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Berkeley Rep Summer Programs

Summer programs are now open for registration. To receive priority notification about registrations and school events, please join our email list and select "School—Adult Classes" or "School—Youth/Teen Classes" under interests.

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Youth and Teen Summer Programs

Youth and teen summer programs will be held at the School of Theatre located at 2071 Addison Street, Berkeley. Masks are encouraged but will be optional for all students. Information regarding camp expectations, COVID safety details, and more will be emailed to families before the program begins.

MON–FRI · 9am–4pm, meal break included · 7/8–7/12 · $450

 

Let’s get creative! 

 

In this one-week summer program, we welcome all young artists to explore the fundamentals of storytelling through acting, voice, movement, improv, and more. Working together with their peers and our professional theatre artists, students will harness their creative power and develop valuable tools such as communication, confidence, and problem-solving skills, all while creating a short performance to share with families on our final day of camp. 

 

All students must be 6 years old before the start date of their camp. 

 

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MON–FRI · 9am–4pm, meal break included · 7/15–7/19 · $450

 

Let’s get creative! 

 

In this one-week summer program, we welcome all young artists to explore the fundamentals of storytelling through acting, voice, movement, improv, and more. Working together with their peers and our professional theatre artists, students will harness their creative power and develop valuable tools such as communication, confidence, and problem-solving skills, all while creating a short performance to share with families on our final day of camp. 

 

All students must be 6 years old before the start date of their camp. 

 

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MON–FRI · 9am–4pm, meal break included · 6/10–6/28 · $1,350

 

Jump in and explore the magic of theatre-making by performing in an original play with Berkeley Rep!

 

Students will harness their imaginative power by collaborating with peers alongside a professional playwright and director to breathe life into a play that challenges, thrills, and speaks to young artists and their community. With daily acting, improv, voice, and movement classes, as well as special electives such as playwriting, stage combat, and on-camera acting, students will have the opportunity to let their voices shine explore a wide variety of creative mediums!

 

Mid-way through the program, we’ll shift into rehearsal mode to focus on staging, character development, and incorporating the skills learned in classes and electives. Students will collaborate with Berkeley Rep’s professional cohort of artists and designers during this process to add production elements such as lights, sound, and costumes, to prepare for the final professional performance.

 

On the last day of camp, we invite friends, family, and community members to join us for a performance of this original play starring all summer intensive students on Berkeley Rep’s world-renowned stage! 

 

All experience levels are welcome and embraced for this dynamic theatrical adventure!

 

Register

MON–FRI · 9am–4pm, meal break included · 7/8–7/26 · $1,350

 

Jump in and explore the magic of theatre-making by performing in an original play with Berkeley Rep!

 

Students will harness their imaginative power by collaborating with peers alongside a professional playwright and director to breathe life into a play that challenges, thrills, and speaks to young artists and their community. With daily acting, improv, voice, and movement classes, as well as special electives such as playwriting, stage combat, and on-camera acting, students will have the opportunity to let their voices shine explore a wide variety of creative mediums!

 

Mid-way through the program, we’ll shift into rehearsal mode to focus on staging, character development, and incorporating the skills learned in classes and electives. Students will collaborate with Berkeley Rep’s professional cohort of artists and designers during this process to add production elements such as lights, sound, and costumes, to prepare for the final professional performance.

 

On the last day of camp, we invite friends, family, and community members to join us for a performance of this original play starring all summer intensive students on Berkeley Rep’s world-renowned stage! 

 

All experience levels are welcome and embraced for this dynamic theatrical adventure!

 

Register

MON–FRI · 4:30–7:30pm · 6/10–6/21 · $800

 

Lights, camera, action! Delve into the fundamentals of filmmaking and explore all major disciplines of the craft including screenwriting, directing, acting, and editing/post-production. Students will get to develop and produce their own original pieces, which will be shown at a final short film screening for friends and family the last day of class.

 

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MON–FRI · 11am–4pm (1–7pm on Fri 8/2), meal break included · 7/22–8/2 · $1,000

 

Are you ready to dance, sing, and act your heart out? Join us for this dynamic, super-charged musical theatre camp!

 

This two-week summer intensive is a unique opportunity for students to reach the next level in their musical theatre training and learn from a team of professional theatre artists. During the first week, students will expand their technical skills in dance, voice, and acting through a rigorous training regimen that challenges each student to cultivate their artistic prowess. 

 

Week two is performance-focused as students begin a rigorous rehearsal process, culminating in a live cabaret-style presentation on stage in Berkeley Rep's renowned theatre. 

 

Designed for aspiring triple threats, this program offers specialized training for students to hone their skills. This camp welcomes all levels of performer, and is the perfectly tailored to help any young artist take the next step on their artistic journey.

 

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Special offers

There will be an Early Bird Discount on all summer programs, available through Mar 8, 2024. This discount will give all early registrants $100 off, and will appear on each class registration page.

Current Berkeley Rep season subscribers receive 10% off all programs.

Blue Star families receive 15% off programs. Please email school@berkeleyrep.org to register.

Discounts cannot be combined or applied retroactively.

 

Payment plans available

Email school@berkeleyrep.org to set up a payment plan for summer programming.

Frequently asked questions

If you have a question not addressed below, please email school@berkeleyrep.org.

Absolutely! Our summer programs are for students of all experience levels and backgrounds. Our teaching artists will meet each student where they’re at, and make sure to challenge more experienced students, while welcoming and celebrating those who are taking their first journey into theatre.

We understand that scheduling conflicts may arise. As long as you notify our camp staff of your student’s absence ahead of time, that shouldn’t be a problem! Attendance is crucial, however, during the final days of camp as students work hard on their final performances. We ask that students try their best to attend camp during our tech rehearsal hours, which will be communicated to families ahead of time.

For each camp's final performance/sharing we invite friends, families, and community members to join us in one of Berkeley Rep’s performance spaces to celebrate our campers’ hard work. Exact details will be emailed to families a week in advance, but performances are typically around 7pm, last one hour, and conclude with a small celebration in our lobby space. RSVP is not necessary.

We ask that all students come dressed to move, and with close-toed shoes. Please bring water, snacks, and writing utensils. With parental consent, students in 9–12 grade may buy lunch nearby in downtown Berkeley. To ensure student safety, all high school students must sign out for lunch, and bring all food back to eat campus. All other students must bring lunch and remain on campus during lunchtime.

Unfortunately we are not able to provide care for students before or after camp. Our facilities will be open starting at 8:45am each day. We ask that parents and guardians please assist in timely drop-off and pick-up. 

Summer programs cancellation policy

Middle and high school programs: If you cancel before April 1, your tuition will be refunded less a $200 fee. If you cancel after April 1, your tuition will be refunded less a $450 fee. After May 1, no refund will be given.

Elementary school programs: Cancellations made before Apr 1 will be refunded less a $75 fee. Cancellations made after Apr 1 will be refunded less a $150 fee. After May 1, no refunds will be given.

 

Financial aid

Families applying for financial aid must complete our application form first, before submitting a $25 deposit per student at the time of registration. This amount secures the student’s place in the program while their financial aid application is under consideration.

Complete our application form or email school@berkeleyrep.org.

Summer Program teaching artists

Summer program teaching artists will be announced soon!

Lead education funders

California Arts CouncilJonathan Logan Family Foundation

Gisele & Kenneth F. Miller

The Woodlawn Foundation

Executive education funder

Koret Foundation

Sustaining education funder

Wells Fargo

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