Creating character one stage at a time



Wonder if your child might be bit by the acting bug? Want to give them the extra bit of confidence they need to shine? Students involved in the arts thend to have higher academic performance and better test scores.  Public speaking skills, ability to work with a team to achieve a goal, self discipline and learning to accept feedback are just some of the benefits for your child!


PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO instruction is offered at the Golden Chain Theatre, taught by James Mierkey, Mary Polsuch or Jennifer Janine.  Private instruction allows each student and teacher to create a unique path of learning. Generally meeting once a week, private lessons are appropriate for students of any age or skill level and can be taken concurrently with group classes. 30 Minute classes, $20 per class, payable one month in advance. Call 559-683-7112



 is offered at GCT on Thursdays from 4-5pm and covers many aspects of art and creativity and how it applies to our productions.  This is a group setting in which you will be doing everything from music inspired sketching to creating props for the stage to painting large murals for the stage itself.  Taught by Lyric Gianni, this one hour class is $10 per session.  Call 559-683-7112


GCT JUNIOR PLAYERS AUDITION ONLY PERFORMANCE GROUP Intermediate level class that will mix all elements of singing, acting and dance. Students will delve deeper into what students of this age can appropriately handle, including some scene work and character research, behavior and physicality modeling, acting, and singing exercises which require physical discipline and balance, harmony and marginally complex rhythms. This musical theatre performing group will open many of the performances at GCT in the 2019 season, requiring a major commitment of up to 3 performances a week in addition to rehearsals.  Classes are held Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 pm. Instructors: James Mierkey and Jennifer Janine. Call 559-760-8789 for information. Auditions are held in January and August.



We will be taking registrations beginning in March of 2019

Call 683-7112 to reserve your spot or...

Revisit this site to register your child based on the grade they will be going in to for the 2019-20 school year. You will register online but your registration is not complete and your space is not reserved until you pay the $100 deposit (non-refundable). You can pay your deposit by calling our office at (559) 683-7112 or by coming to the theatre during our office hours, Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 2pm. The balance will be due on the first day of the workshop.

2019 KIDS WORKSHOP- DISNEYS WINNIE THE POOH KIDS.  For children in grades 1st-7th, Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm, Workshop begins JuLY 1 and 30 min performances are July 27 AND 28. Cost is $225 per child.  Directed by Miranda Simonich. 

2019 TEENS WORKSHOP- DISNEY'S ALADDIN JR.   For teens in grades 7th-12th. Monday-Friday from 1-4pm.  Workshop begins July1.  60 min performances are August 2 and 3.  Cost is $250 per child. Directed by Michael Van Buren.