Playhouse Summer Theatre Camps

Please check back in early next year for information about our 2018 camps!


Frequently Asked Questions

All children of any experience level are welcome. Our professional teachers adjust class material based on the students’ levels of experience.
Regardless of previous acting experience, we group students by age. It is our philosophy that students remain with their age peers, and the instructor can adjust teaching styles based on experience within the groups. If you have any questions about the classes, please contact us.
Yes! Each camp session focuses on different skill sets that can be used as a stand alone experience or combined to make for an even more in depth experience with theatre.

Summer Theatre Day Camp:

All weeklong camps lead up to a 10-minute performance piece for friends and family to attend on the last day of camp, to be performed with the other age groups at 4 p.m. in the Marx Theatre.

Performance Academy:

  • Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR. will perform on Saturday, July 1st at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • WORLD PREMIERE ACADEMY will perform on Friday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Disney’s SLEEPING BEAUTY, KIDS will perform on the Friday at 4pm.
Yes, payment must be received at the time of registration in order to hold a place for your child in the camp, but payment plans are available through the Box Office at 513-421-3888.
Yes! Register by Feb. 28 and receive $50 off tuition. This early-bird discount is good for multiple weeks and children in the same household.
Please call the Box Office at 513-421-3888 for more details or to speak with a member of our Education team. You may also reach us via email at
Once a camp session is full, we will begin a waiting list. The list will be created as first come, first served. To add your name to the list, please contact Box Office at 513-421-3888. We do ask that you consider sending your camper to a different week of camp.
A confirmation email will be sent to you within 72 hours of registration, reserving your child’s place in the camp. You will also receive an email with a link to an online Emergency Medical Form to fill out within two weeks of the start date of your camp and more details about the camp day.
We do offer a limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships for each session of camp. The deadline for scholarship requests is May 12. Please contact the Education Coordinator at 513-977-2028 for more information.

Apply for a Scholarship:
There will be no refunds given after May 31 for all June camps and June 12 for all July camps. Cancellations before the refund deadline will be honored with a full refund, minus a $25 administration fee.
Discounted early-bird registration began Jan. 30 and ended Feb. 28. Regular registration began March 1. You can register online or by calling the Box Office at 513-421-3888.
We ask that parents do not stay during the camp day or enter classrooms while camp is in progress. Students are less inhibited and feel more confident when adults other than the teacher are not in the room. If you need to pick up your child early, please contact the Camp Coordinator who will retrieve your camper and bring them to you in the lobby.
Our teachers are theatre professionals with years of experience and a strong focus in education.
Camp classes range from 14-20 students. Performance camps may reach 30 students, but will maintain a student to teacher ratio of 10:1.
We are unable to provide snack or lunch to campers. Please be aware, that in order to serve as many students as possible that we have implemented a NO NUT rule and we cannot refrigerate or heat lunches.

On the first day of camp please follow our driveway clockwise around the building and park in our garage. We ask that you walk your camper inside of the building where our camp staff will greet, sign them in and ensure we have all medical information needed on file. After the first morning and for the remainder of camp, pull into our driveway circle, drop off your child at our front doors and exit through the lower level of the garage.


Please follow our drive around the parking garage on the back side. Campers will be waiting on the top level of the garage with camp staff. We ask that you park your car and walk up to sign your student out. Anyone picking up a student from camp must be listed on their paperwork. Students will not be permitted to leave camp with anyone not authorized in advance.
Yes, we have both Before Care and After Care programs available. These programs are provided as basic child care not an additional theatre camp. Snacks for this time are welcome – but not provided.

Before Care and After Care must be purchased separately online or through the Box Office. The cost of each is $30 per week/session.

Before Care runs from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
After Care runs from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For students not enrolled in before care we will begin checking in students at 8:45 a.m. If your child is not enrolled in After care and is not picked up by 4:45 p.m. we will charge you for the session.

Please Note: Before Care and After Care are not available for offsite camps.
Students arrive at camp by 9 a.m. and sign in at the check-in table before joining their group. After morning assembly and warm ups in their small groups, campers and their counselors go to class sessions taught by our theatre education professionals. We have two snack breaks throughout the day and one lunch break. Snacks and lunch are not provided.

The camp day concludes with an all-camp assembly and dismissal at 4:30 p.m.

Summer Theatre Day Camp

Introduce the young theatre fans in your life to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for a one-week theatre camp! Each week offers five exciting courses that are influenced by a unique, artistic theme. All lessons lead up to a 10-minute performance piece for friends and family to attend on the last day of camp. This camp is for students entering grades one to 10. Classes and themes vary each session for campers interested in joining multiple weeks!

Performance Academy

This process-based performance program is for theatre enthusiasts entering grades one through 12 who want to experience the production of a play from beginning to end. During each session, campers will take classes and rehearse a play to be performed with limited sets and costumes for friends and family at the end of the week. Performance Academy will hold three-week camps at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and one-week camps at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Run Jump-n-Play Mason. No auditions necessary! Roles will be assigned on the first day of camp and lead roles may be double-cast to increase the learning experience for student performers.

Before and After Care

The Playhouse also offers before and after care for parents who need more flexibility. Before care runs from 8 to 9 a.m.; after care runs from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. You'll be offered the option of purchasing before care and/or after care after you select your camp. For payment plans, call the Box Office at 513-421-3888.


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