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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Summer Camps 2018

Summer Camp 2018

Welcome to our 2018 Summer Camp!
Get your children on stage 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 High School Seniors, beginners through more experienced students.
Full day campers should bring a healthy sack lunch, two snacks, and a bottle of water. Half day campers should bring a snack & bottle of water. Campers should dress comfortably in clothes that allow them to move freely with closed toed shoes which are to be worn at all times.
To save a spot in a summer camp a $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration with the payment options available.

Camp Tuition includes camper t-shirt and 1 FREE ticket to the showcase performance.
Early Bird Deadline is April 14, 2018.



10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
by Don Zolidis

It's the end of the world and hordes of rampaging zombies are about to kill you. What do you do? Try your hand at kung fu against the undead? Attempt to reason with creatures that would rather eat brains than use them? Turn to this handy and hilarious guide to survive the apocalypse! After two weeks of learning about producing a play from the audition phase to opening/closing nights and then to strike, participants will complete this camp with true knowledge of what it's like to be a part of a full production from beginning to end. It will be a time to remember! This is a Production Camp with a weekend of shows following the camp. Please make sure your camper is available for shows.
Camp director: Curtis Barber.

Camp Dates and Hours:

  • Monday- Friday 9 am to 5pm, July 9 - 20, 2018

Performances (Tickets $10):

  • Friday, July 20 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, July 21 at 3 PM and  7:30 PM
  • Sunday, July 22 at 3PM with a Sunday Strike following the show. 

Sign up your big & small Zombies now to come act up with us this summer!!
**EARLY DROP OFF/LATE PICK UP AVAILABLE for an additional charge**

$50 Non-refundable registration fee

Tuition for Ages 8 - 18: $400 before April 14, 2018  / $425 after April 14, 2018
Scholarships Available


 Other Day Camps:

 My Puppet and I

COCO Comes to Life

  • June 11 - 15
  • Monday - Friday 9am to Noon
  • Ages 4 - 8
  • Before April 14 $100, After April 14 $120

Puppetry is a great introductory tool to the art of theater! Your little will get to create a puppet and then learn techniques to use that puppet to alleviate stage fright, express emotions and have fun while on stage.

This three hour camp will have a snack break so please send a healthy snack and a water with your child each day.
The week will wrap with a short showcase of all the campers have learned. One comp ticket included. Showcase tickets $3 each.
Scholarships Available


  • June 25 - 29
  • Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm
  • Ages 6-12
  • Before April 14 $255, After April 14 $280

Do you love to sing and dance like Miguel? Did you like Miguel’s story? Then this Coco inspired camp is for you! Ignite your inner performer as we celebrate each student's heritage and individuality through music, art, and storytelling inspired by the movie.

This all day camp will have two snack breaks & a lunch so please send two healthy snacks, a lunch and water with your child each day. Also, plan for your camper to dress comfortably with closed toed shoes.
The week will wrap with a showcase to demonstrate what the campers have learned throughout the week. One comp ticket included. Showcase tickets $3 each.
Scholarships Available


PAPA Scholarships Available!

Pearl Academy of Performing Arts

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

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

pdf2018 Scholarship Application

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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