For over 27 years, Studio East has delivered best-in-class training in the performing arts and live theater to children in the Greater Seattle area. Tapping the most talented teaching artists from Seattle’s rich theater community, our classes and camps serve thousands of students annually– age 4 through 19. Our programs develop resilience, empathy and discipline, all wrapped in the joy and creativity of the performing arts!
Because all classes are currently meeting remotely, we are not requiring emergency forms. In order to create a successful learning experience for all students, you will be asked to include any behavioral/medical information at registration.
Studio East has a Scholarship Fund which allows us to give partial scholarships.
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We will confirm your registration by email or phone within 3 business days of receipt of payment.
1.) Full tuition is due at the time of registration.
2.) We will not process your payment until the class has met its minimum enrollment.
3.) Our registrar will advise you when class is a “go” (or cancelled) and we will then process payment or shred your payment information.
If class cancelled by Studio East: Full refund.
Drop before 1st class: Full refund, less $25.
Drop after 1st class: You will be charged the value of one session of class plus $25. The balance will be refunded or may be held as a credit which expires one year from the start date of the class for which you registered.
Drop after 2nd class: No refund, but 50% of total class tuition will be held as a credit which expires one year from the start date of the class for which you registered.
Drop after 3rd class: No refund or credit.
Our classes will connect students and teachers through video conferencing (Zoom) and shared storage. Before classes begin, you will receive an email with links to the video conference and a share drive where all class documents will be stored.
Yes! Scholarships are available in order to create Access for All young people. Contact email@example.com to apply.
Please note, with the online platform we are able accept more students than a traditional class and therefore are reducing our tuition prices for these programs. Tuition payments still provide much needed support for our teaching artists and Studio East.
Occasionally the Education Director will make age exceptions for classes. Social maturity and skill level are important factors to consider when making the best choice for your child. Age ranges are set to ensure a positive experience for everyone involved. Please talk with the Education Director if you have any questions.
We expect all students to be in class regularly, arriving and departing on time. If you foresee a conflict with a class, please contact the Education Director to talk through options in order to ensure a successful experience for your student, as well as their classmates.
You can find photos and biographies of our instructors by going to the page of the camp or class that you are interested in and clicking on the Instructor’s name link below the class description. All of our Instructors are passionate about working with young people and sharing their expertise in the performing arts. We run Washington State background checks annually on all of our Instructors, and of course check references before hiring. Most of our Instructors have been teaching for more than five years. Many have Master’s degrees and/or teaching certificates, and most are Teaching Artists – active performers as well as Instructors.
We understand that not all families can afford full tuition for our programs, especially in these trying times. Studio East has a Scholarship Fund which allows us to give partial scholarships to a limited number of deserving students. Financial Aid forms are available on our website, via email and fax and in person at our office. If your family will require financial assistance to participate in our classes, please submit your completed Financial Aid Form to the front office as soon as possible.
Please also check out our pay-what-you can program options for enriching arts experiences.
“My daughter loved the Stage Makeup Workshop! She learned a ton & wants to do it again next week.”- Stage Makeup Parent
“My daughter had a great time and really needed this social interaction. Lots of smiles and laughter!”- Podcasting 101 Parent
“For someone who kept their eyes closed for the whole first half, by the time the story came around my daughter loved class and actually participated. And now asking if we can do it again right now!” – Storytime Parent
“Thank you for offering these opportunities. This has brightened by inbox to see there are still things out there to engage the kids in other than watching TV!”
“I was so happy to see this! I have always wanted my children to be apart of such an awesome theater experience that I had a studio east but, since we live in Northern Virginia they never could until now. My daughter is so excited to try a class.”
“My son loves this! Thank you so much for putting together such high-quality online programs.”
View more Studio East testimonials HERE.