Academy Classes
Become the Star of your Story at the Magik Performing Arts Academy

More than 14,000 young people have experienced classes and camps at The Magik Theatre.

With guidance from our professional teaching artists, students enjoy a hands-on  experience by learning how to collaborate together to create one-of-a-kind shows. Over the course of our 12 week semester, students will have fun growing their imaginations by developing original plays and films, sharpening acting and improvisational skills, and rehearsing show-stopping musical numbers. All classes will conclude with a showcase on the last day of class for friends and family to attend.

All Academy classes will be held at the Magik Performing Arts Center located at 5359 Casa Bella San Antonio TX 78249. Online Registration is available here.  If you would like to register over the phone please call our Education Department at (210) 227-2751 x. 300

Studies show that creativity is essential to a child’s development and the skills gained through engaging in the creative process are applicable to all careers and lifestyles. Our process based approach to theatre brings out each child’s unique talents and shows them they are capable of great things!

The Magik Theatre is now offering two opportunities to join our Academy! 

Fall Academy begins the week of September 7, 2019, with a final showcase to occur during the last class period during the week of November 23, 2019.

Spring Academy will run from the week of January 11, 2020 to the week of March 28, 2020

Each showcase is unique and depends on the type of work and age group of students in each class. All showcases will be held at the Magik Performing Arts Center, located at 5359 Casa Bella, 78249. Scholarships and Payment Plans are available!

For a more advanced learning experience, try our full length production lab. The Junior Production of Frozen will begin on September 7, 2019 with performances scheduled to be held downtown at the Magik Theatre on December 6-7, 2019. This class is open to students ages 8+. Auditions will determine student’s role in the cast. Students are encouraged to enhance their skills with participation in one of our skill based Academy Classes.

Magik’s Teen Repertory troupe for ages 12+ will be mounting a production this Spring (Title TBD). Rehearsals will begin January 11, 2019, with performances to be held April 3-4, 2019. More details coming soon.

The Magik Theatre offers private or small group lessons in various types of arts education including voice, acting, and musical theatre.  Please contact us for more information at education@magiktheatre.org.

If the student is new to the Magik Performing Arts Center, they may try an available class. If the student chooses to continue with the course, the prorated tuition is due in full before the next instructional day. If the class is a production lab, late enrollment will be handled on a case-by-case basis and requires permission from the Director of Education and production’s Director.

We are now offering a new Rolling Admissions Policy: new students may join a class up to the first three weeks of a semester. Exceptions may be made at the Instructor’s discretion.

To reserve a Try-A-Class time, please email education@magiktheatre.org with the following information: Guardian Name, Phone Number, Email, Child Name, Age, and Class Title. Incomplete requests will result in delay of reservation.

Semester tuition to the Magik Performing Arts Academy starts at $270 for each Academy course, about $22.50 per class meeting. Please note our special dual-language courses in Spanish and French are $285 for the semester. Tuition to the Production Lab is $460 for the semester.

Scholarships and Payment Plans are available, for more information click here.

Class Descriptions

Adventure Tots | Saturdays | 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Tiny Tots will explore the world of imaginative play. Students will learn how to use their imaginations in new and exciting ways in order to problem solve, express themselves, create, and play. Our final day sharing will provide a look into our creative process.

At Magik’s House | Mondays | 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Be Creative. Be A Character. Be On Stage! Get ready to create a brand new play with your classmates. You’ll use ideas from stories and fairy tales to come up with a great show. From brainstorming to performance, our actors will find themselves challenged and intrigued.

Musical Theatre Beginner | Saturdays | 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Musical Theatre I is designed to develop comprehensive musical theatre skills including dance for theatre, partnering, acting, character development and chorus singing. 

Musical Theatre Intermediate | Saturdays | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Musical Theatre II is designed to dig in deep to the intricate world of musical theatre; including dance for theatre, partnering, acting, character development and chorus singing. 

Acting 101 | Saturdays | 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Be Creative. Be A Character. Be On Stage! Get ready to learn the fundamentals of performance. Students will focus on monologues and short scenes. From brainstorming to performance, our actors will find themselves challenged and intrigued.

Acting 102 | Saturdays | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Continue to grow, Be Creative. Be A Character. Be On Stage! Students with previous training in performance will take their skills to the next level and focus on group scenes and characterization. This intermediate class will help prepare students for full scale productions!  

Make a Movie | Saturdays | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Ages 8+

Students will learn the skills needed to create a movie. From writing, directing, acting and editing, this class will focus on the aspects of filmmaking.  Lights, Camera, Action!

Learning French Through Theatre | Mondays | 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Learn French language through songs, games, and by taking on the role of different characters in a play, and at the same time learn beginning acting techniques and basic script analysis skills. The course culminates in a final showcase performance for parents. The course is taught jointly between Culturingua and Magik Theatre. No previous knowledge or experience with French or theatre is required.

Learning Spanish Through Theatre | Tuesdays | 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Learn Spanish language through songs, games, and by taking on the role of different characters in a play, and at the same time learn beginning acting techniques and basic script analysis skills. The course culminates in a final showcase performance for parents. The course is taught jointly between Culturingua and Magik Theatre. No previous knowledge or experience with Spanish or theatre is required.

Musical Theatre Beginner | Mondays | 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Musical Theatre I is designed to develop comprehensive musical theatre skills including dance for theatre, partnering, acting, character development and chorus singing. 

Technical Theatre | Mondays | 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Students will learn what it takes to work backstage. With the help of an experienced theatre production manager, they’ll learn about how to costume, light, build, and design, and assist the tech crew with putting things together for the final showcase! 

 Acting 101 | Tuesdays | 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Be Creative. Be A Character. Be On Stage! Get ready to learn the fundamentals of performance. Students will focus on monologues and short scenes. From brainstorming to performance, our actors will find themselves challenged and intrigued.

Acting 103 | Tuesdays | 6:00 – 7:00 PM

With Magik’s professional actor’s as their guide, this advanced class will continue to build and improve performance skills. Students will work cooperatively to create a repertory company that truly reflects its members’ interests and personality. 

Frozen Jr. | Saturdays 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Thursdays 5:00 – 7:00 PM

This is a full scale production lab. From learning the art of auditioning, being cast in a role, and rehearsing a production, students will become characters and engage in the world of theatre. The cast will perform at The Magik Theatre utilizing a professional set, costumes and production design.