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Classes & Camps

Classes, Private Lessons, Scout Acting Workshops

Steel Beam Theatre acting 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 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 a SBT YOUTH PRODUCTION, Congratulations!

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

Private Acting Lessons

Instructor - Lori Holm

SBT offers private acting sessions to youth - adults. The hour long sessions are scheduled according to availability. The first session is FREE to access skill level and goals for each individual. All following sessions are $40/hour. Please contact Lori Holm at 630-887-7269 or email with questions and to schedule an appointment.

Sessions are scheduled by appointment

Fee - First Session Free, $40/hour thereafter

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!

Troupe iMprove - Don't Think, IMPROVISE!!

We are looking for high school and college students to form our Troupe iMprov comedy team! Instructor, Shelby Quinn will share her skills gained at Second City and iO Chicago with our students!

Course Description: Del Close preached to regard one another as geniuses, poets and artists. Over the course of our six weeks our ensemble will do just that as we explore short form games and long form improv culminating in show(s) at the end of the term. Reinforcing skills that will have you performing like the comedy greats. Through improv we have the unique power to create, edit and empower ourselves, teammates and audience via our performance. And best yet, it’s the most fun

Instructor - Shelby Quinn
High School/College
Min 3/Max 6
4:30 - 6 p.m.
November 29, Dec. 3, 13, 20, Jan. 3 SHOW Monday Jan. 10

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