Open House to Introduce ZACH North Arts Education Facility, December 3, 2016




Central Texans are cordially invited to an Open House at ZACH Theatre’s new location, ZACH NORTH (12129 Ranch Road 620N in Austin) Saturday, December 3, beginning at 10:00am until 3:00pm. There will be activities throughout the day, featuring onsite registration, demos and sample classes along with special guests and performances. (noted below)


As the premiere professional regional theatre serving thousands of students each year, ZACH’s Performing Arts School is committed to that same level of professionalism and excellence at ZACH NORTH.  Children learn life skills through theatre education to include creativity, confidence, and collaboration. All classes, taught by professionals in the field, train young actors about the process of creating theatre while having fun!  Younger classes focus on creativity, confidence, and teamwork, all in a supportive environment.  As classes progress, students become focused on deeper technique in how to perform, create characters, and prepare them for their next big role.


With an expansion in the Capital Region, ZACH NORTH will give Central Texan youth, ages 3.5 thru grade 5, the chance to experience ZACH Theatre’s professional training without the barrier of traveling into downtown Austin.


Schedule for Open House on Saturday, December 3, 2016



10:00 am Open House Begins, Sign Up for Sample Classes

10:20 am Sample Classes

Ages: 3.5 - 5 – “Story Drama”

Ages: K - 1st – “Broadway Kids”

Ages: 2nd - 3rd – “Musical Theatre”

10:45 am Performance

11:00 am Sample Classes

Ages: 3.5 - 5 – “Broadway Babies”

Ages: K - 1st – “Act the Story”

Ages: 4th – 5th – “Musical Theatre”

11:25 am – College Bound Conservatory Performance

11:40 am Sample Classes

Ages: 3.5 - 5 – “Story Drama”

Ages: 2nd – 3rd – “Create a Play”

Ages: 4th – 5th – “Improvisation”

12:15 pm Staff Remarks with a Pre-Professional Company Performance 

12:45 pm Staff Questions and Class Registration

1:00 pm Sample Classes

Ages: K - 1 – “Act the Story”

Ages: 2nd – 3rd – “Intro to Acting”

Ages: 4th – 5th – “Acting and Scene Study”

1:25 pm Theatre for Families Performance of Elephant and Piggie by ZACH’s College Bound Conservatory, ZACH’s Pre-Professional Company

1:40 pm Sample Classes

Ages: K - 1 – “Story Drama”

Ages: 2nd – 3rd – “Create a Play”

Ages: 4th – 5th – “Improvisation”

2:05 pm College Bound Conservatory Performance

2:20 pm Sample Classes

Ages: K - 1 – “Broadway Kids”

Ages: 2nd – 3rd – “Improvisation”

Ages: 4th – 5th – “Acting and Scene Study”

2:50 pm Closing Remarks

Nat Miller, Director of Education, ZACH Theatre

Chad Dike, Associate Director of Education, ZACH Theatre

3:00 pm Event Ends




WHERE:              ZACH NORTH (

                             12129 Ranch Road 620N, Austin, TX 78750 (click for map)

                             Free parking onsite.


ZACH NORTH Spring 2017 classes begin January 23, 2017.  Registration is available online at or by phone at 512-476-0541 x236. Payment plans and scholarship information are available.  For scholarship information please call 512-476-0594 x236 or visit ZACH Theatre


About ZACH Theatre

A non-profit organization, ZACH creates intimate theatre experiences that ignite the imagination, inspire the spirit, and engage the community. As Austin’s leading professional producing theatre, ZACH employs more than 300 actors, musicians, and designers annually to create its own diverse array of nationally recognized plays and musicals under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley and Managing Director Elisbeth Challener. Each year, ZACH serves nearly 115,000 Central Texans – 55,000 of which are children and youth who participate in our education and outreach programs, as well as inspiring camps and classes. ZACH Theatre is honored to host private and community events across the beautiful rental-ready spaces on our three-stage campus located in the heart of Austin. Founded in 1932 and in its 84nd season, ZACH is the longest continuously running theatre company in the state of Texas, and one of the ten oldest in the country. Visit for more information.