Young Performers Institute

For Rising 7th - 10th Graders
Virginia Rep Center

A more mature, in-depth version of our Stage Explorers Summer Camp, Young Performers Institute will give your middle or early high school student professional opportunities to dive deep into theatrical performance and design.

Young Performers Institute participants will receive professional instruction and coaching in a wide variety of intensive acting classes as well as seminars on special topics such as musical theatre audition technique, stage combat, and theatrical design/production. For the first time, YPI will take place at the Virginia Rep Center in downtown Richmond, allowing greater access to the professional facility including the historic November Theatre, costume shop and storage, scene shop and prop storage . . .

The two-week program will culminate with a final showcase for family and friends where campers will perform scenes, monologues, and improvisational acting games that they have worked on during camp. No audition or previous experience is required: an interest and enthusiasm for the stage are all your Young Performer needs to have a great time!

Dates and Times

July 7 - 18, 2014 (two weeks)
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Virginia Rep is a nonprofit corporation, and we strive to make our programming as affordable as possible. Limited financial assistance may be available, and will be determined based upon number of requests received.

$525 for the first camper
sibling discounts available

To Register

Complete the Registration Form (in a new window)


And pay your $75 deposit by credit card to reserve your space.

Pay Online

Or mail a check to:
Virginia Repertory Theatre
114 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(Please write your child’s name and “YPI” in the Memo)

Remaining tuition balance is due no later than June 7th in order to confirm your child’s registration.

For more information call or email Rai Anne Larkins at or 804-783-1688 ext 1140