“In college I only did the safe stuff. Now I don’t care… and I’m growing more.” - Marcia , 68, performing arts student.


Registration is now open for Fall classes, which run from Sept. 25th through December 8th. Registration is also still open for the last of our Summer Performing Arts classes and workshops, which run through August. If you are interested in classes and want to sit in, please contact us! We offer a shortened schedule for summer, featuring 4-8 week classes, week-long intensives, and 2 day workshops.

FALL 2017 classes run from Monday, September 25th - Friday, December 8th (NOTE: no classes will be held during Thanksgiving week November 20th- 24th).

Are you ready to take your talents to the stage? Our Performing Arts Institute (PAI) will help you develop the skills and confidence in a fun, supportive community. Stagebridge's PAI program is the nation’s first professional performing arts training program for older adults. Our classes are customized for beginning to advanced students with instructors drawn from prestigious local theater programs such as Studio ACT, CalShakes, the Theater Department of California State East Bay, and the Drama Therapy Program of CIIS. Our program includes the following:

  • Acting
  • Dance & Movement
  • Improv
  • Directing
  • Playwriting
  • Musical Theatre
  • Singing
  • Storytelling

...and more!

Whether you’re looking for an extra dose of fun, or are seeking employment as an actor, director or teacher, PAI is an exciting and affordable way to develop a wide range of performing arts skills.