Performing Arts Classes


Made for the Stage

Made for the Stage incorporates all aspects of theatre training including acting, drama techniques, skill development, monologue and audition preparation, technical skills such as lighting and sound design, makeup artistry, and costume and prop/set design. If being part of the technical crew interests you more than being in front of the audience, there is still a place for you at BCT! Sound designers will develop the music and sound effects; lightening designers will develop the “look”, makeup artists will prepare the actors, costume designers will develop the character’s look, and finally prop/set design will develop the stage for the story.

Act 1: (suggested ages 7-10)
Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Nov. 14, 2017 to Jan. 30, 2018
Registration $205

This class will introduce younger actors to the world of theatre. They'll build confidence and find their stage presence through fun exercises and guided activities such as developing their own characters for their play. Each actor will receive a part in a play written especially for them!

*No experience required!

Act 2: (suggested ages 11-16)
Wednesday 6:30 pm-8:30 pm - Nov. 15, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Registration $205

This class will encourage and challenge developing young actors. Actors will have mock auditions wherein they'll receive feedback to develop their skills. They'll get a part in a play written or picked especially for them. Interested in the technical side of theatre? Makeup, or costume or prop design? Stage management or even directing? The Amateurs is a safe program to learn more and develop these skills in a practical way. Due to its nature, Amateurs can only take on one "assistant director" and one "stage manager" per semester and will take serious requests at a first come, first served basis.


Visual Arts

Visual Arts Combo

Session 2 – 6 weeks
Mondays, Nov. 6 – Dec. 11, 2017 | 7 – 9 p.m.
Ages 16+ | Cost: $125/person Registration

Learn various art techniques that will help you wind down at the end of your day and stretch your creativity with painting, drawing, mixed media, bookbinding or sculpture. All supplies and tools are included to make amazing, one-of-a-kind, exciting art. This class is suitable for all levels.

Teacher: Airdrie artist Veronica Funk

Wine and paint night

Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 | 7– 9 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 | 7– 9 p.m.
$40 Registration

Join Airdrie artist Veronica Funk and enjoy a night of painting with wine and appetizers. Even without any painting or drawing experience, anyone can create a finished painting in an evening using basic art supplies. In a simple step-by-step process, we will create a wonderful piece that contains your energy and spirit. Each class will have a different theme and painting experience. All supplies and wine included!

Family arts workshop

Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 | 1 – 3 p.m.
Sunday Nov. 26, 2017 | 1 – 3 p.m.

Ages 10 – adult | $15/person Registration

Our diverse range of Family Arts Combo workshops includes courses in watercolour, drawing, acrylic, collage, and more. We want you to explore your artistic side and most of all, have fun! Whether you are sitting in front of a canvas, drawing with charcoal or pencil, creating mixed media projects with your kids, or engaging in any one of our workshops, we guarantee you’re going to have a great time. Space for each event is limited, so sign up today to reserve your seat!


Fashion & Costume Design Classes

Halloween Howl Costume Design Class

Sept. 20 – Oct. 11, 2017
(4 classes) | 6 – 7 p.m.
Ages 8 – 12

$45 Registration
(Cost includes 1 ticket to the Musical Masquerade Halloween Howl at BCT on Oct. 17, 2017)

Learn how to design your own Halloween creature from scratch and showcase it at the Musical Masquerade Halloween Howl. You will learn how to develop your own Halloween creature, the process of creating a backstory, and determine where your creature is from.

The Secret List of Costume Design Youth Costume Design Classes

Nov. 1 – 29, 2017 | 7– 9 p.m.
Ages 14+

$95 Registration

Get a glimpse of what it’s like to study costume and fashion design. In this class, you will learn the design process starting from research and trend forecasting to initial designs, assessing show needs, balancing the collection and creating a full five looks for a show. The class will conclude with design presentations.

Build your own mermaid crown workshop

Dec. 14, 2017 | 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Ages 10 – Adult

$25.00 Registration

What better way to adorn yourself than with your very own mermaid crown! Join BCT’s fashion guru, Lindsey, to make your sea goddess fantasy a reality. Shells, glue and glitter are included with your ticket, but bring along any old, unwanted or broken jewelry to customize your creation.



Contact us

Bert Church Live Theatre

P. 403.948.8824


Bert Church Live Theatre
1000 East Lake Blvd NE
Airdrie, AB T4A 2A1

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