stARTs Program

Theatre Training Program

What is stARTs?

stARTs is our program for gifted and talented students who have little or no experience in musical theater, or for students who are advanced in some areas of musical theater, but are lacking training in a specific area of voice, dance, or drama.

stARTs is an audition-based, two-week intensive techniques training program, culminating in a final performance at the end of each session. This half-day summer program takes place in our Madisonville office and is for children who want to explore their interest in musical theater but who are either not able to commit the time or are not ready for the STAR Program.

These students will work with leading professionals in the theater business to help them improve and become well-rounded in all areas of musical theater. stARTs will take place over the course of two weeks (Monday-Friday) for three hours each day. At the end of the second week there will be a culminating showcase for immediate family members in The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's Rehearsal Hall, where all of the MainStage Shows at the Taft are produced!

STAR and stARTs Auditions January 10 & 11

You MUST contact us to set up an audition in advance. Audition time slots are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Audition dates are:

Friday, January 10 from 6 PM-9:30 PM

Saturday, January 11 from 10 AM-4 PM

At The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, 5020 Oaklawn Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

To set up an appointment please email auditions@thechildrenstheatre.com or call 513-569-8080 x24. Email is preferred.

When emailing for an appointment, please include your child’s name, age, and desired audition window (Friday evening, 6 to 9:30 PM—Saturday early, 10 AM to 1 PM—  Saturday late 1 PM to 4 PM)  We will fill our available time slots on a first-come, first-served basis.  You will be notified of your exact audition time in a follow-up message from us.  

The STAR Program will take place July 7- August 3, 2014 at Northern Kentucky University.  

The stARTs Program will take place June 16-27, 2014 in the Rehearsal Hall of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati in Madisonville.


Tuition for The stARTs Program is $250. A deposit of $50 is due upon acceptance into the Program.

Note: stARTs classes are held at our offices at 5020 Oaklawn Drive