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MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Stratford Festival offers year-round programming in which young people can learn collaboratively and experientially alongside their peers.

Our overnight Theatre Arts Camp has been running for more than 20 years. Unique in North America, we aim to provide an unparalleled, immersive learning experience here in Stratford. With a focus on process and taught by professional theatre artists, participants enjoy a variety of classes, workshops, discussion, rehearsal and theatre-going.

2024 sessions include: Theatre Foundations, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, Theatre Production and Playwriting.


“This camp was one of the best experiences of my life.” (George Crosby, Musical Theatre)


“This was the most incredible week of my life, I learned so much about theatre. It gave me a new confidence in my ability to build a future and career.” (Shams Al-Haddad, Theatre Production)



Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration closes June 1, but many sessions sell out early.

All meals, performance tickets and accommodation are included in the session price. Week-long camps include a ticket to four Festival performances and two-week camps include a ticket to seven. All camps culminate in a short performance or sharing of work-in-progress by the participants.


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Full and partial financial assistance is available for participants who require it. Financial assistance includes support for camp fees as well as travel costs to and from Stratford, Ontario.

All funds for 2024 have now been distributed.  To be placed on a waiting list to be notified if financial assistance becomes available, please contact us using the email below.


If you have any questions before or during the process, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email
educate@stratfordfestival.ca or phone at 519.271.4040 x2293.

Financial assistance for the Stratford Festival Theatre Arts Camps generously provided by The Nancy and George Taylor Theatre Arts Camp Financial Assistance Program. 

OVERNIGHT SUMMER SESSIONS

Theatre Foundations: July 7-13

Our Grade 7&8 Theatre Foundations camps provide participants with the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of theatre with a focus on learning the actor's tools for storytelling. Through guided exercises, workshops and rehearsal, the curriculum includes an exploration of voice, language, movement and ensemble-building.

Cost: $2,100 +tax

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PLEASE NOTE:  When paying, you will be given the option to pay the full amount or to create a payment plan to divide the payment into 3 installments as follows: $25 immediately upon registration; $150 deposit charged 30 days after registration; balance charged 90 days after registration or June 1st, 2024, whichever comes first.

Following registration, you will receive an order confirmation email with details about CampDoc, who we are partnering with to securely collect additional information. The CampDoc platform is also where further details about each session will be posted leading up to the camp. 

CampDoc

Musical Theatre Focus: July 14-20

Our Grade 7&8 Musical Theatre Focus camps provide participants with the opportunity to explore the history and foundations of musical theatre from its beginnings through to 2024. Through guided exercises, workshops and rehearsal, the curriculum includes an emphasis on voice, dance and acting and an exploration of some of the genre's greatest songs.

Cost: $2,300 +tax

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PLEASE NOTE:  When paying, you will be given the option to pay the full amount or to create a payment plan to divide the payment into 3 installments as follows: $25 immediately upon registration; $150 deposit charged 30 days after registration; balance charged 90 days after registration or on June 1st, 2024, whichever comes first.

Following registration, you will receive an order confirmation email with details about CampDoc, who we are partnering with to securely collect additional information. The CampDoc platform is also where further details about each session will be posted leading up to the camp.

CampDoc

Shakespeare Intensive: July 7-20   

Our Grade 9-12 Shakespeare Intensive sessions provide participants with a more rigorous exploration of Shakespeare's works. The curriculum builds on the foundations of Shakespearean performance with a focus on developing performance skills through voice and text. With individual and ensemble-based exercises, workshops and rehearsal, participants will learn and stage their own adaptation of one of Shakespeare's classics.

Cost: $3,300 + tax

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PLEASE NOTE: When paying, you will be given the option to pay the full amount or to create a payment plan to divide the payment into 3 installments as follows: $25 immediately upon registration; $250 deposit charged 30 days after registration; balance charged 90 days after registration or on June 1st, 2024, whichever comes first.

Following registration, you will receive an order confirmation email with details about CampDoc, who we are partnering with to securely collect additional information. The CampDoc platform is also where further details about each session will be posted leading up to the camp.

CampDoc

Musical Theatre Intensive: July 21-August 3

Our Grade 9-12 Musical Theatre Intensive sessions provide participants with a more rigorous exploration of the musical theatre genre. The curriculum builds on the foundations of musical theatre performance with a focus on developing the participants' performance skills through voice, dance and acting. With individual and ensemble exercises, workshops and rehearsal, participants will learn and stage their own performance while exploring a selection of songs from the musical theatre canon.

Cost: $3,600 +tax

Information Sheet

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: When paying, you will be given the option to pay the full amount or to create a payment plan to divide the payment into 3 installments as follows: $25 immediately upon registration; $250 deposit charged 30 days after registration; balance charged 90 days after registration or on June 1st, 2024, whichever comes first.

Following registration, you will receive an order confirmation email with details about CampDoc, who we are partnering with to securely collect additional information. The CampDoc platform is also where further details about each session will be posted leading up to the camp.

CampDoc

Theatre Production: July 7-13

Our Grade 8-12 Theatre Production sessions provide participants with a deep exploration of what goes on behind-the-scenes. Through experiential learning, observation and mentorship, participants will explore several different areas of theatre production with professionals working at the Stratford Festival. Areas of exploration include: stage management, carpentry, set and costume design, lighting and sound.

Cost: $2,100 +tax


Information Sheet

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  When paying, you will be given the option to pay the full amount or to create a payment plan to divide the payment into 3 installments as follows: $25 immediately upon registration; $150 deposit charged 30 days after registration; balance charged 90 days after registration or on June 1st, 2024, whichever comes first.

Following registration, you will receive an order confirmation email with details about CampDoc, who we are partnering with to securely collect additional information. The CampDoc platform is also where further details about each session will be posted leading up to the camp.

CampDoc

Playwriting Intensive: July 14-20

Led by a professional playwright, this program invites young writers in Grade 8-12 to learn creative writing techniques with a focus on supporting them in developing their own voice as a playwright. Working collaboratively and on their own, participants will experiment with different writing exercises, styles and genres in order to bring an original script from page to stage. The program culminates in a reading of participants' original work by Stratford Festival actors.

Cost: $2,100 +tax


Information Sheet

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  When paying, you will be given the option to pay the full amount or to create a payment plan to divide the payment into 3 installments as follows: $25 immediately upon registration; $150 deposit charged 30 days after registration; balance charged 90 days after registration or on June 1st, 2024, whichever comes first.

Following registration, you will receive an order confirmation email with details about CampDoc, who we are partnering with to securely collect additional information. The CampDoc platform is also where further details about each session will be posted leading up to the camp.

CampDoc