Camps

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Join us this summer for an exciting theatre adventure! Our summer camps provide a fun and safe environment for children to explore theatre arts.


It’s Elementary: A Little Theatre for Big Imaginations
Join us this summer for an exciting theatre adventure! At It’s Elementary, Teaching Artists will help students learn to work as an ensemble to perform short, original plays. Students will have the chance to try out their acting skills, create props and scenery for their performances, play theatre games, and experiment with dance and movement. Students will also enjoy performances by professional guest artists throughout the summer.

Each session features a unique theme and a final performance for family and friends. Students will be divided into age groups. Staff to student ratio 1:6. Ages 4—9.

Summer Stories
Put your imagination to the test in this one-week camp! Students will turn their favorite stories into memorable scenes and skits and use their imaginations to create brand-new plays while also enjoying theatre games, ensemble-building activities, and more. Camp will conclude with a performance of brand-new, original works. Staff to student ratio 1:7. Ages 8—12.

Season Sampler–NEW!

Can’t get enough of Encore onstage? Explore four upcoming shows from Encore’s 2017-18 season in this fun new camp! Each day, we’ll focus on a new script and skill set, including training in stage combat, musical theatre, Shakespeare, and more. This innovative camp is perfect for budding actors and eager audience members alike! Staff to student ratio 1:7. Ages 8—12.

Scenes for Tweens & Teens: An Exciting, High-Impact Drama Program
Ready for two weeks of theatrical fun? During Scenes for Tweens, students will develop their performance skills through workshops in character study, movement, improvisation, ensemble building, and more. They’ll then put their new skills to the test while working to create a scripted performance for family and friends.

Each session has a unique theme: comedy, musical theatre, tragedy, and adventure. Students are encouraged to participate in multiple sessions or to repeat a session they’ve enjoyed in the past as the performance material and skill-building classes change each year. During each session, students will be divided into age groups. Each session will culminate in a performance. Staff to student ratio: 1:9. Ages 8—12.

Stage Door A Three-Week Theatre Conservatory
Ready to embrace the spotlight? Participate in a fully-staged musical production with Stage Door!

In this conservatory-style program, you’ll work to sharpen your acting, singing, and dancing skills each morning, then immediately put those skills to the test as part of our daily rehearsal process. This camp experience is led by a director, music director, and choreographer, and the curriculum is enhanced by workshops with guest artists. Past workshop topics have included stage combat, clowning, makeup design, and physical comedy. As the camp builds towards public performances of a fully-staged musical, you’ll be challenged to fully engage your creativity, to develop a memorable character, and to work as part of a team while gaining valuable stage experience.

Runs in conjunction with Encore’s Tech Camp. Staff to student ratio 1:7. Ages 11-15.

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Tech Camp
Interested in developing your technical theatre skills? Here’s your chance to get backstage!

With just three weeks to put together all of the technical elements of a show, you’ll be challenged to bring your best, most creative self to camp every day. Each morning, you’ll focus on exploring technical skills including scenic design, costuming, stage management, and more. Afternoons will be spent turning designs into reality by creating set pieces, props, and costumes. By the third week of camp, you’ll be ready to present your designs to the public and run a seamless show backstage. Throughout each session, your work will be supplemented by guest artist-led workshops on topics such as stage combat, sound design, and lighting as you prepare for two public performances.

Runs in conjunction with Encore’s Stage Door camp. Staff to student ratio 1:7. Ages 11-15.

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One-Act Wonders (2016)
Want to pack as much theatre as possible into just two weeks? Hone your performance and technical theatre skills in the fast-paced environment of this innovative camp! Under the guidance of professional directors and designers, students will have the opportunity to participate as both actors and designers/crew members as they channel their creative energy, talent, and enthusiasm into two fully-staged public performances.

Space availability for camp sessions can be viewed online on the registration page.

Encore Stage & Studio offers a variety of camps during the academic school year and summer.



When school is out, Encore is in! While school is on a short vacation, Encore will take its students on a vacation of lifetime–into literary destinations! New this season, Encore is pleased to offer mini-camps for students in Kindergarten – 5th grade on days when Arlington Public Schools are closed.




Travel with Encore as we will explore the exciting music, movement, and madness of Broadway Musicals! Each day will focus on a new Broadway hit! With props, costume pieces, and imagination, students in grades K-5 will bring your favorite Broadway musicals to life! Students will also enjoy theatre games, crafts, and activities. We’ll be sure to send a postcard! Enrollment is a la carte. Choose to sign up for one day, or the entire week!

Please review our polices to learn about refunds, scholarships and more.