Theater Summer Camps

little boy in a theater play
Theatre Camps are a fun and creative summer activity. Most theater camps are held at theaters, schools or community centers.

Check out the theater, performing arts and circus arts camps below.

Featured Theatre & Performing Arts Camps
Children’s Musical Theater ~ San Jose
CMT, Silicon Valley’s most acclaimed theater camp, offers three two-week musical theater camps for ages pre-k through high school. Dates are June 17-July 2, July 9-July 24 and July 28-August 12. Learn with the Bay Area’s premiere acting, dance and voice instructors while having FUN! Camp is a great way for beginners to learn the basics and for all levels to grow as a performer. Each session ends with a performance for family and friends. As needed, we offer before-and after-camp child care in a creatively active environment. Stage your Dream at CMT this summer! Register today at

Stage Door Conservatory ~ Berkeley
Stage Door Conservatory provides supportive and uplifting summer performing arts camps for children in grades 2–12.  Both children new to theater and young actors with well-developed skills will enjoy our conservatory and the immersion in singing, acting, dancing, stage-craft and performance we provide. Session are 2–6 weeks long and begin June 23. Financial aid options available. This year, On Broadway for 5–9th graders presents Disney’s “CAMP ROCK: The Musical.” 209-213-2103 or

More Performing Arts Camps ~ San Francisco
ACT Young Conservatory – San Francisco
BAT Improv Summer Camps – San Francisco
Bay Area Shakespeare Camps – San Francisco
Fei Tian Academy of the Arts – San Francisco
JCCSF Theater Camps – San Francisco
Linda Bulgo’s Musical Theater Camp – San Francisco
The Marsh – San Francisco
Musical Theatre Works – San Francisco
Ray of Light Theatre
– San Francisco
San Francisco Opera Guild
– San Francisco
Summer Circus Camp – San Francisco
Walt Disney Family Museum Discovery Summer Camps – San Francisco

More Performing Arts Camps ~ North Bay
San Domenico Summer Camps – San Anselmo
Camp Winnarainbow – Laytonville
Marin Theatre Company – Mill Valley
Novato Theater Company – Novato
Marin Shakespeare Company
– San Rafael
Rhoten Productions Summer Camps – Sonoma

More Performing Arts Camps ~ Peninsula
Bay Area Shakespeare Camps – Burlingame, Pacifica, Los Altos, Palo Alto, San Mateo
Hillbarn Theatre Conservatory – Foster City
Dragon Productions Theatre Summer Acting Camp for Kids – Palo Alto
Hope Musical Theatre – Palo Alto
TheatreWorks – Palo Alto
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory – Portola Valley
San Carlos Children’s Theater – San Carlos
Bay Area Educational Theater Company – San Mateo
Pied Piper Players – San Mateo
Pirate Camp – Stanford

More Performing Arts Camps ~ South Bay
Theater in the Summer – Campbell
California Theatre Center Summer Conservatory – Cupertino
Bay Area Shakespeare Camps – Cupertino, San Jose
Gavilan STAR Program – Gilroy
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center – Los Gatos
Camp Shakespear – Los Gatos
Los Gatos Youth Theater – Los Gatos
India Community Center – Milpitas, Sunnyvale
Oakwood Summer Performing Arts Camp – Morgan Hill
Peninsula Youth Theatre – Mountain View
888 Monkeys Summer Arts Program – San Jose
Children’s Musical Theater of San Jose – San Jose
City Lights Theater Company – San Jose
Conservatory of Arts at Presentation – San Jose
Presentation Repertory Summer Theatre Program – San Jose
San Jose Rep’s Creative Dramatics for Kids – San Jose
Tabard Youth Summer Musical Theatre Workshops – San Jose
Willow Glen Children’s Theatre – San Jose
Upper Floor Studio Musical Theatre Summer Program – Santa Clara
Young Actors Theatre Camp – Santa Cruz

More Performing Arts Camps ~ East Bay
Alameda Children’s Musical Theatre – Alameda
Bay Area Children’s Theatre – Alameda, Piedmont, San Ramon
Bay Area Shakespeare Camps – Alameda, Berkeley, Fremont, Piedmont, Pleasanton
Berkeley Playhouse – Berkeley
Berkeley Repertory Theatre – Berkeley
Ha Ha This A Way – Berkeley
Contra Costa Civic Theater Drama Camp – El Cerrito
Roy’s Magic Camp – Lafayette, Livermore
California Shakespeare Theater – Lafayette, Oakland
ActSmart Children’s Theater – Livermore
Valley Dance Theatre – Livermore
Aurora School – Oakland
Children’s Fairyland – Oakland
Grand Lake Montessori Opera Camp – Oakland
Piedmont Performing Arts Summer Camp
– Oakland
Fireshouse Arts Center – Pleasanton
Standing Ovations Summer Theater Arts Camp – Walnut Creek

Circus Camps
Camp Winnarainbow ~ Laytonville
Northern California’s premiere sleepaway circus and performing arts camp. Founded by cultural icon Wavy Gravy in 1975, Camp Winnarainbow is located 3 hours north of the Bay Area in beautiful Mendocino County. We offer one and two week sessions for children ages 7-14. Classes include trapeze and aerials, juggling, clowning, gymnastics, stilt-walking, drama, multi-cultural dance, martial arts, tightrope, magic, music, art, and environmental awareness. All sessions end with a fabulous show for families & friends.

Rhythmix Creative Kids Camps – Alameda
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center – Los Gatos
Kinetic Arts Center – Oakland
Trapeze Arts – Oakland
Summer Circus Camp – San Francisco
888 Monkeys Summer Arts Program – San Jose