This Summer, TOY returns to IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS. 

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MONDAY, MAY 10, 2021 at 10:00AM

Workshops will be available for children entering kindergarten all the way through high school seniors!  Whether you’re looking for social skill and confidence building or a deeper experience with theatre and performance, we truly have something for everyone!  Classes begin in July 2021 and run through August with multiple week-long sessions. 

Please register online or call 716.884.4400 ext. 308. At TOY, we believe in opportunity.  Scholarship assistance is available. Please click here for information and application. 

Summer Workshop Registration can be completed HERE.

Summer In-Person Workshops

For Gr K – 2, Monday-Friday July 6 – 9 from 9AM-12PM, Instructed by Sue McCormack. In-person at TOY (Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen Street, Buffalo 14201)

This Creative Dramatics based class explores fundamental theatre skills through games, improvisation, voice & movement and storytelling.

Cost: $175.00                     Capacity: 12 Students

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For Gr 7 – 12, Two-week program (Monday-Friday), July 12 –July 23 from 9AM – 3PM. Instructed by Chris Kelly. In-person at TOY (Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen Street, Buffalo 14201).

Acting fundamentals coupled with the exploration of group storytelling.  This two-week program is fun, yet rigorous and challenges all levels of students.  Maintaining a connection to the body and voice of an actor with the freedom to create and build upon the tiniest morsel of an idea.  The workshop, filled with skill building and techniques for young actors, culminates in a workshop style production conceived and created by the students.

Cost: $700.00                     Capacity: 12 Students

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For Gr 3 – 6, Monday-Friday July 26 – 30 from 9AM-12PM. Instructed by Sue McCormack. In-person at TOY (Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen Street, Buffalo 14201).

This workshop is designed to get kids thinking beyond the obvious!  Through brainstorming and dramatic play, improvisation and theatre techniques, children will uncover and create worlds to explore.  This movement based class will highlight and embrace the unique inspirations of each participant.

Cost: $210.00                     Capacity: 12 Students

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For Gr K- 2, Monday-Friday August 2 – 6 from 9AM-12PM. Instructed by Sue McCormack. In-person at TOY (Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen Street, Buffalo 14201)

It’s never too early!  Your young one will engage in ACTIVE storytelling.  Participants assist the Teaching Artist in the building of stories through the creation of sounds, shapes, environments and characters!  Using their voices and bodies, they BECOME the story rather than just listening to it!  This workshop will activate and enhance gross motor skills, listening, responding and using their own unique imaginations.

Cost: $210.00                     Capacity: 12 Students

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For Gr 7 – 12, Monday-Friday August 9 – 13 from 1PM-4PM. Instructed by Bobby Cooke. In-person at TOY (Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen Street, Buffalo 14201).

This one-week half-day camp is a beginning crash course in musical theatre through song and dance.  Students will practice basic performance building while singing and dancing.  Instructors will guide the class through breath and body work to support the text and intentions of musical theatre material.  Solo and ensemble work, along with theater skill enhancement will increase your child’s confidence for performance.  All levels of experience welcomed!

Cost: $210.00                     Capacity: 10 Students

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For Gr 3 – 6, Monday-Friday August 16 – 20 from 9AM-12PM. Instructed by Sue McCormack. In-person at TOY (Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen Street, Buffalo 14201).

Participants will engage in “on your feet”, theatre based activities that explore the use of the imagination and bold choice making skills. In this improvisation style class your child will engage in thoughtful listening, creative thinking and working together as a group.  Kids walk away from this workshop a little more confident, better problem solvers and embracing possibilities.

Cost: $210.00                     Capacity: 12 Students

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER