Fall 2023 Class Schedule

Fall classes now registering!

The class act program will be offering classes for K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and Adults. 

Who: Adults (18+)

When: Wednesdays

October 18th, 25th

November 1st, 8th

Time: 6:00-7:30pm.

Tuition: $100.00

Where: Buxton’s. 1904 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes Wa, 98221

Instructor: Kari Wishingrad

Who: Preschool (ages 3-5)

When: Wednesdays

October 11th-November 1st

Time: 10:00-11:00am.

Tuition: $100.00

Where: Buxton’s. 1904 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes Wa, 98221

Instructor: Karen Pollack

This class is currently full. To be placed on a waitlist please email classact@acttheatre.com.

Who: K-2nd Grade (Ages 5-8).

When: Fridays. September 29th-October 26th. (5 weeks).

Time: 4:15-5:45pm. Performance: October 27th, 5:15pm.

Where: Buxton’s. 1904 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221.

Instructors: Rebecca Pursley and Kim Housholder

“Every year, the pirates meet at a secret location to share their most daring adventures. Don’t miss their stories of sea monsters, krakens and treasures under the sea!” The class instructor will work with each student to help them create a unique pirate character. Students will then be a part of a narrated performance complete with costumes and makeup. Each day of class, students will also have the chance to play fun theatre games that will help develop their acting skills and their ability to work with others. This play will be performed at Buxton’s on the last day of class”

This class is currently full. To be placed on a waitlist please email classact@acttheatre.com.

Who: 3rd-5th Grade (Ages 9-11).
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays. October 3rd-26th. (4 weeks).
Time: 4:00-5:30pm.
Where: Buxton’s. 1904 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes Wa, 98221.
Performance: Friday October 27th, 7:00pm.
Instructor: Mike Jenkins

“A Tour of a Haunted Castle takes a Comic Turn”


A Note to ClassACT parents:

Anacortes Community Theatre is currently in the process of retooling our processes and programs to make them more equitable and sustainable as ACT bounces back from pandemic-whoas. One of these programs is ClassACT. We wish to bring this wonderful program into a bright new future!

The first step in this process was the promotion of ACT performer, teacher, and staff member, Abigail Hanson, to Education and Administrative Manager. Abigail is a skilled educator and artistic leader in our community whose true passion lies in facilitating theater performance and education opportunities for Skagit Valley youth.

The second step, this step, is adjusting our pricing structure to ensure ClassACT is financially healthy as it grows. In the past, our pricing was economical but barely covered the costs of running the program and did not leave room for growth. In the face of high inflation and our desire to bring you quality programming with the best teachers in the valley, we have had to make some changes. Starting this Spring and Summer you will see an increase in our classes for students K to 12th, these classes are still well priced and now better reflect the quality of programming your student is receiving. We do understand that increased costs can be a challenge for some parents facing economic hardships and we want ClassACT to be accessible to all. In the Fall, ClassACT will launch a full scholarship program for all ages. For now, if you are finding the current cost of tuition to be a barrier to enrollment, please reach out to classact@acttheatre.com. If you’d like to support your neighbors, you can do so by making a donation to Class ACT HERE.

What’s next for ClassACT? We plan to expand our offerings as we bring ClassACT to more local schools and create expanded classes offerings at our new additional location at Buxton’s (1904 Commercial Ave).

Thank you for your understand and patience as we move forward together!