Aurora Academy

Preparing Students to Perform Like Professionals

Aurora Theatre, the only professional theatre in Gwinnett County, is the ideal place for young people to study the performing arts. What distinguishes Aurora Theatre Academy from other drama classes is that students have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a professional theatre, and their instructors are working professionals with years of real-world theatrical experience. In addition to receiving training to be a winner on stage, students build confidence, communication and life skills that will be a valuable part of their bright futures. As a non-profit with a deep commitment to educational outreach, classes are reasonably priced at only $200 for a six- to eight-week session.

Why choose Aurora Theatre Academy?

  • Professional Instruction
    Our classes give students the opportunity to study with professionals. Aurora Theatre Academy uses working actors, directors and theatre practitioners from all over the United States.
  • State-of-the-Art Facility
    Our multiple stages showcase your child’s talent.
  • Positive Expression
    Our artistic environment promotes self-confident, cooperative, imaginative children.

Aurora Academy Camp Testimonials

“I’ve learned dancing, singing, and acting techniques that have made me a better actor. Also, I’ve made great friends from attending the Aurora!”
—Wyanda Garner, Student

“It was nice to get up each morning and seeing my new friends and learning great new acting games.”
—Daniel Forbes Jr, Student

“I had a great time learning to improve my acting and working with other people.”
—Alex Bertke, Student

“My teacher thought I was one of the loudest which is a good thing because in the play we performed in front of our parents, your voice has to be loud and have a lot of diction.”
—Sarah Legg, Student

“I feel confident now that when I audition for a play, or when performing a show, I will know what everything means and exactly what to do.”
—Caitlin Cavanaugh, Student

“It helped me to develop my acting, singing, and dancing better. Oh yeah I had a blast too.”
—Sam Casey, Student

“My first day I was very shy, but by the end of the camp, I was sassy for the song I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right out of My Hair.

“I would like to pursue my dream of becoming an actress someday, so coming to this camp was a great experience for me.”
—Delaney Burke, Student

“Jenna is a vibrant 8 year old who is a little shy at first… She comes home excited and can’t wait for her performance at the end of the week!”
—Liz Keyton, Parent

“I never thought I could memorize anything in just a few hours. I feel like an actor. I think this camp has helped me to come out of my shell.”
—Jeremiah Harvey, Student

“I gained a lot of new friends and confidence from this experience. It has helped me because I really didn’t like being in front of a lot of people; when I got my script, I wasn’t sure if I could do it, but I did and it was awesome!”
—Bailey Fielder, Student

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Classes 2018 - 2019

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Learning Library Series

Aurora Learning Library

Fully-staged professional productions for elementary schools students. Performed on the Aurora Theatre MainStage on weekday mornings.

Why Learning Library makes a fantastic field trip:

  • Directly related to the curriculum.
  • Contains multiple direct connections to the AKS, vital for student achievement.
  • Comes complete with extensive Study Guide.
  • Title I funding available.
  • Morning program runs about an hour.
  • Includes a performance as well as discussion before and after to reinforce the educational content of the experience.
  • Mindful of Gwinnett County Schools bus schedules.
  • Ample bus parking.

Now Booking Weekday Morning Performances Student Groups

To book your group or for additional information contact the Box Office:

See what 12,000 Gwinnett County School Children and their teachers are already raving about!

“My students really enjoyed the play! What a wonderful job you all did. I can’t wait to take my family to a play at Aurora!”–Mrs. Millard (Teacher, Walnut Grove Elementary)

“We all LOVED it, it was amazing. My kids from the youngest to the oldest all got something out of it!  We talked about the character’s playing multiple roles, about how much they practice, about what a stage manager does… they got SO much out of it! I love the Aurora Theater and what all you guys do for the kids in the community!”–Tricia Williams (Home School Parent/Teacher)

“My favorite character was the Mouse. Because they were awesome, I would not change anything!”–Francis (About “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”, 6-year old student, Sycamore Elementary)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller  
From the story by Washington Irving

Directed by Katie Chambers

This October, bring your students to a weekday morning reenactment of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by American literary great Washington Irving. Superstitious schoolmaster Icabod Crane must rely on superior wit against village brute Brom Bones in order to win the hand of the beautiful Katrina, the prettiest gal in Tarrytown. But like any great ghost story, Icabod’s own fears of the legendary Headless Horseman and of a so-called haunted bridge may get the better of him. The thrilling conclusion of this eerie tale will make your heart race. Aurora Theatre Learning Library brings these vivid characters of the 18th century to life in the perfect educational Fall field trip.  

Running time: 1 hour, with pre and post-show discussions.

In order to make the most out of your experience, we include a pre-show introduction to the theatre and theatre etiquette, as well as a post-show discussion with the actors that helps students discover the magic of theatre and learn about all the different careers that go into making a performance happen.

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Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure

Based on the Netflix original series “BEAT BUGS”  
Created by Josh Wakely  
Written by Sean Cercone & David Abbinanti 

Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure, a new musical adaptation of the Netflix animated TV series, centers around five pals who explore the world and learn life lessons with a little help  
from their friends. The show incorporates numerous songs from the iconic Lennon/McCartney catalogue including “All You Need Is Love”, “Come Together”, “Yellow Submarine”, and more! 

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Apprentice Company 2018-2019

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Summer Camp 2018

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