2021 Young Performers Theatre Camp
(Updated on May 1, 2021)
Due to the current unsettleness around covid and the closure of our theatres at the University of PA, we can only offer one combined musical theatre production this summer -- "THE LIGHTNING THIEF" -- at our Venice Island Performing Arts Center, located at 7 Lock Street, on the Schuylkill River in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. We are scheduled to have live performances of The Lightning Thief during the last week of camp. This is a great opportunity for young performers to rehearse and perform in a professional space.
Also, please note that we are unable to provide bus transportation this summer -- so your camper(s) would need to navigate their way to and from Venice Island theatre.
CAMP DATES & TIMES
The camp will start Tuesday, July 5th and run for six weeks (Monday-Friday) through Friday, August 12, 2022. Camp begins promptly at 9am and continues until 2pm. We expect all cast members to be on time.
The registration & tuition for the six week encampment is $300. A money order, payable to Venice Island PAC, is due at a parent orientation/registration meeting in June. Returning campers need not audition. First year camper families will be notified of audition dates where the candidate must sing acapella and read/act out a short text of their choosing. This may be done via zoom or in person. We also a copy of their birth certificate and a letter of recommendation from a non-relative teacher, neighbor, mentor, etc., who believes a performing arts camp would be a great fit for the camper.
HOW TO APPLY
The first step is to pre-register online. Only online registrations will be accepted. You can register by scrolling down to the subheads at the bottom left of this page and clicking the "forms" heading under Performing Arts Camps. Then scroll down to the application for the Young Performer Theatre Camp registration (it's the last form). Please click that.
Upon submission, you will immediately receive a copy of your application via email.
Thanks for your patience and consideration.
Any questions, please email William.Powell@phila.gov or call 215-685-2245.