Saturday Workshops

VSC’s Saturday Workshops are a way to explore new skills and introduce yourself to the varied opportunities in the world of live theatre.
Workshops are conducted on select Saturday afternoons.

Workshop programs this season include:

  • Stage Combat
  • Theatrical Special Effects
  • Acting Techniques
  • Script Writing

For more information, contact us via email or by phone 757.627.6988 x331.

Old Time Radio Daze

The “Old Time Radio Daze” is a four-hour workshop and is ideal for adults of all ages, and for young people ages 13 – and up.

This radio show workshop harkens back to the days when families would tune in to hear their favorite live radio programs. In the workshop, participants will engage and work closely with Virginia Stage Company actors and technicians to create an exciting radio episode with sound effect devices. 

Participants will spend the first half of the workshop learning a variety of techniques for performing old-time radio shows through interpretive reading, voice skills, microphone management, and manual and digital sound effects. 

In the second half of the workshop, groups rehearse, perform and entertain audiences with assigned scripts and sound effects materials from programs such as “Flash Gordon,” "The Lone Ranger,” and "Suspense Theatre.”

The use of radio scripts allows participants to enjoy performing while avoiding the need to memorize parts.  For young people, the workshop can provide an avenue for learning about the art of putting together a 1930's radio show, and for older performers, it's a great way to maintain interest and activity in the arts.

Master Classes

Local and national theatre professionals work both one-on-one and in a group setting with students, helping them hone their theatre skills. Topics and ages vary by session, providing a unique learning opportunity with each Master Class. Sessions are offered for students and adults.


Careers in Theatre Arts, Improvisation, Stage Combat, Shakespeare for Young Actors, and Theatre Games to increase group cooperation are just a few of our many ideas.

Contact us to discuss your needs today!

Summer Theatre Camp at GSA

Campers will work with professional theater artists and will participate in a week of fun theatrical experiences that will engage their imaginations. 

For more information, contact us via email or by phone 757.627.6988 x331.


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