About the Pre-K – K Programs

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Classes for our youngest students are designed to create engaging invitations for students to learn through play! Students have fun while also developing important social skills such as  collaboration, communication, creative problem-solving and self expression. Each session there is a new theme to spark the imagination, creating a fun, new experience each class!

If you have questions about whether a program is the right match for your child or if your child needs accommodations to access any of our programming, please reach out to Jeri Hammond, Director of Education, at jerih@bu.edu

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Now Extended through December 31!
Use the code “Holiday20” to save 20% on all winter weekend classes!

Weekend Classes

Imaginary Adventures: Arctic Adventures (Virtual)

Get ready to take an imaginative trip! Inspired by a backpack full of mystery objects, students will head off on a new adventure each class using movement, creative problem-solving, and imaginative play! Students will receive a packing list each week, inviting them to use everyday objects in new and creative ways as they embark on their imaginary adventures. Each 4-week session’s adventures will revolve around a fun and developmentally appropriate theme.
Grades: Kindergarten, Pre-K | Type(s): Creative Drama, Virtual |
Tuition: $80
Saturdays (Jan 22 - Feb 12) 9:00am to 10:00am
Taught by: Kristala Smart
Sundays (January 23 - Feb 13) 9:00am to 10:00am
Taught by: Eva Murray

Imaginary Adventures: Deep Down Underground (Virtual)

Get ready to take an imaginative trip! Inspired by a backpack full of mystery objects, students will head off on a new adventure each class using movement, creative problem-solving, and imaginative play! Students will receive a packing list each week, inviting them to use everyday objects in new and creative ways as they embark on their imaginary adventures. Each 4-week session’s adventures will revolve around a fun and developmentally appropriate theme.
Grades: Kindergarten, Pre-K | Type(s): Creative Drama, Virtual |
Tuition: $80
Saturdays (March 5 - March 26) 9:00am to 10:00am
Sundays (March 6 - March 27) 9:00am to 10:00am

February Vacation Programs

Our February Vacation week programs all invite students to adapt and create original stories.

Inspired by our upcoming production of Make Way For Ducklings, a new adaptation of the beloved story. 

Stories Alive (In-Person)

Through creative movement, imagination, and hands-on art activities, students jump into the world of a new story each day and set sail on this interactive theatre experience specially designed for our youngest students. The morning will be spent engaging in creative drama and movement and the second half of the day will be our Afternoon Arts Adventure: hands-on visual arts projects inspired by story illustrations. At the last class, family and friends are invited as students share some highlights of their imaginative journey. Before-care (8 am to 9 am) and aftercare (3:30 pm to 5:00pm) are available for an additional fee.
All students participating in in-person programming must be eligible for vaccination (ages 5+) and show proof of vaccination. Click here to review our current policies related to Covid-19.
Grades: Kindergarten, Pre-K | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Vacation Week |
Tuition: $450
Monday - Friday, Feb 21 - 25 9:00am - 3:30pm

April Vacation Programs

Spend your April vacation at WFT: There’s No Place Like Home!

February vacation is all about Musical Theatre! Classes will be tied to the main stage production of The Wizard of Oz.   All classes will attend a matinee performance of our production of The Wizard of Oz during the week.

Over the Rainbow (In-Person)

A week of creative play! Students will work together and use their imaginations, bodies, and voices while exploring the imaginative world of The Wizard of Oz. The morning will be spent engaging in creative drama and movement and the second half of the day will be our Afternoon Arts Adventure: hands-on visual arts projects inspired by all the colors of the rainbow. Before-care (8 am to 9 am) and aftercare (3:30 pm to 5:00) are available for all programs. All students participating in in-person programming must be eligible for vaccination (ages 5+) and show proof of vaccination. Click here to review our current policies related to Covid-19.
Grades: Kindergarten, Pre-K | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Vacation Week |
Tuition: $450
Monday - Friday, April 18 - 22 9:00am - 3:30pm

Summer Programs

Please note, all grades refer to placement in the fall of 2022.

Story Explorers: Book a Trip

A week of creative play! Students will work together and use their imaginations, bodies, and voices while traveling to realms both real and imaginary. Where will your travels take you? The morning will be spent engaging in creative drama and movement and the second half of the day will be our Afternoon Arts Adventure: hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.
A final demonstration for family and friends will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the last day of class.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $450
Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1 9:00am - 3:30pm

Treasure Trunk Theatre: On the High Seas

Ahoy, me maties! Get ready to take an imaginative trip! Inspired by mystery objects found in the treasure trunk, students will head off on a new adventure each day using movement, creative problem-solving, and imaginative play. An engaging theme charts the course for a fun-filled journey. Calling all seafaring folk: pirates, mermaids, and adventurers to climb aboard and let your imaginations set sail. The morning will be spent engaging in creative drama and movement and the second half of the day will be our Afternoon Arts Adventure: hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.
A final demonstration for family and friends will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the last day of class.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $360
Tuesday, July 5 - Friday, July 8 9:00am - 3:30pm

Story Explorers: Appetizing Adventures

A week of creative play! Students will work together and use their imaginations, bodies, and voices while exploring favorite tasty tales such as Dragons Love Tacos or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Get ready to cook up something delicious! The morning will be spent engaging in creative drama and movement and the second half of the day will be our Afternoon Arts Adventure: hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.
A final demonstration for family and friends will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the last day of class.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person |
Tuition: $450
Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15 9:00am - 3:30pm

Music Movers: Barnyard Boogie

Get ready to move and groove! Students will make their own music exploring rhythm and music dynamics such as loud/soft, high/low, fast/slow. Through creative movement inspired by favorite animals, students will explore different ways of moving in a celebration of self-expression. In our Music Movers classes, dancing to the beat of your own drum is encouraged! The morning will be spent engaging in music-making and movement and the second half of the day will be our Afternoon Arts Adventure: hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week. A final demonstration for family and friends will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the last day of class.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $450
Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22 9:00am - 3:30pm

Treasure Trunk Theatre: Out of this World

5,4,3,2,1…. Blast off! Get ready to take an imaginative trip! Inspired by mystery objects found in the treasure trunk, students will head off on a new adventure each day using movement, creative problem-solving, and imaginative play. An engaging theme charts the course for a fun-filled journey. This class is truly out of this world: walk on the moon, blast off on a rocket ship, travel the solar system, and still be back for lunch. The morning will be spent engaging in creative drama and movement and the second half of the day will be our Afternoon Arts Adventure: hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week. A final demonstration for family and friends will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the last day of class.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $450
Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29 9:00am - 3:30pm

Story Explorers: Lost & Found

A week of creative play! Students will work together and use their imaginations, bodies, and voices while embarking on searches for lost objects, hidden worlds, and mysterious clues. Bring your spirit of exploration! The morning will be spent engaging in creative drama and movement and the second half of the day will be our Afternoon Arts Adventure: hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week. A final demonstration for family and friends will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the last day of class.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $450
Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5 9:00am - 3:30pm

Music Movers: Jurassic Jive

Get ready to move and groove! Students will make their own music exploring rhythm and music dynamics such as loud/soft, high/low, fast/slow. Through creative movement inspired by favorite dinosaurs, students will explore different ways of moving in a celebration of self-expression. In our Music Movers classes, dancing to the beat of your own drum is encouraged! The morning will be spent engaging in music-making and movement and the second half of the day will be our Afternoon Arts Adventure: hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week. A final demonstration for family and friends will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the last day of class.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $450
Monday, August 8 - Friday, August 12 9:00am - 3:30pm

Under the Big Top: A High Flying Circus

Come one, Come all to the Greatest Show on Earth! We will bring our summer to a rousing finish with a week-long exploration of the theatrical world of the circus. Professional Boston area Circus artists will lead classes each day in circus skills such as clowning, juggling, tumbling, spinning plates, hula hoops, acrobatics, Chinese yo-yo, and more! In addition, Wheelock Family Theatre teaching artists will lead classes in physical comedy, musical theatre, and movement. All together, making for a three-ring circus of an experience!
Families are invited to join us under the big top at 2:00 p.m.on the last afternoon for a sharing of the week’s learning as we celebrate the end of another fun-filled summer at Wheelock Family Theatre!
Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Clowning, Improv, In Person, Physical Comedy, Summer, Visual Arts |
Tuition: $450
Monday, August 15 - Friday, August 19 9:00am - 3:30pm

Multi-Week Performance Classes

Semi Private Coaching

Are you looking to take your singing or acting to the next level? In our NEW semi-private coaching, students will work in small groups of 2 to 3 with professional voice and acting coaches to develop their skills and learn to maximize their instruments of body and voice. Spots are limited and are first-come first-serve.

Students will be paired with a teacher and in small groups based on their grade and previous experience.

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