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CBU Youth Acting Academy


CBU Youth Acting Academy (YAA), in partnership with Inland Empire Musical Arts, provides youth ages 8-17 with high quality theatre arts experience that integrates drama, movement, music and stagecraft.  




September to May



Taught by CBU Theatre Faculty, Staff, and Students, CBU Youth Acting Academy offers afternoon classes for students ages 8 - 17.

Held on campus at California Baptist University at the Wallace Theatre, classes are held weekly in the Fall and Spring Semesters.


Over the course of a calendar year, class offerings include:

  • Creative Drama

  • Acting Fundamentals

  • Audition Techniques

  • Musical Theatre

  • One-week Acting Summer Camp (Grades 7-12)


Students study theatre in a safe, supportive environment

designed to nurture creativity, imagination, and individual growth. 

Fall Semester Classes:

Acting Ensemble (ages 8-11)
Mondays, 5:00pm – 5:55pm
Musical Theatre Workshop
Mondays, 5:00pm – 5:55pm (ages 12-17)
Mondays, 6:00pm – 6:55pm (ages 8-11)
Auditioning and Performance Technique Class (ages 12-17)
Mondays, 6:00pm – 6:55pm
Spring Musical Production:

The annual CBU Youth Acting Academy Spring Production is a real highlight for the year. Student apply the various techniques from the Fall Semester to build a large acting cast to grow and deepen skills and singing for the stage.

Spring Production will be announced soon. Student may sign up for an audition time slot below. ​

CBU Theatre Student Productions:

IEMA Students and Families can attend a weekday Student Matinee Production for $5 per ticket


IEMA Students can attend a Regular Show Time FREE with paid adult ticket. $10 IEMA parent ticket. 

Purchase tickets by contacting the Wallace Theatre Box Office 

(951) 343-4319 or email

CBU Youth Acting Academy Musical Theatre Production Auditions:


Students will perform a short acapella song and rehearse some dialog onsite. Song choice and music at bottom of page. 

CBU Youth Acting Academy in Partnership with CBU Wallace Theatre for Spring Musical!


Spring Musical for 2023 will be Cinderella! Sign up to audition. 

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