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


Our Winter 2017 Classes run from Monday, January 9-Friday, March 24. Registration for Spring classes is now open, and classes will take place from April 3, 2017-June 16, 2017 . If you are interested in classes and want to sit in, check out our Winter Class Showcases or please contact us!

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.