Artist Residencies

Artist Residencies

Let Seattle Children’s Theatre support your curriculum by designing a series of classes to fit your needs. We can explore areas of theatre and other disciplines by using drama and kinesthetic learning techniques. Residencies range from multiple weeks, months, or to an entire school year. Classes can take place during the school day to fulfill Common Core Standards and EALRs, or as an after-school or community-based drama enrichment program. Please call 206.443.0807 x1123 or email for more information!


Story Drama | Pre-K - Grade 2

If you've ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. In each class, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children's literature.


Dramatic Imagination | Grades 1 - 3

Dive into a world we create together and act out a story that builds from session to session. Play characters and create environments that tie into the session-long adventure. We learn to use imagination, body and voice to work together, overcome obstacles, and develop every aspect of a completely original story.


Ensemble Building | Grades 1 and up

Drama is a gateway to a stronger community. Turn your classroom into an ensemble through a myriad of drama exercises that focus on 21st Century Skills: critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration and teamwork.


Intro to Acting | Grades 3 and up

Discover how the professionals act. Learn how to coordinate your voice, body, and mind while you engage in the basics of acting theory: actions, objectives, and obstacles. This class is the foundation of any acting training program, from movement and voice work to character development and scene creation.


Acting 2 | Grades 5 and up

Bring a script to life. Explore scenes from great plays to expand your knowledge of the basic terms, concepts, and approaches to acting. Taking clues from the given circumstances found on the page, actors will embody dynamic characters, create strong relationships, and make choices that transform the words and stage directions into living, breathing scenes.


Special Interests | Grades Kinder and up

Using drama exercises, professional Teaching Artists work with students to explore basic acting skills, theatrical special interest topics, and/or non-theatre curriculum. Choose from our standard curriculum or work with us to design a custom program for your classroom in History, English Language Arts, Science, or specific Theatre skills.



In-school programs are $100 per hour for up to 30 participants. After-school programs are $100 per hour for up to 15 participants. Please keep in mind SCT does not register students for after-school programs. Travel fees may be added to locations outside of the Seattle city limits.

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"The quality of the staff and content of the residency are very impressive. Drama class is the highlight of the week for ALL of my students. Every student participates and every student grows from these wonderfully rich sessions. SCT has crafted an ingenious curriculum that builds on students’ drama skills week by week.”   5th grade Teacher, Seattle

“I really enjoyed seeing some of my shy or stand-and-watch kids get really into improvisation and shine.  I was shocked by how much they got into it and got creative.  It was also great for some of my other kids who are often in the limelight when it comes to academics, struggle a little.  The struggle is good.  It is growth.  The drama [lessons] brought out creativity that we don’t always get to see during paper and pencil work.” -2nd grade Educator

“I really enjoyed the time we spent on creating the parts of a story using tableau, beginning, middle, and end…. the students seemed to get it and it really helped me deepen the connection to our daily Writer’s Workshop time.” – 2nd Grade Educator

“[This residency] allowed my students to get up out of their seats and communicate with each other! I have a lot of students who are English Language Learners, so having the opportunity to practice communicating and performing using English was very helpful for everyone.” -3rd Grade Dual Language Educator


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