The Monterey County Theatre Alliance promotes awareness and appreciation of the quality and diversity of local live theatre by acting as a liaison between venues, artists and the public.
MCTA Producing Member
Paraphrase Productions  
The Outdoor Forest Theatre and Paperwing Theater
Mailing address: 1284 Adobe Ln.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 601-9984​

Emerging Artists Program!
Applications due  Nov 1, 2018
  Applications are now open for the 2019 Paraphrase Productions Emerging Artists Program!
Are you 17 years or older and interested in directing, stage management or design? The Emerging Artists Program creates the opportunity for you to learn the skills of your craft with the guidance of an experienced mentor. You will then take on leadership in your respective department on the production team of a play, created through the collaborative vision of you and the other emerging artists in the program.
The deadline to apply for the Emerging Artists Program is November 1st. If you are selected for the program, you will be notified on December 31st. There will some preliminary work done through the spring of 2019, and the program officially beginning on May 1st, 2019.
For more information and to apply, visit:
Youth Theatre Classes
MCTA Producing Member
MCTA Produccing Member
P.O. Box 863, Carmel, CA 93921
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel​(
831) 624-7491
[email protected]

​​ARIEL Theatrical Conservatory Programs. 
ARIEL Theatrical  registrations for its Conservatory Programs:​  2018 Season​

​​All rehearsals and performances unless otherwise noted are at the Karen Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street in Oldtown Salinas. For more information, to register or to purchase tickets go to or call the Box Office at 831-775-0976, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Join the Cast
Young people ages 7 and up are invited to register (early bird discount if registered and paid in full by September 21). In this hilarious tale a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdmans – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem, the fun, and the wonder when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Rehearsals begin Saturday October 20 and performances are on November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Dec 1- 15
MCTA Producing Member
The Wilson Children's Theatre
320 Main Street, Salinas, CA
(831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1268, Salinas, CA 93902​
​​ MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
any performance (subject to

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Camps for Children, Young People & Adults

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Register for as many classes as you like! SoDA classes offer quality training in theatre skills. Teaching Staff provides a safe and nuturing environment for students to explore and expand their talents, and to express themselves on stage as they build self esteem and confidence.
Classes will be held at the Indoor Forest Theatre, Mountain View and Santa Rita, Carmel, CA
Further Info at , or call 831-622-9175
Click here to register online
Carmel Academy of Performing Arts
Check back for the Next Series Schedule​​
MCTA Producing Member

California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California
​, 93908
(831) 624-3729

Adult Theatre Classes
COMEDY IMPROV WORKSHOP AT THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER - October 23, 30,  November.6, 13, 27, and December.4 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.Class Show - December 8, 7:30 pm.

 New  and Experienced welcome-Play fun, easy, theater games based on audience suggestion. Start with the basics and end with a final Class Show for friends and family!  Fee is $125 (scholarships available). No Experience necessary!

Info and registration : 585-259-2621 or [email protected] Taught by Carol Roberts who has performed with Robin Williams, Paula Poundstone and Ellen Degeneres. Prepare to laugh!
Standup Comedy Workshop-
Oct 23 - Dec 8 
MCTA Producing Member
2115 N. Fremont Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​​
  Monterey Comedy Improv presents Improv Drop-In Classes which are open to anyone and are from 6:30 - 7:30 pm every Wednesday. Held at 205 Montecito Ave., Monterey. $10 fee
​​MCTA Producing Member
Monterey Comedy Improv
620 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
(831) 238-2399​
Mailing address:1120 Alameda Street
Monterey, CA 93940
various venues

College Theatre Classes
  Monterey Peninsula College Theatre Arts Department

can be your first step to a career in the theatre locally and beyond. You can:

Receive the AA-Transfer degree in Theatre Arts.
Earn certificates and AA degrees in Acting, Directing and Technical theatre.
Experience hands on training in rehearsal and performance techniques and technical production while performing in or crewing productions.

For more information about specific classes and programs go to  and click on "Academic Programs" and then "Theatre Arts."

​For audition opportunities and annual season, go to the "Auditions" "Playing Now", and "Coming Soon" respectively, pages of this web site or go to    

  Hartnell College​​
Hartnell College's newly renovated A.A. in Theatre & Cinema. The program offers guaranteed transfer to CSU/UC, with new curriculum and exciting opportunities in Theatre and Cinematic Arts. The program offers cutting edge opportunities in academic and professional theatre, collaborating with The Western Stage and participating in exciting extracurricular events. Email [email protected] for more information on the A.A. or A.A.T. programs.

For audition opportunities and annual season, go to the " Auditions " " Playing Now ", and " Coming Soon " respectively, pages of this web site or go to