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Summer Day Camps   |   Spring Break Camp

Virginia Rep’s fun-filled camps are full of exploration, investigation and imagination. Our unique and fun day camps provide an exciting and comprehensive understanding of professional theatre performance and production for students from Elementary through 12th grade. With instruction by some of Virginia’s finest theatre artists and educators, your dramatic student will have a theatrical experience like no other!

We strive to keep the tuition costs affordable for all of our campers. A limited amount of tuition assistance is available for those families with an identified need. The application will be provided to you upon request.

Prices subject to change. Please contact Irene Kuykendall for the latest information.


Irene Kuykendall
Education Manager
(804) 783-1688 ext. 1151


Summer Day Camps

All 2019 summer camps have filled. Please check back in 2020 for next year's adventures.

Summer Showtime!

This camp is now full
Thanks to all who signed up!

For Rising 4th - 12th Graders
August 12 - 25, 2019 (performances 8/24 - 8/26)

Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn

With performances:
August 23, 24, and 25

After the intensive two weeks of camp, the Summer Showtime cast will take their places in the spotlight with costumes, props, set, lights and music in four public performances. This camp is a full rehearsal process where actors spend two weeks learning their lines, the music and choreography for four public performances.

Auditions 2019

Summer Showtime enrollment is by audition only. Audition slots for 2019 have all been filled and are no longer available. If you have questions, please contact Irene Kuykendall, Education Manager (804)783-1688 x 1151


This was a fantastic experience for Sierra. She LOVED it and for sure will be participating in the future….This was her first experience in musical theater and she is hooked. It was a fantastic first experience for her. Thank You! - 2018 Participant

 . . . is beyond loving this camp. Her days are filled with all that she loves the very most in this world and she comes home with stories to share and songs to sing daily. Her love of Virginia Rep has grown even larger this last week. Thank you for all of your hard work in getting this together :) - 2015 Participant

If you have questions, please contact Irene Kuykendall at


Dramatic Adventures for Preschoolers
This camp is now full

Thanks to all who signed up!

For 3 to 5 year olds
August 26 - August 30, 2019

Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.*

The Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn

The ideal first theatre camp for your preschool aged child. Stories come alive through creative drama as we use our bodies, voices, and imaginations to embark on multi-sensory journeys through a different book each day.

“Trinity thought she was going back this week and was so disappointed last night when I told her it was over!” - 2016 participant


If you have questions, please contact Irene Kuykendall at

Young Performers Institute
This camp is now full

Thanks to all who signed up!

For Rising 7th - 11th Graders
July 8 - 19, 2019

At Virginia Rep Center downtown
114 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Young Performers Institute will give your middle or early high school student  opportunities to dive deep into theatrical performance including acting, singing, dancing and two surprise courses (in the past we've offered film, Shakespeare, improvisation and stage combat!). Campers are prepared and encouraged to participate in a mock audition in front of Virginia Rep artistic staff and receive immediate feedback. The cost of tuition also includes a backstage tour and matinee performance ticket for The Wiz.

This program was really well done. My son loved it and he is not one to normally embrace new things out of his comfort zone. We are not a singing family so to see him, unafraid, willing to try singing for the first time was a huge win. He especially enjoyed the improv portion. This program really treated the performance part as a workable, skill that can be practiced instead of a 'talent'.    Overall, the program over-delivered in a huge way and I encourage every parent of a performer to queue up for this program early and get ready for huge growth in your performer.- 2018 Participant

I would like to express my thanks to you and all the staff for a wonderful two week camp. My son was excited to go to camp each morning and happy when he returned in the afternoon. It was challenging, fun and he learned something new every day. He did things he didn't know he was able to do (sing and dance) and refined his skills in other areas. Please keep up the good work!- 2018 Participant

I just wanted to tell you what an amazing experience my girls had these past two weeks at the Young Performer's Institute"..."I was so grateful for them to have a positive experience in their lives"..."to see them on that stage at the end of camp was truly magical- and the thing I noticed is they had a HUGE SMILE on their faces the whole time!!- 2018 Participant

 YPI has been the best theatre camp program Maggie has been involved with (the caliber of teacher and classes you offer in YPI are rare), and we will share that info with everyone we know. Thanks for helping to make that possible. - 2017 Participant

. . . LOVED this camp, kudos to you all for putting together an amazing experience for the kids, she has enjoyed the learning parts, the audition feedback, etc. - 2015 Participant


If you have questions, please contact Irene Kuykendall at

Stage Explorers Camp
This camp is now full

Thanks to all who signed up!

For Rising 1st - 6th Graders
June 17 - June 28, 2019

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.*

The Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn

If you would like to be put on a mailing list for this camp, please email Irene Kuykendall at

Each day includes drama, music, dance and a production craft taught by Virginia Rep's theatre professionals and educators. Stage Explorers is a fun and engaging camp for both the novice and experienced young performer. *Extended day options available.

My son Nick attended Stage Explorers Camp every year from 1st-5th Grade and now does debate team and received a full scholarship to college. So much has changed since the days Nick attended camp, but I realize even more the impact theatre has on all of their lives.  - Past Participant

Thank you for such a well-run, engaging, and successful camp. This was our first experience with a Virginia Rep camp and we were very impressed. - 2017 Participant

Thank you! It's been a wonderful experience for my son!- 2015 Participant


If you have questions, please contact Irene Kuykendall at

Show Stoppers

This camp is now full

Thanks to all who signed up!
For Rising 3rd - 8th Graders
July and August 2019

These one week intensives are designed for the aspiring performer interested in sharpening all three of their musical theatre skills - acting, singing, and dancing. Whether your child is a novice or a seasoned performer, they will be grouped with their peers based on experience level and age. Parents will be invited for a short demonstration on the last day of each week to see what the participants have been practicing. Individual weeks in the series are self-contained experiences with different master instructors and new material per session. Sign up for one week, two weeks, or all three.

  • Week # 1: July 22 - July 26 (FULL)
  • Week # 2: July 29 - August 2 (FULL)
  • Week #3: August 5 - 9, 2018 (FULL)

“I would like to thank you and the rest of the staff at Virginia Rep for the amazing experience Tori has had this week.”

“Thank you for a great week last week. Aimee loved the camp and I wish our schedule was open so she could do more!” - 2017 participant


If you have questions, please contact Irene Kuykendall at

Summer Half-Day Camp - New Rep@CAT
This camp is now full

Thanks to all who signed up!


Virginia Repertory Theatre is seizing an exciting opportunity to bring its unique and engaging educational theatre camps to the CAT Theatre space in July of 2019. The new camp provides a thrilling exploration of theatre performance and gives Virginia Rep's own artistic staff an opportunity to connect with, encourage and enrich the lives of local 1st - 5th graders.

Spaces for this camp are limited! Please reserve your space as soon as possible.  Your dramatic student is sure to have a theatrical experience like no other!

Chamberlayne Actors' Theatre
319 N Wilkinson Rd.
Richmond, VA 23227


Spring Break Day Camp

Please check back in early 2020.

The Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn
1601 Willow Lawn Drive
Suite 301 E
Richmond, VA 23230

Each day, campers will rotate through creative drama, music, dance and arts and crafts courses, taught by Virginia Rep's professional educators. Campers will navigate classes and activities in a group of their own peers, based on age and grade level.  The experience will encourage and support both the novice and the seasoned performer. On the last day of camp, campers will perform songs and scenes for family and friends on the Willow Lawn stage! 

Participant - “Thank you for the wonderful spring break camp, Allyson had a lot of fun!”

Participant - “My daughter absolutely LOVED this program! Thank you so much for making it so special.”

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