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The cost of each class is $100 per student for each 8-week term.

Students within one year of the age requirements may be allowed to register with approval of the instructor and Executive Director.

All classes meet at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA Program Center at 362 Main Street in the Kensington section of Berlin.

For more information, or to arrange a visit to NBYT, please call 860-515-8115 or email classes@nbyt.org.


January 7 – Week 1

January 14 – Week 2

January 21 – Week 3

January 28 – Week 4

February 4 – Week Off (or make-up)

February 11 – Snow Cancellation

February 18 – Week 5

February 25 – Week 6

March 4 – Week 7

March 11 – NO CLASS

March 18 – Week 8 and Share Performances



Coaching and private lessons

Private acting coaching, lessons, and audition preparation are available with NBYT Teaching Artists on a weekly or one-time basis. Voice and piano lessons are also offered by NBYT's Music Director.

Please email classes@nbyt.org or call 860-515-8115 for rates, scheduling, or more information.



Stage Performance,
Dance, and Improv

Stage Performance Skills, Section I:  Ages 6 - 10
Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Stage Performance Skills, Section II:  Ages 8 - 12
Saturdays, 10:40 - 11:40 am

NBYT’s Stage Performance classes focus on building the skills that make actors better stage performers. They’re ideal for younger actors, children who want their first experience onstage—or a little more experience—or even older students who want to enhance their skills or who aren’t able to audition and rehearse for NBYT’s productions.

In eight-week terms, drama games and scenes are used to teach character development, storytelling, voice, movement, and how to perform in front of an audience. Older and experienced students work on scenes with a greater focus on character development and script analysis. The term ends with a “share day” performance” for family and friends.


Improv Skills, Sections I and II:  Ages 10-18
Saturdays, 11:50 am - 12:50 pm

Participants get a basic understanding of improvisational theater concepts such as story building, environmental awareness, saying “yes,” and making and accepting dramatic offers. The group is introduced to short-form improv games designed to build teamwork and reinforce basic concepts. No prior experience in theater or improv is necessary, and participants will be able to take what they learn and use it to not only become better actors, but also better listeners and speakers.

Returning students are challenged to expand their skills and stretch their choices. Students age 12 and older who have taken at least one year of improv may register for the advanced section. A short performance is held at the end of the final class.







NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts. Copyright 2013-2017. All rights reserved.

New Britain Youth Theater

362 Main Street

Berlin, CT 06037

(860) 515-8115