Performing Arts Camps for Future Stars of Stage
Have a child who has to be centre stage? Future stars of stage and screen who dream of seeing their names in lights can learn all the tricks of the trade at one of these standing-ovation-worthy acting camps for toddlers to teens. Get your camera phones ready as most camps culminate in a performance for parents at the end of camp week!
Help your child hone their creative side at one of these Summer programs in drama, singing, playwriting, improv, musicals, and more...
Canadian Opera Company
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON M5H 4G1
The Canadian Opera Company’s Summer Opera Camps focus on the development of the child’s capacity for creative expression and critical thought, and inspire imagination through active play and participation. Under the guidance and mentorship of a composer, director, and movement coach, and stage designer, participants nurture and expand their individual performing arts and visual arts skills, while working on developing an opera production with their peers during a fun yet intensive one-week camp. Weekly activities include singing, composition, acting, costume, props, and set design, and are tailored to the needs of a specific age group. Each week ends in a celebratory performance for family and friends. For children from grades 1 to 10.
Children’s Arts Theatre School
3 Locations in Toronto
Summer Camps are offered at three locations in the Toronto area. Full-day or half-day sessions provide a stimulating social and creative curriculum for Summer students. 3 programs are offered: Junior Summer Camp Program (Ages 3-5): visual arts, storytelling, puppetry, pantomime, improvisation, creative movement, and tableaux. Intermediate Summer Camp Program (Ages 6-9): improvisation, visual arts, role-playing, mask, mime, dance, voice, comedy, physical theatre, prop, and set construction. Advanced Summer Camp Program (Ages 10-13): visual arts and advanced theatre skills, including improvisation, voice, dance, comedy, scriptwriting, and performance. Sessions available from June 29 - Aug. 7, 2015.
Great Big Theatre Company
Multiple Locations in the Greater Toronto Area
Great Big Theatre Company has offered drama education programs for young people since 1994. GBTC offers weekly day camp programs throughout July and August. The program includes plays, mime, improvisation, theatre games, musical theatre, work with simple sets and costumes, and an end-of-week public performance. Also included are outdoor activities, swimming (at selected locations), games, and sports. In addition, there is an intensive one-week Senior level program during the Summer, for ages 14 to 17. Half-day drama camps are also available for campers age 3 to 5.
Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts
736 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4
Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts celebrates its 20th year of Performing Arts Summer Camps in downtown Toronto. The Kids Program and Glee Camp are modeled after the Academy’s highly successful college program in Musical Theatre, featuring a faculty of trained professionals who are actively involved in the performing arts industry. Randolph kids are encouraged to express themselves and be inspired to learn within a safe and nurturing environment. Campers spend an unforgettable Summer immersed in the arts while also learning valuable life skills, creating lasting friendships, and building confidence that extends beyond the studio and the stage. Childcare and sibling discounts available.
Young People's Theatre Summer Drama Camp
165 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 3Z4
YPT’s Summer Drama Camps are all about energetic bodies and engaged imaginations. Instead of watching passively, participants are up on their feet actively telling stories they have devised together. It’s creative – social – AND physical. Not to mention, it’s FUN! Teachers have extensive backgrounds in professional theatre and education and are skilled at creating programs that nurture self-expression and self-confidence while also ensuring that everyone has fun! Programs are offered for children from grade 1 to grade 12. Camps run July and August. Before and after care is available.