Fall 2024 Registration

BAAY’s fall lineup is here! Check out the lists below to view the schedule for each class or production course.

 

Registration will open July 26 at 6pm (PT)

We are making some changes to our age groupsThe junior production is now split into two separate cohorts and there will be different shows offered for ages 9-10 and 11-12. The senior production cohort includes ages 13-14 and, starting this fall, we will offer State Street Theatre Company (SSTC) programming for students ages 15-17 during the school year. We also intend to offer a rotation of plays and musicals throughout the year so that different age groups can have different performance opportunities.

Curious about why we’ve made these changes?

BAAY has experienced a significant enrollment increase in recent years. This has led to registration feeling like a race and lots of students waitlisted for our programs. Offering more shows to more age groups will increase BAAY’s capacity to serve more students. BAAY is committed to serving all kids in our community who want to participate, and we are excited for the organization to continue to grow.

For Ages 9-10

Annie the Musical 9/3 - 11/10
Comedy Club 1 9/9 - 10/21
Junior Dance Company 9/3 - 10/26

For Ages 11-12

Comedy Club 2 9/9 - 10/21
Junior Dance Company 9/3 - 10/26
Shrek the Musical 9/6 - 12/22

For Ages 13-14

Elf the Musical 9/4 - 11/24
Improv Club 1 9/10 - 10/22
Senior Dance Company 9/5 - 10/26

For Ages 15-17

Improv Club 2 9/11 - 10/23
Senior Dance Company 9/5 - 10/26
SSTC Presents: Our Town 9/3 - 12/15

Thank you for voting for BAAY as the Silver winner of Best Live Theater in Best of the Northwest 2021!

ABOUT BAAY THEATRE

At our downtown campus theatre, we provide children with a safe and supportive community in which to learn acting, vocal performance, costuming, theatre tech, dance, and theatre devising. Through these classes, we foster respect, cooperation, decision-making, team-building, self-discipline, and self-confidence in young people.

BAAY offers performing arts classes to children ages 5-17 at our theater in downtown Bellingham. We offer over two dozen programs a year. Almost all of those programs culminate in performances, including plays, dance performances, and full musicals like Matilda, Oliver, Little Shop of Horrors, Pippin, Bye Bye Birdie, The Outsiders, Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, and many others. Approximately 5500 children and adults attend productions at our theatre each year to enjoy the arts and celebrate the students’ work. Since 2006, we have staged approximately 200 musicals and plays.

Mentoring happens informally through older students encouraging and helping younger students, and formally through programs like our costume design team where students learn beginning and advanced costuming skills, eventually with the knowledge and ability to run things from start to finish of a production.

Theatre devising allows groups of students to collaborate and create original productions. For example, the 2020 performance of “Something in the Stars” was a fully scored original musical, written and performed by students, including period costumes designed by students.

Because of the generosity of our community of donors and sponsors, BAAY has never turned away a child for financial reasons from our Theatre or EduArts programs. We want all children to have equal access to the arts, and we can offer this financial aid because of our amazing donors. Give your gift here today and be a champion of the arts for youth!

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to families in need. Please visit our Financial Aid page for more information about the partial and full tuition support we offer, as well as barter and payment plan options.

Special Promotions

See our Specials page for discounts on multiple-course registrations, sibling discounts, and special promotions!

Policies and Protocols

See our Policies page for our policies around COVID-19 protocols, Code of Conduct, our teaching philosophies, and more.

FAQ

What if I need financial assistance or a payment plan?

Visit our Financial Aid page, or contact us directly to ask about tuition support or payment plans. Everyone belongs at BAAY! We are a nonprofit organization and rely on donor funding, and we are committed to creating equity so that we can continue our work to be inclusive and diverse. Since its founding in 2006, BAAY has never turned a child away from its Theatre or EduArts programs for financial reasons.

How does casting work?

All students will receive a part in BAAY productions and no one is cut after auditions. Our team does their best to make sure all kids have an opportunity to shine in a role in which they can feel both supported and challenged.

Since its founding in 2006, BAAY has never turned a child away from its Theatre or EduArts programs for financial reasons.

What are your COVID-19 protocols?
Do you offer discounts for siblings or multiple-course registrations?

While we are a 501(c)(3)nonprofit theatre reliant on donations, we also value equity and accessibility, and we love serving families and getting to know students in multiple classes, and we know that can add up.

See our Specials page for special promotions and discounts. See our Financial Aid page for financial assistance.

What if I prefer not to pay online?

Complete the online registration form for your chosen program and select “pay later” at checkout. This will reserve your child a spot in the course. Tuition checks (made out to “BAAY”) can be dropped in the payment box outside our office or mailed to: 1059 N State St Bellingham, WA 98225.

Please email us with any questions or to discuss alternative payment options.