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Our goal is to enrich the lives of young people by providing opportunities for them to be actively involved in the creative process through participation in a variety of theatre experiences under the leadership of professionals.

  • Theatre helps build up self-esteem with each round of applause the performers receive.
  • Being part of the theatre can help a child to move past their shyness and develop public speaking skills.
  • Theatre brings out a child's creativity by teaching them to open up their minds.



Richland Academy’s Little Black Box Theatre Company

We are excited to announce our newest programming! The Richland Academy's Little Black Box Theatre Company will provide young actors with a strong foundation for stage performance. 


Creative Drama is a process that develops imaginative thought and creative expression in children. Through the use of movement, pantomime, improvisation, story dramatization and group activities, children will gain language and communication skills, social awareness, problem-solving abilities, self-concept development, and an understanding of theatre.  

Rather than an attempt to create professional child actors, the goal of our program is designed to guide a child to self-fulfillment through the process of theatre techniques.

We will introduce theatre through creative dramatics by creating an environment where youngsters can feel comfortable to work creatively and think critically. Students will be able to apply techniques learned into their own creative expression as thinking, feeling, and creative human beings.


We are excited to offer our newest program: Musical Theater. This specialty class is for students who want to be a triple threat. Students  10 & Up can learn movement, study choreography and learn basic vocal and acting skills. This summer we are excited to offer two exciting camps for the future Broadway Star in your life!

  SUmmer Camps

Act 1 & Act 2: Beginning Drama for Little ones, starts the journey on stage for students as young as 4 years old. These classes are designed to provide beginning actors with the basic fundamentals of theatre through using creative dramatics to help  build confident and responsible thespians! Check out our summer classes!

Summer Classes


The staff at the Richland Academy shares in your desire for all to have an exceptional experience with the arts. The best way to see if the programs currently offered at the Academy are a fit for you is to request information »

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