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Classes & Camps

Spring/Summer 2016 - Classes, Private Lessons, Workshops

Steel Beam Theatre ACTING STUDIO classes offer a nurturing environment for students to explore, be challenged and grow in performance skills! The creative process is a key focus to develop characters and strong performance skills as part of the Steel Beam mission to bring high-quality theatrical training to the community.

Classes are held in the Steel Beam Rehearsal Space at 951 State Ave. in St Charles (map). Contact SBT Acting Studio Education Coordinator/Instructor Lori Holm 630-887-7269 or


In accordance with local school districts, when schools are closed due to poor weather conditions, or holiday breaks, Steel Beam Classes are also "closed". Thank you.


If you have been cast in an Acting Studio production, Congratulations!

Please Click here to register for a play and pay tuition.


Join us this summer for a magical comedy... Head Master Wizard of Camp BB&B has a huge problem! They need more campers to attend in order to keep their land! Camp Leaders are worried and take matters into their own magical hands. They decide to turn the nearby swamp toads, frogs, and other mucky creatures into campers!!! Will this crazy trick work? Or will Head Master get "hopping mad"?

Students will learn acting skills through games and exercises and prepare roles for final performance. Each student receives camp t-shirt and two (2) free tickets!

AGES: 1st grade - 5th grade
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
June 27 - July 1
SHOW DATE: Saturday July 2 at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Please Click here to register.


Comedic story-telling is key on this island! A mash up of Survivor, Gilligan's Island, and Lord of the Flies make a stay at this beach resort unpredictable! Students will learn and practice the skills used for comedic improvisation through games and exercises. This summer camp ends with two (2) performances on the SBT Main Stage! Each student receives camp t-shirt and two (2) free tickets!

AGES: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th grades
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
July 11 - July 20
SHOW DATE: Thur, July 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Please Click here to register.

Private Acting Lessons

Instructor - Lori Holm

Students receive 1 hour lesson based on their personal goals as an artist and skill level. Your first session includes a meeting with instructor to access your goals/plan for training path. Training may include, but is not limited to audition preparation, building a monologue portfolio, intro to acting, public speaking, character development, improv, scenework...

Sessions are scheduled by appointment

Fee - $40/hour

Age - youth and/or adult

Girl Scouts Acting Workshops

SBT is a proud official partner of the Girl Scout organization for nearly three years! Our after school acting workshops have been designed specifically for each "journey" from Daisy to Senior level!

All participants will experience a fast paced, fun and informative session anchored in teamwork and acting games. They will perform as a group on the Main Stage at Steel Beam Theatre!

Earn your badge and bring your journey to life on stage!!! Schedule an ACTING WORKSHOP today!!!!

Workshops Information:

  • - scheduled according to availability Monday through Thursday. Please call Lori Holm 630-887-7269
  • - 1 hour in length
  • - held at Steel Beam Theatre located at 111 W Main Street St Charles IL 60174 (parking garage is located on the South side of the theatre with an entrance on that same side through the Plaza)
  • - $10 per participant
  • - an $80 deposit is required upon scheduling to HOLD your spot this is NOT IN ADDITION to your final cost (example: if you have 10 students you will pay $80 deposit prior to your session and only owe $20 on the day of your session = $100/10 students)
  • - parents and advisors are welcome to watch and/or participate at no additional cost

We would love to work with your troop! Contact Lori Holm 630-887-7269 to schedule a session!