Where do you perform? We perform in different venues. For the past few years we have presented our Main Stage Musical on the stage of the Phoenixville Area Middle School. We also offer Summer Workshops at Phoenixville Area Middle School, Arcola Intermediate School and the Colonial Theatre. Finally we offer a Holiday Revue at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville and Saturday morning acting classes from September - May.
How much are your tickets? Ticket prices vary depending on the scope of the show and the royalty costs. We aim to provide affordable entertainment for the family. We consider our ticket prices to be a great value – seeing live musical performances, often with live orchestra, and full costumes in a wonderful venue.
What age range are your shows for? Most shows are appropriate for ages 5 and up. If a show is geared to an older audience, we will state that on the ticket website. We do understand that people often want to bring toddlers or babies to our shows. Parents who bring extremely young children to live shows should sit on an aisle so they can easily escort the young child out to the lobby if he or she gets upset or starts crying. We request this so other audience members can enjoy the performance and more importantly so our young performers do not get distracted by noise in the house.
Why do I need to purchase tickets if I paid tuition for my child? Producing a live performance has many “unseen” costs. Your tuition covers the stipend for our director and teacher staff. Workshop performances also incur costs like costumes, props, rent, and royalty and licensing, which can be hundreds of dollars or more.
Is Firebird Theatre a school or daycare Provider? Firebird Children’s Theater (FCT), an elective theatre workshop for youths, strives to provide the same educational experience to all participants. However, FCT is not a school or daycare facility and as such, is not equipped or obligated to provide special services, including but not limited to, nursing staff, PCAs, the administering of medications, OT, PT, speech therapy, behavioral therapy, any other type of therapy, or IEP services. If special services are needed to accommodate a participant, it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to arrange for these services in advance with approval from FCT. Services must be provided by the parent or guardian and made available for the entire course of the workshop or as needed. FCT will work with aides, nurses, therapists, and parents to ensure a positive and beneficial workshop experience for all our staff and participants. However, given the nature of the FCT program, there may be some accommodations which cannot be made. Those decisions rests solely within the discretion of FCT.
My child is just a year younger than the age range for your workshop. Can she sign up anyway? Our workshop directors have worked with children of all ages for many years. They design their workshops for a particular age range; often a too-young participant will not enjoy the experience or will require more of the teacher’s time than is allotted. Therefore we must adhere to the advertised age range.
My child would like to sign up for a 3 or 4 week workshop but will be missing the first week/second week, etc? If your child will be missing the entire 1st week which is also auditions then your child may participate but please know that your child will be cast in the ensemble. He/She will still have plenty to do and have lots of fun. If your child will be missing either the 2nd or 3rd week of a workshop, he/she may participate and we will do our best to catch him/her up. If your child will be missing the last week of a workshop then he/she will not be able to participate since that is tech week and performance weekend. Why do you call them “workshops’ instead of “camp”? Our summer day programs are specifically designed to teach young performers all aspects of musical theatre: singing, dancing, blocking, acting, plus backstage and technical skills. We produce a high-quality performance and the students learn multiple skills. While our workshops are also a lot of fun, we do not feel that the term “camp” is accurate, as we do a lot more than just occupy or entertain your child for a few hours. They receive intensive instruction from our experienced teachers and interns.
How can I donate to Firebird? We are a non-profit organizations and donations to us are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Visit our Donate page for more info.
What do I do if I have more questions? Please feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or find a staff member at a performance or rehearsal.
What is your Refund Policy? For Workshops, Tuition is non-refundable. Please look over location, dates, and times of workshop prior to paying. 50% of tuition may be refunded if request is made 30 calendar days prior to start of workshop and there is a waiting list for this workshop.
For Main Stage, once role is accepted, participation fee is non-refundable. Please look over rehearsal and show schedule carefully prior to accepting your role.