288 S Second St, San Jose, CA

Theatre Classes for Seniors

Gain insight to the discipline of theatre by learning about one or more of the basic styles of acting and/or by joining a chorus. These classes provide the essential background to professional acting and singing. Each class will end with a final showcase for friends and family to come explore all of the fun and hard work that was put into the quarter! We welcome students of all abilities, including those with disabilities and children who are developmentally typical.

Community Chorus

Let’s Sing!

Music and theatre lovers aged 18 and up with a love of singing and working with others are invited to join 3Below’s Community Chorus. Sing songs and learn great music with folks who love to sing under the tutelage of professional music directors. A no-stress showcase will be presented at the end of each session. No previous experience is necessary; just a willingness to get involved, take part and have fun!

If you’re looking for a creative and collaborative outlet, join this ensemble.

Reading Group

A Members-Only Perk: Whether you’re an avid reader or want to get back into reading for pleasure, come on over to 3Below’s reading group. We’ll meet in our recently lovingly-renovated Magical Library one morning per month to sit back, relax and listen to stories and poems being read aloud, share your thoughts, and meet new people. A very informal gathering, 3B’s Reading Group encourages everyone to share their thoughts on what is being read. No experience or knowledge required, just interest and enthusiasm!

Stage & Screen Society

Another Members-Only Perk: Movie and/or theatre lovers age 50 and over are invited to join 3Below’s Stage & Screen Society. Each month’s meeting will feature workshop activities, discussion, the opportunity to meet and talk with writers, directors and actors, and much more. Come for coffee and conversation, and the chance to be part of the Society.

Senior Ensemble

Senior Ensemble

Coming soon!

Are you 62 or older and interested in taking part in theatrical activities and performing at 3Below? Then come and join our Senior Ensemble!

We meet on Monday mornings from 10.30am-12.30pm at 3Below, where we take part in workshop activities, play games together, devise our own productions and have the opportunity to meet and talk with writers, directors and actors at 3Below.

“I’ve found it such fun and just grinned for two hours on a Monday; how could you start a week in a better way? It’s so inclusive and a very positive atmosphere” ~ 3Below Senior Company Member

No previous experience is necessary, just a willingness to get involved, take part and have fun.

Applications can be made online here. Paper copies of the application form can also be sent or emailed to you and returned by post or email. 

Questions About The Schoolhouse?

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