Footlights - MHT's Saturday classes!

Registration for Footlights is now open!
Call the MHT Box Office at 270.444.6828 to register


Fall 2020 Footlights Schedule

Saturday mornings from September 12 - November 21
10 weeks; $75 class fee  


Preschool, Ages 4 & 5: Masks, Puppets, and Play!
8 AM - 8:55 AM 
Go on an adventure each week as we dive into a new theatrical story.  Become a mermaid or a pirate, a princess or a dragon.  In this fun and engaging class we will explore the world of theatre through dramatic play and creative storytelling.  We will play pretend and use our bodies, voices, and imaginations to sing, dance, and act out stories with masks, puppets, and other props we create together.  Instructor: Emily Griffin. Location: Preschool Classrom 


Kindergarten - Grade 2: Creative Characters
9 AM - 9:55 AM
Come play together in this high energy and active class all about helping young performers build confidence and skill.  We will share our voices, wiggle our bodies, ignite our imaginations, and practice playing a wide variety of crazy, clever, and creative characters from some of our favorite stories of all time.  Each week we will explore new ideas and new roles.   Instructor: Emily Griffin. Location: Skylight Classroom


Grades 3 - 5: Making a Scene
10 AM - 10:55 AM  
Have you ever wondered how a play comes together?  Where do you even begin?  And who are all of the players?  Explore all aspects of the creative process from writing, to acting, to design in this interactive, exciting, engaging, scene making class.  You will get the chance to create theatre from the ground up and show off your work in the final session.  Instructor: Emily Griffin. Location: Studio Theatre


Grades 6 - 8: In the Spotlight
11 AM - 11:55 AM
On the spot or in the spotlight, you will learn to dazzle audiences whether it be on an improv stage or in a prepared audition.  Connect with your co-stars in energizing theatre games.  Learn to shine in the spotlight by making bold choices, and find confidence in yourself on and off the stage.  We will end the session with a variety show including comedy improv, musical theatre, and monologues that put each actor in the spotlight. Instructor: Emily Griffin. Location: Skylight Classroom


NEW Monday afternoon Footlights - just for High Schoolers! 

Grades 9 - 12: Drama Club
Mondays, 4 PM - 5 PM
September 14 - November 16
Cost: $75

Are you feeling dramatic about your high school theatre program being on hold?  Is it a tragedy that you haven’t played Zip Zap Zop in months?  You can stop practicing crying on command in front of the mirror, because theatre is alive and well at the Market House Theatre!  Come join OUR Drama Club where teen thespians will have the opportunity to continue to grow their skills in performance, collaboration, and leadership. We will end our session with a performance opportunity dreamed up by the club. Instructor: Emily Griffin. 



Footlights is MHT's Saturday morning theatre education program for pre-school through high school! Students learn the fundamentals of theatre while playing fun games, working on productions, and building crucial life skills. The Footlights semester is $75 for the full 10 weeks. All students must have a current Health and Safety/Consent form on file. Please fill out and return to the MHT Box Office. Download the form


MHT has implemented new health and safety protocols to keep students, teachers, parents, staff, and volunteers safe:

  • Maximum class sizes of 10 students.
  • Masks are required for anyone 5 and older on the MHT campus.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet will be mandatory and adhered to during class sessions.
  • Parents are invited to drop students off and may wait for them outside on the MHT grounds, but may not congregate in waiting areas.
  • Students will be checked in at the start of each class with a temperature check.
  • Hand sanitizer and frequent hand washing will be encouraged.
  • Each education area will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between each session.
  • Teachers have qualified substitutes available in case a quarantine situation arises.
  • Virtual options are prepared in the event classes cannot meet in person once the semester begins.

Don't ever let cost keep you away! Scholarships are available! Simply download the Financial Aid Application and return it to the MHT Box Office. 

To register, call the MHT Box Office at 270.444.6828.