Arts Enrichment for Schools

Studio East has provided high-quality theater classes, workshops, and productions to local schools for over 30 years. With experienced, best in the biz teaching artists, we are excited to offer drama programming this year for preK-12th grade!

Our mission is to create confident, compassionate, responsible young people through training in the art and craft of theater. With Studio East, your students are given a safe environment to learn confidence, self-esteem, team-building, responsibility, time management, literacy, public speaking, perseverance, and 21st century skills through a wide variety of performing arts classes and production experiences.

Take a look below at all of the ways you and your school or class can get involved with Studio East!

Questions? Contact our Education Director, Kaysy Ostrom.

+ SchoolStage


SchoolStage is a 6 week after-school residency program that for over 20 years has partnered with PTSAs to co-produce your school’s play.

Our best-in-the-biz Teaching Artists will guide your students through auditions, rehearsals, and performances while parent volunteers may choose to work behind the scenes to create programs, sell tickets, advertise performances, coordinate concessions, and more.

Interested in bringing SchoolStage to your school? Contact our SchoolStage Coordinator, Brad Walker, for more details.


“My son’s self esteem has increased significantly by participating in this program. He did not want it to end and had no issues with staying late to practice. He was happy to get to know more of his fellow students which he would not have had the opportunity just by attending school.” – ArtReach Parent

“Studio East ArtReach has allowed all of my children to participate in something they love. If it weren’t for this program that comes to our schools they would not be able to be so involved in theater. It has made a huge impact on their goals for the future and keeps them involved in a very positive way with other students at their schools.” – SchoolStage Parent

“I was so thankful that my student had a place where she was completely enthralled and excited and involved. This child is very hard to please, so this was a real gift.” – SchoolStage Parent

+ After School Enrichment

After School Enrichment

After School enrichment classes give children the opportunity to explore theater, when it may not be provided in school. Our classes typically meet once a week for 8 to 10 weeks, but can be customized to fit your particular after school needs. Classes are designed to run between 1–2 hours in length immediately following the school day on your campus. All classes culminate in a final informal showcase for friends and family.

Popular classes include:

Acting 101
Learn to act! We’ll explore character creation through improvisation, theater games, and scene work. We will build an encouraging environment in which to play! Then, we’ll work on a play to share with our friends and family at the end of class.

Intro to Broadway
A musical theater extravaganza! Put on a mini-musical in this energetic drama class where we’ll learn singing, acting, and dancing skills! Then, we’ll choose a mini-musical to rehearse and prepare for a presentation on the final day of class.

Wacky One Act
Starting from scratch, we’ll use our imaginations to create a spectacular story – anything goes! Then we’ll put our story on stage, creating wacky new characters and the set and costumes to bring them to life. We’ll work together to become writers, directors, actors, and designers.

Improv & Comedy
Have fun with the exciting world of improvisation and comedy! Students will learn about thinking fast on their feet, working as an ensemble, creating stories and performing improv in front of others. They will learn to take risks and not be afraid of something flopping. Each week we’ll focus on different aspects of improvisation and comedy to open up a whole new world of acting. A great way to build confidence onstage!

Other fun classes include:
• Stage Combat
• Scene Study
• Shakespeare
• Story Drama
• And many more!

Have a program idea? We are happy to work with you to develop a customized program for your school.

Interested in bringing a program to your school? Contact Education Director Kaysy Ostrom, for more details.

+ In-School Residencies

In-School Residencies

Enhance your school’s curriculum through a hands-on interactive class. We offer a wide variety of school day programs from one-day workshops to year-long residencies. Lessons are customized to enrich subjects taught in your classroom; fulfilling learning standards while teaching students life skills.

A fun interactive program paired with your English class. Over 10 weeks students will learn what it takes to develop a story, ending the class with their own short play.

Public Speaking
Confidently address the whole class and future boardrooms! Through games and exercises you will gain public speaking skills focusing on breath and voice techniques, body language, and audience engagement.

Shakespeare as the Bard intended! Bring Shakespeare’s plays to life and learn how to speak and understand the language through exercises on iambic pentameter, rhythm, and modern day translations.

Theater Skills
Enhance your school’s existing drama program with specialized workshops in Stage Combat, Improvisation, or many other skills based classes.

Interested in bringing a program to your school? Contact our Education Director Kaysy Ostrom, for more details.

+ Mainstage Field Trips

There are no Mainstage Weekday Matinees (field trips) scheduled currently for the 2022-23 school year.

Each school year, we invite schools to join us for a Studio East Mainstage School Matinee performance. These shows are approximately 2 hours long with an intermission and are performed at Studio East. Performers are our student cast, ages 8 through 19.

Tickets are $10/person for groups of 10 or more.

Please reach out to [email protected] or call 425.820.1800, for more information and to make a reservation for your school, organization, or homeschool group.

Learn more HERE.

+ StoryBook Theater Field Trips

StoryBook Theater Weekday Matinees (field trips) for the 2022-23 school year are now open for booking!

Each season, we invite schools to bring their students to a StoryBook Theater show and experience the magic of live theater! StoryBook Theater offers weekday matinees for groups of 10 or more. Group tickets are only $10 for school matinee tickets to our StoryBook Theater season.  

StoryBook Theater productions are 55-minute musical fairytale adaptations, written especially for young people ages 3-10, but fun for grown-ups too. Every story includes audience participation, and conveys a positive life lesson for children. StoryBook shows are never scary and always have a happy ending.

StoryBook Theater performs at Renton’s Carco Theatre and Kirkland Performance Center.

Learn more & book your shows HERE.

+ Inquiry Form