Pearl Academy of Performing Arts


Pearl Academy of Performing Arts

Study after study reveals that students who study in the performing arts tend to be more creative, develop a stronger sense of self-esteem, and excel academically.  Skills acquired in theater and performance arts develop the habit of creative problem-solving, the ability to work well with others, and a confidence in all areas of life.


Pearl Academy of the Performing Arts (PAPA) Policies:

  • All tuition must be paid in full before class starts. All classes must have a minimum number of students to make. Class sizes are limited.
  • Students are expected/encouraged to attend all rehearsals and classes. Absences will affect casting.
  • All students are required to attend all performances as listed.
  • Required class attire consists of black jazz pants to the ankles, a plain black shirt or a Pearl Academy Shirt, gym shoes or jazz dance shoes, and socks. Hair must be secured and out of the face.  Students in flip-flops or open toed shoes will not be allowed to participate. This is a mandatory dress code that must be followed.
  • Students should be dropped off and picked up on time.
  • A $50 deposit is required to hold the student's place in the class or workshop. This deposit is applied toward's tuition non-refundable.
  • Once a class or workshop has begun, we cannot provide refunds.
  • Parents are expected to help with some aspect of production in a workshop. There are no set hours or tasks. An interest sheet will be provided.
  • Students should bring a bottle of water to class.
  • *We reserve the right to update or change these policies at any time, without prior notification.

Acting Classes for All Ages now Registering

The Pearl Academy of Performing Arts presents acting classes for all ages and experience levels.

  • Adult Acting Workshop, "Acting, An Art & A Technique" February 18- March 25. READ MORE
  • Teen Scene Study for Ages 12-17, January 27 - March 3 READ MORE
  • Acting and Musical Theatre for Children Ages 7-14, January 22 - March 5 READ MORE

Adult Acting Classes

Teen Acting Classes

Children's Acting Classes

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PAPA Scholarships Available!

Pearl Academy of Performing Arts


A limited number of scholarships are available through the generous sponsorship of Westside Veterinary Hospital in Pearland. These scholarships are based on financial need or other circumstances. Submission of application does not guarantee a scholarship. Please fill out the attached Pearl Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA) Scholarship Application Form.

The Scholarships are offered to “underserved” communities and families of need for summer camps at the Pearl Theater.

Application Procedure:

  • Students may not apply for more than one scholarship per year.
  • Applicants must identify the camp for which the scholarship will be used.
  • Students must include a letter (spelling will not be judged).
  • Applicants may be required to submit reference information.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to receive financial assistance with your theatre education!

Pearl Theater’s Summer Camp program offers students opportunities for expression, exploration, and the opportunity to make new friends while having fun learning theatre skills.

Please download the following application, fill out and return for scholarship consideration.

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Summer Camps 2017


Welcome to our 2017 Summer Camps. Get your children on stage this summer!

Early Registration, Multi-camp and sibling discounts available!


Welcome to our 2017 Summer Camps at the Pearl Theater.  Let your kids ACT up this summer.  All campers will get quality training in acting, singing, dancing, and design  by professionals in a safe and creative environment.  

Each actor will also have the opportunity to be a STAR in the end of camp showcases.

We offer half and full day camps for students ages 4 through college freshmen, beginners through more experienced students. 

Full day campers should bring a healthy sack lunch, two snacks, and a bottle of water. 

To save a spot in a summer camp a $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration with the balance due by TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE START OF CAMP.

Camp Tuition includes camper t-shirt and 1 FREE ticket to the showcase performance. All other tickets are just $3 available online or at the door.

Early Bird Deadline is May 31, 2017

Read more: Summer Camps 2017

Stagecraft 101

Stagecraft 101

What is it?

Stagecraft 101 is an educational initiative by the Guild design to teach our volunteers and the community about the fundamentals of working behind the scenes. Many people are interested in helping out in the theater, but do not want to be on stage. They don’t realize that there are many other areas where they can help. A series of classes offered this summer about the art (and science) of working backstage, covering the following disciplines:

  • Fundamentals of Directing
  • Stage Management
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound Design
  • Light/Sound Board Operation
  • Set Design
  • Set Construction
  • Costuming & Makeup

Read more: Stagecraft 101

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