructor: Mike Jimena

This workshop is scheduled for home schoolers and comes with a higher concentration of one-on-one instruction to develop the skills and technique of the student.

Fee: $100 for three 2-hour classes, including all supplies.
(Note: We can accept vouchers on a pre-negotiated fee with schools. Call for details.)

Instructor: Dian Hoel


Beginning/Intermediate Jazz – 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Beginning/Intermediate Tap – 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Instructor: Dian Hoel

Weekly classes $60/month

Private lessons available upon request.

Musical Theatre for Youth

Ages 6 – 9: 5pm – 6pm*
Ages 10 and up: 6pm – 7pm*

Instructor: Alison Lewis Gilbreath

Classes will cover all aspects of Musical Theatre performance, including acting (especially in the context of Musical Theatre), dance, vocals, and theater etiquette and preparation.

Weekly Classes: $60/month

Private lessons available upon request.

*Alison Gilbreath’s courses will be breaking for a summer hiatus starting in May .

Adult Acting

Tuesdays 5:30pm – 7pm*

No class first Tuesday of the month.

Ages: 18 and older

Instructor: Alison Lewis Gilbreath

Weekly Classes $45/month

Drop In $29/class

*Alison Gilbreath’s courses will be breaking for a summer hiatus starting in May .


Acting Shakespeare

Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30pm, April 18th – May 23rd

Ages: 13 and older

Instructor: Rob Salas

$120 Tuition Upon Registration

(As an alternative you may pay half upon registration and half at the fourth session for an additional $5)


Acting Shakespeare:  Get on your feet and make Shakespeare FUN! In Sutter Street’s Acting Shakespeare class, everyone will work together on some of Shakespeare’s greatest speeches and scenes, from Henry V to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Along the way, you’ll learn essential technique that will make you not only a stronger Shakespearean actor, but a stronger performer across the board! Our final class is a showcase for friends and family.