Beginning in June 

Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA. 

Offering a variety of workshops for youths ages 8-16 featuring theater skills for up-and-coming actors, the workshops will introduce the concepts of stage presence, the art of physical comedy, improv, becoming a character, using imagination and more.

Each workshop will be led by talented individuals with experience in their craft and working with children.

*Thursday, June 23rd 1-3 pm– Intro to Theater led by Lou-Ellen Corkum

*Friday, July 15th 1-3 pm – Physical Comedy led by Nicole Portwood aka Maggie the Clown

*Saturday, July 23rd 10 - noon– Shakespeare for Kids led by Mikey Dearn

*Friday, August 19th 1-3 pm – Script Writing led by Mary Darling

*Sunday, August 28th 1-3 pm– Improv led by Joe Sawyer

Workshops will be held at Elm Street Congregational Church,61 Elm Street Southbridge, Ma.

Registration is required, and space is limited to a first come, first served basis. 

There is a $10 fee for each workshop.

To register, please go to this link:

If you have any questions, contact us at (508)764-4531 or


Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. is an all-volunteer community theater providing quality live theatre performances and workshops to Southbridge, Sturbridge, and Charlton, Massachusetts and surrounding areas. Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. started in 1975, when a group of interested community members decided that Southbridge needed a theater group to bring live productions to the area. First using local schools and borrowed rehearsal and storage space, Gateway then moved into its current home in 1978, when Ruth Wells (of the American Optical Company Wells family) donated her home on Main Street as a cultural center in Southbridge. Gateway offers a full season of productions, usually performed at Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA, as well as workshops for youths and adults. Auditions are open to all, and new members are always welcome.

Gateway Players Theatre, Inc.

PO Box 171

Southbridge, MA 01550