West Performing Arts | Santa Cruz, CA

Advance Acting Programs for Teens Now Enrolling!

Ashland 2016

WEST is going to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival– and you are invited!

That’s right– up to 6 shows and 3 workshops and 1 tour in 4 days!

Have a great time seeing world class theatre. Register for Ashland right away.

We only have 12 spots available!   Find out more


Acting Conservatory with Shakespeare Santa Cruz

Have you ever wanted to work with the actors, directors and core staff of a professional theatre company?  This is your chance. Join us in our 9th year of collaboration with Santa Cruz Shakespeare in bringing the Bard to the next generation of actors.  Find out more


First Folio: Advanced Conservatory

The study and production of Aristophane’s Lysistrata with John Pasha

John Pasha

First Folio is designed for students with a foundational knowledge of classical text, who have demonstrated a commitment to the rigor of the WEST/SCS Conservatory program, are ready to explore their role as actor to a professional standard, and are planning on pursuing theatre at the university or professional level.  Find out more

The Adventure is just beginning…

Montessori School: Chocolate


Order Now!

Order your videos now! Deadline May 10!

  • Cost $30
  • All videos will be uploaded on to an 8 GB USB flash drive
  • All video orders must be received by May 10
  • All USB Flash drives will be delivered to Santa Cruz Montessori on May 20 (delivery by U.S. mail by arrangement and additional cost)

2016 Summer Theatre Camps

The Adventure Begins… Enrolling Now! 

The Adventure Begins

  1. From Hogwarts to a galaxy far, far away – we have a summer of fun unlike any other.
  2. The Adventure Begins June 13

And more… Three locations throughout Santa Cruz County

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