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Parks and Recreation

Parks Theater Classes and Camps

At Metro Parks Theater, we give students the opportunity to explore the fun of drama and invest in the art form of theater. With classes, camps and full production offerings that feed the innate creativity in all of us, we strive to produce experiences that excite students’ passion for learning and desire for collaboration. We seek to involve students in all facets of theatre and dramatic arts and provide quality instruction from practicing community artists.

Register online! If you have any questions, contact Sam at Samuel.Frazee@Nashville.Gov or Samantha at Samantha.Drapeaux@Nashville.Gov.

Register online for Metro Parks Classes

If you choose not to register online, you may register in person at the Centennial Performing Arts Studios, 211 27th Ave N. in Centennial Park during the hours of 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays. A staff member will be able to take your registration and payment.

Payment for classes is due at the time of registration. If you are registering online (preferred), you will be prompted to by by credit/debit card. If you come to register in person, you may pay by cash, check or credit/debit card. If you require a payment plan, please contact Sam at Samuel.Frazee@Nashville.Gov for more information.

New Musical Theater Workshops

We are pleased to be offering several one-day sessions focusing general music theatre technique and "Acting Through the Song" using themes from popular Broadway shows. These six-hour mini intensives will cover songs, blocking, stories and character development. For ages 8-18.

Broadway Voice

March 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Explore the fundamentals of proper vocal technique, including healthy warm-ups, breath support, control, pitch, diction, and projection. For singers who want to act and actors who want to sing, this workshop develops strong actor/singer skills through group work from contemporary and classic Broadway hits.

Musical Theatre Production: A Year With Frog & Toad Kids

Frog and Toad artwork

  • April 6-May 9
  • Wednesday's 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday's 9:00 a.m.-Noon
  • Tuition: $200

Students will work together to stage a 30 minute musical, complete with costumes, props, sets and lights. Whether you are a seasoned pro or have never participated in a production, students of all skill levels will hone a multitude of skills including; acting, dancing, teamwork, confidence and imagination.

About the show: Adapted from the three-time-Tony-nominated Broadway hit comes A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS. Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, the jazzy upbeat score bubbles with melody. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm, a Year with Frog and Toad KIDS tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.