Arts Education in North Alabama
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Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater Academy

The FPCT Academy reaches over 3700 students annually through classes, workshops, camps, after-school partnerships, and in-school touring programs. We offer a full spectrum of theatre arts training, ranging from preschool creative dramatic programs to advanced performing arts skills and technical theatre.

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Expand Your Child’s CREATIVITY with Fun Academy Classes! 

FPCTA offers quality year-round educational classes for students ages 3-adult of all skill levels. Our goal is to help students develop their: Bodies, Voices, Minds, and Imaginations to enable them to flourish & grow, both as artists and people.  


We focus on Life Skills:

  • Active Listening

  • Creativity

  • Teamwork

  • Self-Confidence

  • Concentration 

  • Critical Thinking

  • Empathy 

Our Programs include:

  • Creative Drama

  • Acting

  • Musical Theatre

  • Dance

  • Film

  • Performance Showcases

  • Theme classes

At the end of the semester, students will showcase their work in our “Class Sharings” for invited family and friends.

Winter/Spring 2020 Registration opens November 1, 2019!

Summer Camp 2020 Registration opens February 1, 2020!

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FPCTA hosts a variety of camps during fall, holiday, spring, and summer breaks from School.

  • Students are divided into age appropriate groups

  • For week-long camps, Friday is “Sharing Day!” Campers Showcase their work to invited family and friends.

  • Before Care and After care is available

Explore the links for Camps below for details and to register. Questions? Contact Candice Cooper, Education Director, 256-539-6829,

School PRograms

FPCTA partners with other arts education programs to serve children wishing to further their arts studies. FPCTA after-school programs, Fantasy in the Classroom and Adopt-a-School are modifications of our general acting curriculum. Questions? Contact Candice Cooper, Education Director, 256-539-6829,


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FPCTA offers several workshop options during the year.

  • Acting

  • Technical Theatre

  • Corporate Workshops

  • Scout Badge Workshops

We can tailor a workshop to fit the needs of your organization. For more information or to book a workshop, please contact: Dana Clark, Education Coordinator, 256-539-6829,

 Private Lessons

FPCTA also offers private lessons specifically tailored to individual needs whether you’re preparing for an audition or a show or simply working at improving your skills and techniques as a performer. For additional information, including availability and rates or to schedule a private lesson-

Please Contact: Candice Cooper, Education Director, 256-539-6829,