You can now register online at your convenience, simply visit CTA Current Season, and you can access the registration for each class or camp offering.


Call 785-827-6126


Complete the registration form and send to maggie@salinatheatre.com


Complete the registration form and mail with payment to:

Center for Theatre Arts
Theatre Salina
P.O. Box 2305
Salina, KS 67402-2305


Fall class start date is TBA and will meet until CTA CenterStage in May. CTA classes still meet during USD 305 in-service days. Our regular classes’ ONLY scheduled breaks are:

Labor Day
Thanksgiving Break
Winter Break
Spring Break

For the most recent information on closures, please refer to the Center for Theatre Arts Facebook page.



Tuition varies between classes and seasons.

Visit our CTA Current Season page to see current offerings and brochures.


Monthly payments are due on the first of every month, no later than the 10th. A late fee of $5 will be incurred on your account for all accounts received past the 10th.  Lessons will be suspended for accounts 60 days past due. Tuition is non refundable, regardless of attendance. All payments should be made directly to the office personnel so a receipt can be issued. Registration will only be considered complete once a payment has been made. No one will be permitted to take class without first paying.  Returned checks will be assessed a $25.00 charge.

Any student who registers for two or more classes in the same semester is eligible for a 15% discount. Discounts cannot be combined. One discount per person, per semester. Discounts not available for special workshops or camps.

Center for Theatre Arts turns no dedicated student away for inability to pay. Click the SCHOLARSHIP tab above for more information.



Please keep these policies handy for your information. By signing the registration form, you are stating that you have read all of the policies in their entirety, and that you understand, agree, and completely support all policies and rules of Center for Theatre Arts. If you have any questions, contact Education Director Megan Coberly at 785.827.6126 or email megan@salinatheatre.com.

For the most recent information, please refer to the Center for Theatre Arts Facebook page.

Please be prompt in picking up your children. We are not responsible for children once they leave the building. Adult supervision ends at the end of each class. Students up to 8 years old must be dropped off and picked up from their classroom.

CTA is not responsible for any lost items. It is recommended that students do not bring valuables to class.

All classes, unless indicated, are structured to work toward performing at CTA CenterStage. Each school year culminates with the CenterStage annual showcase, in which every school year session student may perform. Summer session students do not perform in the recital. The annual showcase gives students the opportunity to showcase what they have learned throughout the year and is meant to be a fun and exciting way to cap off the season. Costumes for the showcase will be chosen by the teacher and announced to students and parents by the end of March. Costumes range in price from $10-$200 and must be paid for in full when ordering. Costume orders are non-refundable. Students must have a costume in order to perform. Adult tickets may be purchased for $10 each; student tickets for $5 each (plus tax). Check with the Theatre for yearly dates.

Certain classes may be asked to perform for main stage productions and special events. Costumes will be coordinated per performance.

No gum, candy, toys, food, smoking, or beverages (other than water) are allowed in the classroom.

Each class will identify specific needs such as water bottles, pencils, and shoes.

Students should use the restroom before class. There will be limited permission to leave class to use the restroom.

Students are not allowed to use CTA classrooms without staff supervision.

All students and parents should use the north white door or “Stage 1 Door” on the west side of the building for select Vocal, Acting, and Dance classes.

Attendance is taken at every class. If your child will not be able to attend his or her scheduled class, please contact the studio teacher in advance. No tuition adjustments are made for missed lessons.

You are responsible for all aspects of class participation unless a class withdrawal notice is provided to the Education Director or Business manager. You are responsible for all fees incurred up to that point. Tuition is non refundable and is posted on the 1st and cannot be changed after that date. There will be no refunds for any reason after the first scheduled class, whether or not the student has attended those classes.

Once your child is registered, you are responsible for making payments whether or not they attend class. Communication with the Education Director or the Business Manager is necessary to stop billing.

While we want all participants to enjoy themselves during class time, should a student be disruptive or disrespectful, that student will be asked to leave. This is to ensure that students and instructors derive maximum benefit from the classroom experience.

Center for Theatre Arts at Theatre Salina reserves the right to cancel a class if there is insufficient enrollment and will issue a full refund should this occur. If a cancellation occurs for individual class time, a make up class will be scheduled.

CTA classes follow the weather closings as set by the Salina public school system. Check our Facebook page or call the theatre for information. Notices are posted on class day and by e-mails or text. Weekend notifications are posted at least 30 minutes before the first class.

By signing the registration form, you give Theatre Salina’s Center for Theatre Arts the right to use any photos or videos for promotion of the studio (newspapers, flyers, website, etc.). They will not be used for any other purpose. No cameras (still or video) are allowed in class without advance written permission from the Education Director.

Private lessons are available in all theatre art subjects. Private lessons are handled by individual teachers. For assistance any in finding the right teacher contact the education office.

CTA classes are geared to challenge you in body awareness, fitness, and artistry. This involves physical contact. Instructors will often need to make hands-on contact to adjust students’ alignment and to demonstrate proper motion. If this makes students uncomfortable please contact the teacher or Education Director.

Each class has a specific dress code depending on the skill being learned, this is available in the brochure for each season. Street clothes and shoes must be worn over dance clothes when outside the building. Under no circumstances should a student ever wear dance shoes outside. It is not the responsibility of the instructor or CTA for loss of materials or items left in the classroom, green room, dressing rooms, or other areas of the building. Every dance class requires students to be in dance clothes and required dance shoes. Any questions can be addressed with your teacher.

In the event of a medical emergency if we are unable to contact a parent, or if time does not permit, we will take the student to Salina Regional Health Center or use the 911 service. Expenses incurred will be paid by the parent or legal guardian.

No visitors are allowed in the classroom. Students feel more confident making creative choices without an audience. Parent observation days may be scheduled throughout the year, these would be organized and communicated by the teacher if they occur. If a parent has a specific concern, call the Education Director to arrange for a class observation. CTA cannot assume responsibility for any un-enrolled child accompanying a student to class.

Please keep these policies for your information. By signing the registration form, you are stating that you have read all of the above statements in their entirety, and that you understand, agree, and completely support all policies and rules of Center for Theatre Arts.

If you have any questions please contact Megan Coberly, Education Director, at 785.827.6126.




Center for Theatre Arts turns no dedicated student away for inability to pay. CTA students wishing to receive financial assistance must apply for scholarship. In order to offset the cost of operating the youth programs we ask that everyone pay at least 60% of the tuition for the classes/workshops you enroll in. This ensures we can continue paying our highly qualified staff. Any student, parent/guardian receiving scholarship is asked to repay the theatre with volunteer time.

Two types of scholarships are available, need based, and merit based. Need based scholarship applications will be reviewed and when approved, CTA will scholarship up to 40% of the student’s cost. The student or parent/guardian of the student will be responsible for paying the unscholarshipped portion of tuition. Need Based Scholarship applications may be submitted with the Google Form listed here:

Need Based Scholarship Form


Merit based scholarships are by invitation only, based on teacher recommendation and confirmed by at least one other CTA instructor. Merit scholarship students must have been enrolled for both fall and spring semesters of the previous school year with more than one CTA teacher, demonstrate strong leadership in the classroom, and show dedication to the program.

Every scholarship student will receive a specific volunteer assignment they are to complete throughout the year, along with a corresponding hourly rate that will be used to repay the scholarship moneys. All scholarship tuition will be earned through specifically assigned volunteer time, coordinated by our Scholarship Administrator, Jessica Polzella.

Theatre Salina is a not-for-profit organization and we rely on the community for support to keep our programs running. Though some of these tasks may seem menial, please know that the theatre staff performs these tasks the rest of the year when volunteer help is not available.

For additional information, please reach out to Jessica Polzella, Scholarship Administrator at jessica@salinatheatre.com or Maggie Spicer Brown, Education Director, at maggie@salinatheatre.com.



Center for Theatre Arts is proud to offer a selection of performance opportunities, for more information please visit our Auditions of Current Season pages.