Junior Acting, Theater, Visual Arts and Drama Classes in NoHo
Junior Acting, Theater, Visual Arts and Drama Classes in NoHo

info@villageartstheatre.org  (914) 261-1566

A Non-Profit Dedicated to Theatre, Dance and Visual Arts. Fed. ID #83-3652255

All program for August 21 are cancelled due to Hurricane Hilary

Village Arts stands with all our families who are affected by racism and hate. It is our vow to go further with reaching out into our community to provide a safe, more diverse, inclusive, joyful environment of understanding, education and love. We will work harder to live up to our motto:
“Village Arts is a Place for Everyone!”

Fall Program
August 21 - December 15

Fall Musical

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Homework Club

Homework Club is for Grades 1st-5th 
and it is open for ALL kids in the community (you don’t have to be enrolled at Colfax Charter)

Fall Semester starts on August 21, 2023

Homework club is 3-4 hours per session, depending on the day.
Our priority is quiet, supervised homework time, and creative playtime.
(If you are enrolling in a class, you can add homework club at the time of enrollment.)


Classes are open for ALL kids in the community (you don’t have to be enrolled at Colfax Charter)

From Dance to Choir to Art to Go-Kart Building, we have excellent classes taught by loving professionals.
Our students learn, engage, and have fun! Our classes are small and are split up to ensure a safe environment and personal attention!

Comedy programs

Sketch Comedy Middle School Fall '23

Grades 6-9

  • Fridays: 10 Classes September 8–November 10 (There will be class on Veterans Day)
  • Time: 4:30PM – 6:00PM ($300)
Attention all class-clowns, laugh rioters, and sketch creators! Welcome to our fully immersive Sketch Comedy Program designed for students in grades 6-9. Get ready to unleash your creativity and sense of humor as we equip you with all the tools and experiences needed to craft hilarious sketches and original materials. What to Expect: In this program, you'll dive headfirst into the world of sketch comedy. Led by the dynamic duo of comedy - Matt Walsh, a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade, and Dwayne Colbert, an experienced teacher, performer, writer, and director from CalArts, Second City, and Nickelodeon - you're in for a fun, unique, and inspiring journey! Join the Troupe: Beyond mastering the art of sketch comedy, this class is your first step to becoming a part of our exclusive performance troupe. Imagine having regular performance nights right here at Village Arts, showcasing your comedic prowess to a growing fan base! Are you ready to take the stage and become a sketch comedy superstar? Enroll now, and let's create hilarity together!

Improv Elementary Program Fall '23


Grades: 3-5
  • Fridays: 10 Classes September 8–November 10 (There will be class on Veterans Day)
  • Time (Class only): 3:15-4:15PM ($210)
  • Time (Class with HWC): 2:30PM-5:30PM ($450) HWC-add on is for 10 sessions of this class.
  • This fun workshop is all play! You will learn to act and plays dozens of Theater Games. Maybe we can even put on our own show!

Let's play games! Let’s act out stories.  Let’s make our own stories. This fun workshop is all play! You will learn to act and plays dozens of Theater Games. Maybe we can even put on our own show! Let’s play!

Students will need to take this first class should they want to advance into our sketch comedy program.



Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 4pm

  • Songs from Village Arts – food – games, and tons of fun.
  • Information booths with community partners from the region

Parking lot of Faith Presbyterian Church of Valley Village
5000 Colfax Avenue Valley village, CA 91601.

Valley Village

Summer Nights!

Family fun in the neighborhood!

Saturday, Aug 19, 2023 


Bring the whole family!
$5 ticket  per person 
Pay at the door!

Yoga for Adults

Classes for Adults:
Yoga (Core Strength Vinyasa)

In this eight-week yoga program, we will be exploring the world of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga. This style of movement is based in myo-fascial and yoga alignment. This means looking at the lines through our body that build strength, endurance, flexibility and mobility. This style of yoga focuses on the power generated from…


Please visit our hallway to see Valley Village resident and artist, Al Batiste, incredible art installation. This immersive and constantly evolving piece that lives in our backstage hallways, allows our students and patrons to add whatever art or words they wish. Please take a moment to explore the piece and feel free to add to it in any way you would like.


Ways you can help us

Jack leaves behind a spirit of love and friendship that will continue to have an impact with everyone.

Village Arts is a Place for Everyone!

-Pam Shafer-Moser

Support a child’s development! Become a sponsor of Village Arts

Your generous donations provide children with Mentorship & Scholarships for all programs and classes.

“I want each of my students to experience their own personal best,” says Pam Shafer Moser, the co-founder of Village Arts, “whether that’s a natural little star who’s going to get up there and take the world by storm or if it’s the shy child who is very nervous about being on stage, whose big moment is the fact that they have a line and they can stand up there confidently and say that line and look out into the audience.”

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Village Arts is COMMUNITY. Thank you all for joining us!