Kids Act

New Village Arts is pleased to continue its collaboration with Kids Act, a local youth acting program that has been teaching fun and exciting children’s theatre for over 12 years! Kids Act classes are more than fun, they help develop your child’s self-confidence and creativity. Each child is encouraged to step forward and shine in an atmosphere of respect and trust, provided by experienced, professional teachers.
“Our goal in Kids Act is to encourage our students to manifest their talents and abilities through the joy of creative expression.”


KIDS ACT - GOING ON STAGE! (10-week sessions)


Put your child’s imagination into action in Kids Act, where they create their own characters and plays. In the end, at a professional theatre, students will perform their original plays, along with a short piece of Shakespearean verse, in front of scenery that they’ve created for family and friends. (Taught by Aleta Barthell)


To Register: Scroll down and select the start date/time for the session you wish to register for. 

SUMMER 2019!
June 25 - August 20, 2019
4:00 - 4:45 p.m., 4-6 year olds, Fee: $189
5:00 - 6:00 p.m., 7-10 year olds, Fee:  $199
June 26 - August 21, 2019
4:00 - 5:00 p.m., 7-10 year olds, Fee: $199
June 27 - August 22, 2019
(No class July 4)
4:00 - 5:00 p.m., 11-14 year olds, Fee: $199
Final performance: Saturday, August 24, New Village Arts Theatre

No weekly classes on July 2, July 3 and July 4.






Stories in Performance Camps! will explore folktales from around the world. Students will be involved in developing a script from the original story, painting their own scenery, and performing for friends and family on the last day of camp.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland! 

Based on the fantastical story by Lewis Carroll, students in each camp will be involved in developing a unique script from the original story, painting their own scenery, and performing for friends and family on the last day of camp.


June 24 - 28, 2019

Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

5-8 year olds

Fee: $140


July 15 - 19, 2019

Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

9-12 year olds

Fee: $140


July 29 - August 2, 2019

Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

11-14 year olds

Fee: $140


Mon, Jul 29, 2019

10:00 am

11 - 14 year olds

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Write your own play!  In this 5-day camp, participants will be guided through the process of taking an idea and turning it into a finished play that will be performed by professional actors on the last day of camp. Playwrights Project has been teaching playwriting in San Diego county for over 30 years.  (Taught by Aleta Barthell)

July 22 - 26, 2019

Monday - Friday, 1 - 3 p.m.

11-14 year olds

Fee: $170

Mon, Jul 22, 2019

01:00 pm

11 - 14 year olds

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Monday Night Live!

In Monday Night Live! students will explore themes (anime, musicals, etc) through different acting forms (stand-up, scene work, show hosting, movement, music, etc) to acquire more acting techniques based on material that interests the individual students. Of course, we end with our own comedy sketch show... Monday Night Live!

Table Read:
Sunday, June 9, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Puppet workshop:
Monday, June 10, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
June 19 - 21, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
June 24 - 28, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Classes held at:
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 State Street; Carlsbad, CA 92008
Tech rehearsals:
Wednesday, July 3, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, July 5, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 6, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 7, 2:00 p.m.
Tech rehearsals & performances held at:
Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad City Library Complex, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Ages: 13 and up

To be put on the mailing list for the future classes, email Aleta Barthell

Improv Camps!

Improv your life and learn the art of improvisational acting. Students will learn core techniques that will help them make strong character choices, improve listening skills on stage and gain confidence while performing in front of an audience.

This class is perfect for all acting skill levels, from the beginner to the working performer who wants to keep their improvisational skills sharp for auditions!

More classes coming soon!


If you have any questions about the Kids Act program, call Aleta Barthell at 760.846.6072, or visit


Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Credit for a paid Kids Act session/camp can be used toward another session, with one week notice before the session starts. There are no refunds for classes.



© New Village Arts Theatre 2019

2787 State Street | Carlsbad, CA 92008 Box Office: (760) 433-3245