Summer Camps 2019

Find the Bay Area Children's Theatre Summer Camp that is right for you!

Our performance-based classes give children special opportunities and experiences that can build their self-confidence, impart self-reliance, and prepare them for success in the adult world ahead. They learn that they can stand up in front of a group and give a speech or sing a song. They gain the skill to speak up and sing out. And, just as in the world of sports, they participate in defining and achieving goals as a member of a well-trained, well-prepared team. We emphasize teamwork and a focus on the ensemble in all our programs, for that is precisely what actors must do to win hearts and minds on stage.

Our teachers challenge students to achieve their very best, based on their abilities. They set high and achievable standards for behavior and performance, and they always make classes fun!

When kids are having fun they are happy and engaged. We build upon this base of fun and engagement to impart exciting new skills, encourage creativity, and help students learn and appreciate the art and craft of theatre.

Payment plans and scholarships available, email classes@bactheatre.org or call 510-296-4433 x2.

Jump to section: K-1st    2nd-8th    Improv    Broadway Dance    Teen Performers


Little Performers Camps (Entering K - 1st Grades)

Play games, sing songs, create characters, tell stories!

In this one-week camp, we will explore theatre through fun activities that will help teach the basics of drama while engaging the imagination. The camp will finish with a final sharing on the last day of camp where all campers get to show off their new skills.

Locations: Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, San Ramon


Musical Theatre Camps (Entering 2nd - 8th Grades)

Step on the stage!
This fast-paced musical theatre camp takes students entering second - eighth grades through daily fun and engaging rehearsals as we prepare for a fully produced show. Working with a director, choreographer, and music director, campers learn vocal technique, basic dance vocabulary, and storytelling. Staff place an emphasis on building a strong ensemble who support each other on and off stage and use the craft of theatre to help campers build life skills such as creative thinking and problem solving, empathy, and self-confidence. In addition to rehearsals, campers play theatre games and have outdoor breaks for snack and lunch.

Locations: Alameda, Berkeley, Livermore, Oakland, San Francisco, San Ramon, Sunnyvale


Improv Camps (Entering 3rd-6th Grades)

These one-week sessions focus on improvisation and storytelling. We will dive into the collaborative world of creating an original piece of theatre from the ground up! Through basic improv skills, theatre games, story building workshops and artistic collaboration, our actors will construct their very own unique theatre experience. Each week will culminate in a final showcase for friends and family. Emphasis will be placed on building a strong ensemble and exploring artistic creativity.

Locations: Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, San Ramon


Broadway Dance Camps (Entering 2nd-8th Grades)

Dance into the spotlight in our brand new one-week Broadway Dance Camp! Your student will be introduced to the fundamentals of jazz technique and explore storytelling in the classic Broadway style. There will be a presentation of the dances learned on the last day of class. This camp is open to students in 2nd-8th grades. All skill levels welcome!

Locations: Oakland, San Ramon


Teen Performers (Entering 8th-12th Grades)

Step onto the stage this summer in our brand NEW Teen Performers Camp!

This exciting new camp will push our teen actors to refine their musical theatre skills in a challenging 3 week rehearsal process, culminating in a full length production of Into the Woods, by Stephen Sondheim. Teen Performers will get the chance to work with high level Industry Professionals and elevate their skills to a whole new level in dance, voice and acting! Join us for this exciting new full day camp and journey "Into the Woods"!

This camp is limited to 25 actors. Enrolled students will be provided with songs and sides 2 weeks prior to the first day of camp. Auditions and Callbacks will take place the first two days of camp, and every actor who enrolls in camp will be cast in the show.

Locations: Oakland, San Ramon



Finally, we communicate regularly with you through email, class handouts, and web updates to keep you up informed about the schedule, your student's progress, major milestones for each class, and ways that you can help!

For more information, please contact us at: classes@bactheatre.org

Bay Area Children's Theatre  |  Phone: 510-296-4433  |  info@bactheatre.org