News & Upcoming Events

Summer Youth Theater Program Open House

WHCOA Summer Youth Theater Program Open House!
April 28th 1-4 pm at Performance Plus Studios

Come and learn more about the WHCOA Summer Youth Theater program at the Open House. Meet the Director and try some acting and improv exercises and music.

The program will run July 1-August 2   9am-3 pm (no class July 4,5)  Ages 10-17

Students spend  an exciting four weeks immersed in an imaginative, supportive, and fun environment taking interactive classes in acting, improvisation, voice, movement, and theatrical design. All while rehearsing and preparing to perform the spellbinding 2012 revised edition of GODSPELL on August 2-4 for all your friends and family to enjoy. Performing under the lights on our stage in a professional production!

The Program is led by top local professionals who will train students in all aspects of theatre -Acting, Singing, & Dancing.  Early registration discounts, sibling discounts and payment plans available. Give your child a summer theatre experience they will never forget!

Location: Performance Plus/RVP Studios, 221 Bull Hill Ln West Haven.
Conveniently off I95 exit 42
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Improv Club


Wednesday Nights 6-8 pm             Drop-in $25   Monthly $75

Performance Plus / RVP Studios is excited to announce a new theatre arts program, designed to free the mind, boost confidence and release feel-good endorphins by reviving the spirit of play and possibilities of creation: PERFORMANCE PLUS IMPROV CLUB Improvisational acting is a phenomenal tool for personal development for both the actor and non-actor alike, as we all must make our way through our personal and professional lives without a script. Performance Plus Improv Club is a safe and encouraging space to explore ideas, use our head-to-toe body instruments creatively. Find our funny and free our voices.  AGES 17+  

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With over twenty years of experience in teaching, performing and directing, Improv Club Director Lara Morton utilizes Spolin-based instruction to impart a solid foundation in improv technique, accessible to students of improvisational acting at any level.

FOR REGISTRATION/INFO: Performance Plus/RVP Studios, 221 Bull Hill Lane, West Haven, CT 06516    Email:

CALL NOW TO REGISTER:  Ph. 203-693-1171


Participants say:

-“This class is so fun, I feel invigorated and so creative afterwards.”

-“Better than therapy”

“I’ve incorporated this into my performances and it has made a difference!”


Open Mic Friday February 1 @ RVP Studios

Our next Open MIC night will be on Friday, February 1st

All ages, all performers welcome!

It’s Friday Open Mic Night!  BYO- Dinner, Snacks, Beverages! We love to share!
Fans & friends, make an evening of it. Share good times, great music, with some great people in a fun relaxed atmosphere. Perform on stage under the lights like a real rockstar! Cabaret style seating, fun relaxed atmosphere. venuecopen mic_n

Open to all ages- we have a great time!    $5 Door Charge. $10 for 3- Invite your friends!

RVP Studios Open Mic Night:is a safe, fun place for artists of all-ages to practice their performance skills. All music styles welcome: bands, poetry, dance, vocalists, guitar, drums, you name it! Full back-line, or track. Improve your confidence and network with other performers. Challenge yourself! Increase your creativity! You won’t find a more supportive audience than at the RVP-Performance Plus community! 

RVP Studios: 221 Bull Hill Lane West Haven/Orange line 

Performance Plus Band/Lesson Package

Performance Plus Band Winter Band/Lesson Package

Come Join the band this January!  If you take lessons at Performance Plus, you can now join the band for a discounted rate – $230 per month for half hour lesson and weekly 2-hour rehearsals. (This price is way below other band programs!)

Come learn songs you love with other musicians and perform concerts on our awesome stage! Adult and Teen Options.

Call (203) 692-1171 or email

 Some of the benefits of playing in a band are:

Students learn teamwork. They get very good at working together. Team skills are a very important aspect of being successful in life.

It boosts self-esteem. Being in a band gives students a sense of pride and accomplishment and is good for their self-esteem.

It develops your social skills. Playing an instrument can be a great way to enhance your social skills. I have seen many kids come out of their shell through playing in a band. Weekly band rehearsals become an oasis in an often stressful and complex world and many times the friends you make in the band become like family.

It provides opportunities to be stretched. They learn to be stretched beyond their comfort zone, and in the process they put themselves out there and expand their knowledge of other instruments and learn what it’s like to be under pressure.

It teaches you to be a performer. One of the goals of practicing so much on your instrument is so that you can perform for others. The more you get up in front of people and perform, the easier it becomes and the more you will enjoy showing off your skills that you worked so hard to develop. Playing on stage in a band helps build confidence in yourself, and being prepared and really knowing how to play your part makes it much easier to get up and play for a crowd.

Call (203)692-1171 or email