THE STORYBOOK CHILDREN'S THEATRE
May the story begin…
Welcome to The Storybook Children’s Theatre – Art School, where your child will find a “sense of place” in creative arts and individual expression. We offer a variety of art and theatrical experiences for children and teens.
The three story training facility will be home to an in-house theatre, art gallery, rehearsal studios, imaginarium maker space (tinker lab), storybook classroom, and student lounge. There are numerous learning opportunities available throughout the building. A totally awesome place to be!
COMING SOON TO DOWNTOWN SANTA ROSA!
515 Fifth Street
Studio hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Summer Session Begins June 10th
Our unique training format caters to the individual child as they navigate through the SCT group activities. The environment has a light atmosphere that focuses on fun and building self-esteem. Many of our productions are “original works of art” and custom tailored for the children being served.
Children are natural actors and yearn for safe places to connect with IMAGINATIVE LIFE. SCT provides a supportive and constructive environment that encourages CREATIVE ENERGY to flow. The ART of theatre begins with PLAY and evolves into PROBLEM SOLVING, TAKING RISKS and MEETING CHALLENGES.
We all love a good story. SCT brings literature to life!
What we do
The SCT Artistic and Cultural Ecosystem
The main priority of Storybook Children’s Theatre is the well-being and emotional health of young people. All programming, policy, and funding decisions are made with their best interest in mind. Our focus is to create a positive learning experience for everyone.
SCT strives to enhance the quality of life in the North Bay by presenting imaginative, diverse, artistic experiences for the community through education, events, civic participation and performance.
The Five Pillars
Studio and Classroom Environment
Respect ♦ Responsibility ♦ Collaboration ♦ Kindness
We call our studio The Imagination Sanctuary because one feels a sense of creative freedom when entering the prepared environment. It is a place that inspires curiosity, reflective thought, amusement, purpose…
Art Studio offers mixed media, crafts, drawing, collage, mosaic, painting, clay and other fun activities under the direction of trained teachers.
Hands-on projects related to theme are placed throughout the space amidst a backdrop of visual art, literature, science and geography.
The design and learning opportunities change in support of the current theatre production. Weekly themes are planned for the younger child classes.
Individual attention is the hallmark of SCT productions.
SCT wants all students to have access to quality programming and opportunities. Therefore, it is important to match children to the classes that are most suitable for them. The staff makes every effort to place students into proper groups depending on current abilities and prior experience.
Effort → Progress → Success
Positive Learning Experiences
“There really is such a thing as The Golden Age of Childhood”
The Storybook Children’s Theatre is a positive and productive learning environment for everyone. We make every effort to take consideration of children’s differing needs, interests, styles and abilities. The staff takes time to acknowledge students for their accomplishments and effort.
The SCT Real Life Curriculum
- Self Reliance
- Personal Growth
- Time Management
- Group and Independent Learning
- Education for Social Responsibility
- Involvement With Community
SCT students will grow to reflect positive qualities necessary for being happy and successful in today’s world.
Community Engagement and Outreach
The Storybook Children’s Theatre is dedicated in our effort to build an engaging ARTS COMMUNITY HUB for children and their families. Our social network reaches out to the community bringing the joy of theatre and art to everyone.
The SCT Step Up Productions are designed for family and friends.
The SCT On Stage Productions are focused on children performing for children. The plays are based on popular children’s literature and shared with preschool to kindergarten attendees.
The SCT Limelight Productions are large scale performances created for the general public.
Audience Engagement – The audience members become active participants in the Step Up and On Stage productions. Interactive experiences and exhibits related to current theme bring the story to LIFE! On Stage Cast meet-and-greets and autograph signing available by group reservation.
SCT Homeschool Connection – The Storybook Children’s Theatre offers individual students or groups to participate in our classes and workshops. We can help customize your homeschool theatre arts education based on California Standards and personal goals.
Civic Participation – Parades, Festivals, Community Service and Field Trips
Special Events are held throughout the year and are open to the community. The EHASS Yearly Gala highlights the children’s work and their stories. The events encourage each child to use their skills in real society while enjoying the pleasures of community life.
The Storybook Children’s Theatre GCP Project expands access to unique experiences in visual arts, music, dance, theatre, literature and nature around the world. Technology bring an extraordinary process of learning into our studio; igniting curiosity and a heightened awareness of the world in a meaningful way.
Guest Speakers⋅ Performances ⋅ Video Conferences ⋅ Museum Tours ⋅ International Exchanges ⋅ Exhibits ⋅ Points of Special Interest ⋅ Virtual Tour of Ecosystems
SCT uses structured technology support to advance the artistic experience. It does not replace the real human connection that is vital in our studio instruction.
The Storybook Team
Through advocacy, research and community partnerships
SCT strives to provide opportunities for children in creative arts, educational pursuit, performance, and social engagement. Our team is committed to sharing our experience, time, resources, and energy to the varying SCT projects. The Summer Crew for Outside the Castle Gates and The Castle on Seventh & Main will be announced soon!