Summer Theatre Camps & Summer Conservatory

Stage West offers a variety of theatre camps as well as the summer conservatory program. Our summer camps are for ages 8-13 and Stage West’s Summer Conservatory program ages 14-19. 

June 2019 Programs

  • Take One or Take All!
  • Sibling discounts available
  • Multiple camp enrollment discount

Week 1:

Ages 8-13 | Imagination & Play Creation

June 10–13, (M-Th 9:00–4:30) | Show & Tell Performances on Friday June 14, arrival time is 5:00, Performances begin at 6:00

What kind of person would a green squiggle be? What does a yellow line sound like? In the morning, with paper, crayons, movement, and found objects, kids begin to explore color and rhythm and sound-- and turn them into characters. In the afternoon, we turn to traditional Chicago style Improv with our very own Allison Connor.  Freedom & spontaneity, fun and thinking on your feet are the name of the game here.

$275, plus $20 admin/materials fee, lunches and snacks included

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Week 2:

Ages 8-13 | Me, Masks and Monsters

June 17-20, (M-Th 9:00–4:30) | Performance on Friday June 21, arrival time 5:00, Performance at 6:00
In the morning, we explore the faces we wear, like our happy face or the part of us that ‘faces’ our challenges.  We will create our own unique masks representing some of the many sides of us.  Then together, we will create a Monster from found objects, transforming ‘trash’ into treasure. In the afternoon, we will create improvisations and scenes, using our masks and the monster.

$300, plus $25 admin/materials fee, includes lunches and snacks, and dinner on Friday, June 28

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Week 3:

Ages 8-13 | Musical Theater 

June 24-28, (M-F 9:00–4:30) | Performance on Friday, June 28 at 6:30

This week we focus on Musical Theatre, producing a kid-friendly 20-minute musical--while learning the basics of singing, acting, and dancing - and having lots of fun in the process! 

$300, plus $25 registration fee, includes lunches and snacks; and dinner on Friday, June 28

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July 2019 Programs:

Ages 14 – 19 | Summer Theatre Conservatory

July 8 – 27 (3 weeks), (M-F 9:00–4:00) | Performances on Friday July 26 at 6:30pm and Saturday July 27 at 2pm

Seasoned industry artists lead Summer Conservatory students through the process that produces a theatrical show, including audition preparation technique, and training in areas of acting, scenic design and technical theatre. This fun and well-rounded program culminates in two performances of their show in our Studio theatre. In addition, Conservatory students take part in a professional photo shoot, taking home a disk of agent-ready headshots.    

($550) / $50 Registration Fee

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Registration Information

As part of the program tuition, each student will receive a commemorative t-shirt, so don't forget to include shirt size on registration. (One per student, per summer.) Once you have completed the registration form, please continue to the online registration system and scroll down to the camp of your choice (or call us to pay by phone). Once you have paid in full your spot is reserved.

Questions? contact us at education [at] to register for any summer offering or call (817) 554-3613 for additional information.

Financial assistance for our programs is available on a case by case basis, as funds remain. Please contact us for more information.