Classes & Camps

Both the Bothwell Arts Center and Bankhead Theater are operated by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center and offer a wide-range of programs providing access to the arts for the Tri-Valley community and beyond.

Spring Break  Bothwell Arts Camp:

April  3, 4 , 5 2019
Ages 4-6. , 7-12 and 11-17
Time 10am – 4pm
Register Here

SPRING BREAK ART at the Bothwell is the perfect creative outlet for the winter break. Multiple fun projects will be created: canvas, paper, drawing, painting and lots more! An artists’ reception will take place on Friday where family and friends are invited to see the works on display, and the artists get gallery experience. Perfect for the budding artist and the serious art students looking to stretch their depth of knowledge, techniques and portfolio pieces. Fun themes; serious art!

Digital Art and Animation  Workshop – Grade 5-12
Bothwell Arts Camp

Merge creativity and technical skills with this digital art course. Create animated gifs, add effects to photograph and make stunning computer generated graphics. Learn the tools, techniques, and fundamentals, behind good designs, and create your own eye-catching compositions. Learn from industry professionals, and use your design skills in everything from classroom presentation, mobile apps to social media.
Register Here
Thursday, March 7, 6 week, no class April 4th
Class I -3:30-4:30pm (Grade 5-6th)
Class II – 4:30-5:30pm (Grade 7-12th)
$220 software included
For more information contact, or (925) 236-2576


Creative Writing  Workshop “Bothwell Arts Camp” – Age 8-17

Introduce genre, literary terms, and forms • Identify and write a variety of sentences, experimenting with tenses and perspectives • Incorporate vocabulary words into writing • Generate ideas from life experience and personal interests • Analyze drafts to make changes and additions • Create a narrative arc, develop characters, build worlds • Share final drafts with an audience.
TUES AND THURS, Feb 5, 7 and 12, 14
4:00-5:15PM , Ages 8-17
$50/per session Title 1 scholarships available
Register Here call 925.447.2787 or for more information


Musical Theatre Camp with Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) Young Performer
Grades 2-5  and Little Performer  – Grade K-1.
Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St, Livermore, CA 94550

Step onto the stage with fellow 2nd – 5th-grade performers in the beloved classic Aladdin Kids! Through the process of rehearsing a musical, students will learn basic theatre skills while having fun and making new friends. In addition to their rehearsal once a week, students are expected to practice their songs and lines at home. At the end of the session, Aladdin Kids will come to life on the BACT stage with colorful sets and costumes.

TUESDAY- Young Performers (Grade 2-5) Register Here Tuition: $345 Tuesday- 4:30-6:00pm Dates: January 22 – April 23, 2019, *Final class held from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the Bankhead Theater No Class: April 2 Performances: Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 PM and Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 PM at the Bankhead Theater TUESDAY- Little Performers (Grade K-1) Register Here Tuition: $225 Tuesday- 3:30-4:15pm Class Dates: January 22 – April 23, 2019 *Final Showcase held the last day of class at the Bankhead Theater No Class: April 2 Little Performers Final Showcase: April 23 at 3:45 PM at the Bankhead Theater


How to Contribute

Help us share the performing arts with children. To learn more about these programs that support school and family performances and student tickets or to donate by phone or mail, please contact our development staff at 925-583-2305 or email us for assistance.

Support for Education Programs (PDF)


June – August ‘2019

Whatever their age from pre-K to high school, these camps will light up your child’s summer. They can create art, tell stories, bring out their inner actor, practice improv, write songs or learn about digital arts and animation, to have a fun and fascinating summer!

To enroll your child into our program, please submit your payment HERE.

BOTHWELL ARTS CAMP – Detail information here

CREATIVE WRITING CAMP – Detail information here

MUSIC WORKSHOP with DEREK NELSON AND FAMILY – Detail information here


MUSICAL THEATER CAMP ( Bay Area Children Theater) – Register Here



Theater Etiquette

How does a student know what is expected of him or her if that student has never before attended a live performance? To help answer that question and provide a road map for proper theatre etiquette, download this helpful guide.

Theater Etiquette PDF (English)

Etiqueta de Teatro PDF (Español)

Upcoming Events

Thu 21
Fri 22

Bumper Jacksons

Fri, March 22 @ 7:00 pm
Sat 23

Trio 180

Sat, March 23 @ 8:00 pm
Organizer: Del Valle Fine Arts
Sun 24

Schubert: The Sublime

Sun, March 24 @ 3:00 pm

Call 925.373.6800 or email for tickets and information