For more than 40 years, Red Mountain Theatre has served the greater Birmingham area, bringing arts education to youth, and youth to the stage.

Through theatre, students gain confidence and skills that will serve them throughout their lives.

Countless studies have shown arts education improves children's development and academic success. It's not just about singing and dancing. It's about teaching them teamwork, time management, focus, discipline, confidence, and so much more.

See our education offerings for youth below. If you're new to theatre, try our Play Days, Theatre Camps and Skill Builder Classes. More experienced students are welcome to audition for Intensives, Young Artist Productions, and Pre-Professional Training.

Education Bubble Play

PLAY DAYS

One day of theatrical fun, for ages 6-12 (depending on theme)

Camps

THEATRE CAMPS

Multi-day camps that run half or whole day for a week or more. For ages 4 to 14, depending on the camp.

Education Bubble Skill

SKILL BUILDERS

When school is in session, afterschool Skill Builder Classes help students aged 8-14 get a grounding in specific skills.

 

Education Bubble Intensives

INTENSIVES

For students 9 and older who are serious about theatre and looking to hone their performance skills.

Education Bubble YAP

Young Artist Productions

For students 9 -18 (depending on production) who are ready to tackle the rehearsal and execution of a high-quality musical production. Past productions have included Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr., Annie Jr., and The Addams Family, Jr.

Education Bubble Pre Prof

Pre-Professional Training

For dedicated students 9-18 who are committed to theatre and looking for a challenge.

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EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

To provide the most comprehensive educational programming, we serve youth (ages 5-18) on a broad spectrum. That spectrum explores two facets of theatre.

First, our programs focus on process-oriented drama. Through exercises like character development, improvisation and role-playing, we actively engage our students. We create an environment where students take ownership of their learning experience, becoming leaders and gaining invaluable like skills—to listen, to enunciate, and to make eye contact. Through this process, students strengthen focus, critical thinking, and self-expression.

Second, our programs explore performance-oriented theatre. We encourage “education through experience,” where students are actively engaged in staged productions. Our students hone their performative talents while participating in culminating experiences—to create theatre for kids, by kids. Through this process, students develop in creative expression, collaborative skills, and self-confidence.

OUR EDUCATORS

RMT's educators are Teaching Artists -- highly skilled instructors who have both practical theatre experience and teaching experience. It is RMT's intent that young people have a safe environment in which to learn and grow. Therefore, we employ professionals who meet all of RMT's safety and learning standards.

Meet some of our Teaching Artists

KHAC acting

At RMT, no child is denied participation in our education programs based on financial limitations. Financial Aid is available for qualifying students.