Summer Youth and Teen Programs - The Theatre Lab

Summer Youth and Teen Programs

We are looking forward to Summer 2023!

Dates for all programs are listed below:

1st-6th Grade Programs

At The Theatre Lab, our summer camp programs are divided into groups based on the grade that the student is entering in the fall. We place all children with their peers based on grade regardless of theatre experience. Camp is a very social experience and we want to make sure they are with a developmentally appropriate group. We keep our classes small and group age ranges narrow in order to provide both a challenging, engaging, and age-appropriate curriculum.

For students entering 1st-6th grades, we offer 1 and 2 week sessions. Group breakdowns as well as dates, times, and themes for each program are listed below:

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Bravos-Entering 1st and 2nd grade

Encores-Entering 3rd and 4th grade

Standing Ovations-Entering 5th and 6th grade

Summer Schedule for Bravos, Encores, and Standing Ovations

Regular Camp Day-9 AM-3 PM
Early Drop-Off Option Available (8 AM-9 AM) $50/week
AfterCare 3 PM-6 PM -$140/week

Bravos, Encores, Standing Os (programs for rising 1st-6th grade)
Session 1-June 20-23 (no camp June 19)
Theme: Time Travelers: An Improvised Journey
$400 ($360 Early Bird)

Session 2-June 26-July 7 (no camp July 4)
Theme: Wizards, Witches, Magic, and More
$800 ($720 Early Bird)

Session 3-July 10-July 21
Theme: Globetrotters: Theatre Traditions from Around the World
$850 ($765 Early Bird)

Session 4-July 24-August 4
Theme: Shakespeare
$850 ($765 Early Bird)

Session 5-August 7-18
Theme: Superheroes Take the Stage
$850 ($765 Early Bird)

Session 6-August 21-25
Theme: Drama Llama-Rama: End of Summer Comedy Improv Week
$425 ($380 Early Bird)

What does a typical day look like?

Summer Camp FAQ

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available – Click here to apply.
Read about our philosophy
Review Camp Policies


Questions about Youth Programs can be directed to Terah Herman-Saldaña (terah@theatrelab.org)

7th -8th Grade Programs

At The Theatre Lab, our summer camp programs are divided into groups based on the grade that the student is entering in the fall. We place all children with their peers based on grade regardless of theatre experience. Camp is a very social experience and we want to make sure they are with a developmentally appropriate group. We keep our classes small and group age ranges narrow in order to provide both a challenging, engaging, and age-appropriate curriculum.

For students entering 7th and 8th grade, we offer 1 and 4 week sessions. Additional information about dates, times, and programs is below:

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Early Bird Discount Ends February 14th!

Summer Schedule for Grand Finales (rising 7th and 8th grade)

Regular Camp Day-9 AM-3 PM
Early Drop-Off Option Available (8 AM-9 AM)-$50 a week
AfterCare 3 PM-6 PM-$140/week

Session 1-June 20-23 (no camp June 19)
Theme: Time Travels: An Improvised Journey
$400 (Early Bird-$360)

Session 2/3-June 26-July 21-(no camp July 4)
Musical Theatre Camp for Tweens-Matilda the Musical, Jr.
$1450 (Early Bird-$1305)

Session 4/5-July 24-August 18
Shakespeare Intensive for Tweens (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
$1450 (Early Bird-$1305)

Session 6-August 21-25
Drama Llama-Rama: End of the Summer Comedy Improv Week!
$425 (Early Bird-$380)

1-Week Sessions
Fun and fast-paced, our one-week sessions are designed to increase students’ ability to create spontaneously, connect with one another on the stage, use their bodies and voices more expressively, develop unique characters, and have fun with the art of making theatre. These camps are focused on improvisation work that will benefit actors of all experience levels. These sessions culminate in skills demonstrations for friends and family rather than scripted performances.

Musical Theatre Camp for Tweens – (Matilda the Musical, Jr.)

Join us for this fun musical retelling of Roald Dahl’s beloved story. Matilda is a girl with astonishing wit, intelligence…and special powers. Ignored by her self-centered parents, Matilda finds an understanding companion in her schoolteacher, Miss Honey. But the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new ways to make life miserable for those who don’t abide by her rules. In the end, Matilda’s courage and cleverness inspires her classmates to rise up and reclaim the fun of childhood. With lots of great roles for all types, and exciting singing, dancing and acting opportunities, Matilda, JR. is the perfect vehicle for introducing students to the joy of musical theatre performance. As with all Theatre Lab camps, there will be training in improv, scene study, and movement along with Matilda rehearsals and performance.

*This is a program requiring a high-level of commitment from the participants; attendance is mandatory. While auditions are not required for acceptance into the program. Students will be asked to work on their lines, music, dancing, etc at home in addition to the rehearsal time during the camp day. While an audition is not required for acceptance into the program, there will be an audition for role assignment during the first week of camp.

Shakespeare Intensive Camp for Tweens – (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
An exploration of one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies culminating in a full production on a professional theatre stage! This program will give participants the tools to create and perform the Bard’s delightful tale of magic, mischief, love, and transformation in front of an in-person audience. As with all Theatre Lab camps, there will be training in improv, scene study, and movement along with A Midsummer Night’s Dream rehearsals and performance.

*This is a program requiring a high-level of commitment from the participants; attendance is mandatory. Students will be asked to work on their lines at home in addition to the rehearsal time during the camp day. While an audition is not required for acceptance into the program, there will be an audition for role assignment during the first week of camp.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Click here to apply.

Summer Camp FAQ
Read about our philosophy
Review Camp Policies

Questions about Youth Programs can be directed to Terah Herman-Saldaña (terah@theatrelab.org)

Summer Training and Performance Programs for Teens

Philosophy: We take teens seriously. That’s the secret to our wildly successful summer programs. We respect the potential of every student and, through intensive training programs culminating in public performances, we commit to developing their artistry —whether they are new to the craft or already on a path to a life in the theatre. And we believe skills can only be developed in a space where students feel a sense of belonging. When you spend a summer at The Theatre Lab, whether you are participating in our two-week Performance Intensive for Teens, one of our month-long Musical Theatre Institutes, our Summer Acting Institute for Teens, or any combination of the three, you are guaranteed to find instructors and students who welcome your unique talents and are eager to make meaningful connections, both onstage and off.

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