Young Performers Institute

For Rising 7th - 10th Graders
Virginia Rep Center

For more information call or email Rai Anne Larkins at ralarkins@va-rep.org or 804-783-1688 ext 1140


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!

Thanks to all who participated in our 2014 camp! Please check back for more information about summer, 2015.