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Frequently Asked Questions: Conservatory


I have a question about registration. 
I have to withdraw my child from a class. What are your refund policies? 
Can my child come and do a free "test class"?
Do you have financial aid/scholarships? 
Do you pro-rate classes? 
Where do your classes take place? 
My child is going to be late/absent from class/camp/rehearsal. Who should I contact? 
How do I know which level to enroll my child in? 
How can I get on an email list to receive information about class offerings and youth auditions?
I registered my child after the enrollment deadline. How do I know if he will get a spot?
How do I know when my child's final showing is?
Who do I contact if I have more questions?

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Do you have financial aid/scholarships?

We do have limited, need-based Financial Aid available for each session. Learn more about Financial Aid or apply for Financial Aid.

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Do you pro-rate classes?

We do not pro-rate classes during any of our sessions.

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Where do your classes take place?

Unless otherwise indicated, classes take place in the rehearsal studio space of the Berkeley Playhouse at the Julia Morgan Theater at 2640 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 or at one of our nearby satellite locations.

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My child is going to be late/absent from class/camp/rehearsal. Who should I contact?

For classes and camps: Email education@berkeleyplayhouse.org or call (510) 845-8542 x376 or (510) 845-8542 x379. Our education staff will pass word along to your child's teacher. For youth productions first contact your assistant director via Teamsnap or email.

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How do I know which level to enroll my child in?

We offer a variety of classes for all skill levels. All of our programs will denote the appropriate students grade range.
MakeBelievers is for our youngest performers (ages 2-5) and focus on creative storytelling.

Our camps and classes are best for students who are not, or are just becoming, familiar with theatrical experience and would like to build their confidence in acting, singing, and dancing as well as just to have fun.

Our application-based core classs are for students who have some existing theatrical experience or have taken other classes with us. Additionally, Skill-Building classes offer anyone of any level the opportunity to develop necessary musical theatre skills such as singing, dancing, and voice training.

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How can I get on an email list to receive information about class offerings and youth auditions?

Please sign up for an account ("log in" at top of page) to start receiving information about all Berkeley Playhouse activities and events.

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I registered my child after the enrollment deadline. How do I know if he will get a spot?

In the event that you register after the enrollment deadline, you will be contacted a week before the class begins letting you know if a spot is available. Please do not come to the class if you have not been contacted about enrollment.

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How do I know when my child's final showing is?

The last day of class is when final showings are held. Students should be dropped off for their class at the usual time and the doors will open to family and friends 45 minutes to a half hour before the class ends. For the winter break and summer break camps, the final showing may take place on either the second to last or last day of the program. Times will vary based on other final showings and available space. Please check the initial parent email and handout or with the teacher if you have any questions.

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Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Please email education@berkeleyplayhouse.org.

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I have to withdraw my child from a class. What are your refund policies?

Your payment is a commitment to attend the class for which you register. Tuition deposits and payments are used to secure teachers, supplies, and space reservations and our ability to plan depends on timely and full payments. Tuition is due upon enrollment in order to ensure your spot in a program.

Conservatory Classes: If you decide to withdraw from a class at least two weeks before the start date of the program, all but a $50 fee will be fully refunded. If you decide to withdraw after that deadline, all but a $50 fee will be credited to your account to be used for a Conservatory program within a year from the date the credit was issued. Sorry, no refunds or credits will be given 24 hours after the first class.

Conservatory Camps: Tuition is due upon enrollment in order to ensure your spot in a class. If you decide to withdraw from a camp at least one month before the start date of the program, all but a $50 fee will be fully refunded. Because of the high-demand for our camp programming, no refunds or credits will be given after this deadline.

Conservatory Youth Productions: Tuition is due upon enrollment in order to ensure your spot in KidStage or TeenStage. If you decide to withdraw at least one month before the start date of the program, all but a $100 fee will be fully refunded. Because of limited space, we can only refund tuition after this date if we can find another student to take your spot. Because of the high demand for our Summer Youth Production programming, refunds for summer productions will only ever be given if another student is available to take your place.  

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