2024 Summer Camps Bring Storybooks to the Stage!

Learning doesn’t have to stop just because it’s summertime! Theatre camps are a great way for youth to explore literature in a fun and creative way.

Led by our team of professional directors, students will transform into their favorite characters and learn essential life skills (known as the NTPA 10 Characters) as they bring popular stories to life on stage. With summer learning opportunities for ages 5 to 18, there’s a spot for everyone in our upcoming camps or productions.

Week-long camps are available in half-day and full-day options for ages 5-14 and two-week productions are available for all grades, K-12! Each one-week camp has a different theme based on popular children’s stories like Descendants, Frozen, and Harry Potter. There are a dozen options for two-week productions, and there’s truly something for all ages, from Frozen Kids to Hair!

Plus, it’s the perfect time to try out a theatre program at NTPA, because new students get 25% off their first camp or production! Programs are available at NTPA’s Plano, Fairview, Frisco, Dallas, and Southlake locations all summer long.

So pick your week (or weeks) and sign up today! Summer camps fill up fast, so reserve your spot TODAY while you still can.

Discounts

  • New Student Discount: Get 25% off your first camp by entering code NEW2NTPA at checkout! Only valid for a student’s first class or camp and first production at NTPA. Can not be combined with other promotions or discounts. Can not be applied to Academy (certification) classes.
  • Sibling Discount: Get 10% off when you register two or more siblings in the same summer camp. Applies automatically at checkout.

Ten Characters of NTPA

At NTPA, we believe that theatre changes lives. We strive to teach all of our students not only how to act, sing or dance, but also how to be better human beings. Students who participate in our programs will be taught the Ten Characters of North Texas Performing Arts.

Teamwork
Leadership
Responsibility
Respect
Self-Confidence

Integrity
Discipline
Gratitude
Positive Attitude
Love One Another

Important Information

  • Each camp begins with a brief half-hour orientation meeting for parents.
  • Students should bring a snack and drink each day. Full day students should also bring a sack lunch each day.
  • All camps end with a showcase for friends and family.

Pricing/Schedule

  • Morning Camp – 9 AM-12 PM – $299
  • Afternoon Camp – 1-4 PM – $299
  • Full day Camp – 9 AM-4 PM – $459
  • Late Pick Up – 4-5:00 PM – $50
  • 2-Week Productions – varies by show

Locations

Willow Bend Center of the Arts
6121 W. Park Blvd. B216
Plano, TX 75093

Fairview Youth Theatre
302 Town Place
Fairview, TX 75069

North Texas Performing Arts – Frisco
6500 Preston Road, Suite 101
Frisco, TX 75034

North Texas Performing Arts – Dallas
12300 Inwood Rd. #112
Dallas, TX 75244

North Texas Performing Arts – Southlake
1101 N Carroll Ave.
Southlake, TX 76092

Camps for Students with Disabilities

Check out our Starcatchers Creativity Camps! These camps aim to give youth and adults with disabilities opportunities to learn the fundamentals of putting on a production.

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Camps for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students

Check out our Deaf Theatre Production Camp! This camp aims to give Deaf youth and their siblings experience in musical-themed activities.

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Art and Drama
Ages 5-8
Half Day Camps

These week-long camps are themed around popular children’s stories and promote learning through creativity. Each week, students will actively bring a different story to life through visual and performing arts. Activities may include story dramatization, improvisation, theatre games, movement, pantomime, and various theme-related arts and crafts.

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Exploring Theatre
Ages 7-11
Half Day Camps

In this exciting week-long camp, students explore all aspects of creating theatre from developing a story to writing a script and staging a play. Under the direction of a skilled artist/educator, students in the week-long camp start by learning the basics of storytelling and then take those skills and write a short scene. On Friday, they will perform a staged reading of their new script for families and friends!

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Full Day Production
Ages 9-14
Full Day Camps

A full day production (7 hours including a 1 hour supervised lunch break) – Acting, choreography, theater skill games, and more! According to each week’s theme, students will work on acting skills in the morning and rehearse in the afternoon for a whole day of theatre fun. Showcase for family and friends on Friday of each week. This camp does require students to work at home on line memorization.

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Two -Week Productions
Grades K-12

Two-week productions are perfect for the experienced student who wants to participate in a major production this summer! All the excitement of a full length production crammed into two crazy fun weeks! Students in two-week productions will audition the first day of rehearsal and all students who enroll will be cast. Two-week intensives require a video audition prior to the first rehearsal to be cast. In addition to tuition, students will be required to provide their own costume and meet a ticket requirement.

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Art and Drama Camps – Ages 5-8

Art and Drama Plano AM
9 AM-12 PM
Plano PM
1-4 PM
Fairview AM
9 AM-12 PM
Frisco AM
9 AM-12 PM
Dallas AM
9 AM-12 PM
Southlake AM
9 AM-12 PM
June 3-7 Be Our Guest with Belle Bluey and Bingo Summer Fun The Lion King’s Adventure Mickey and Minnie’s Clubhouse Princess and Pirate Mania Inside Out Core Memories
June 10-14 Superman and Wonder Woman Cinderella and her Prince Olaf’s Frozen Adventures Dr. Seuss & Friends Ariel & Flounder’s Under the Sea Journey Trolls Band Tog
June 17-21 The Spell of Encanto Simba and his Pride Harry Potter’s Magic Trolls Band Together Be Our Guest with Belle Olaf’s Frozen Adventures
June 24-28 Ariel and Flounder meet Under the Sea Snoopy, Woodstock, and Friends Superman and Wonder Woman Bluey and Bingo Summer Fun Trolls Band Together Winnie the Pooh & Friends
July 1-5 (no camp July 4) Paw Patrol Saves the Day Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Under the Sea with Ariel Winnie the Pooh & Friends Spiderman and Wonder Woman Bluey and Bingo Summer Fun
July 8-12 Descendants Villains and Friends Trolls Travel the World The Magic of Encanto Ariel and Flounder meet Under the Sea Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Cinderella and Friends
July 15-19 Harry, Hermione, and Ron The Beast’s Enchanted Castle Paw Patrol Saves the Day Paw Patrol Saves the Day Alice and the White Rabbit Descendants
July 22-26 The Lion King at Pride Rock Descendants The Magic of Harry Potter Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Mickey and Minnie’s Clubhouse Paw Patrol Saves the Day
July 29-Aug 2 Mickey and Minnie’s Clubhouse Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue Dorothy and her OZ Friends Minion Mayhem Bluey and Bingo Summer Fun Mickey and Minnie’s Clubhouse
August 5-9 no camp no camp no camp Inside Out Core Memories no camp The Lion King at Pride Rock

Exploring Theatre Camps – Ages 7-11

Exploring Theatre Plano AM
9 AM-12 PM
Plano PM
1-4 PM
Fairview PM
1-4 PM
Frisco PM
1-4 PM
Dallas PM
1-4 PM
Southlake PM
1-4 PM
June 3-7 Batman and His Super Friends Harry’s Wizarding World Mal’s Wicked World Adventures in Wonka’s Factory Harry, Hermione, and Ron Trolls Band Together
June 10-14 Coco’s Magical Journey Descendants Harry, Hermione and Ron Trolls Band Together Annie and her Orphan Friends Superman and Wonder Woman
June 17-21 Moana meets Lilo and Stitch Rey, Finn and the Star Wars Annie and her Orphan Friends Harry’s Wizarding World Dorothy, Glinda, and the Wicked Witch Barbie’s Pink World
June 24-28 Shrek, Donkey and Fiona Nemo & Dory Dorothy, Glinda, and the Wicked Witch Mario & Luigi’s Adventures Percy Jackson & Friends Aladdin’s Adventures
July 1-5 (no camp July 4) The Cat in the Hat and his Dr. Seuss Friends Aladdin’s Adventures Simba, Pumbaa, and Timon’s Adventures Coco’s Magical Journey Nemo & Dory The Adventures of Woody, Buzz and Friends
July 8-12 The Magic of Encanto The Adventures of Woody, Buzz and Friends Harry’s Magical Journey Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventures Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket Nemo & Dory
July 15-19 Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost Boys Mario & Luigi’s Adventures Superheroes vs Supervillains Barbie’s Pink World Aladdin and the Magic Carpet Dorothy, Glinda, and the Wicked Witch
July 22-26 The Incredibles Save The Day! Shrek and Donkey and their Fantastic Friends The Magic of Encanto Wreck it with Ralph and Vanellope Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventures Harry, Hermione, and Ron
July 29-Aug 2 Harry, Hermione, and Ron Barbie’s Pink World Belle and the Enchanted Castle Ninja Turtles Adventures Mal’s Wicked World Encanto’s Magical Music
August 5-9 no camp no camp no camp Encanto’s Magical Music no camp Descendants

Full Day Production Camps – Ages 9-14

Full Day Production Plano
9 AM-4 PM
Fairview
9 AM-4 PM
Frisco
9 AM-4 PM
Dallas
9 AM-4 PM
Southlake
9 AM-4 PM
June 3-7 The Magic of Encanto Descendants Shrek & his Fairy Tale Friends Wizards of Hogwarts Harry and his Wizarding Friends
June 10-14 Adventures of Beauty & the Beast Wizards of Hogwarts Descendants Little Orphan Annie The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
June 17-21 Descendants Little Orphan Annie Wizards of Hogwarts The Wonderful World of Oz Inside Out Core Memories
June 24-28 Wizards of Hogwarts The Wonderful World of Oz Frozen Adventures Percy Jackson & the Half Bloods Descendants
July 1-5 no camp no camp no camp no camp no camp
July 8-12 Little Orphan Annie Harry and his Wizarding Friends Percy Jackson & the Half Bloods Willy Wonka’s Factory The Spell of Encanto
July 15-19 The Wonderful World of Oz Superheroes Unite! Harry and his Wizarding Friends Super Mario & Luigi Save the World! Superheroes Unite!
July 22-26 Harry and his Wizarding Friends The Magic of Encanto Willy Wonka’s Factory Adventures of Beauty & the Beast Frozen Adventures
July 29-Aug 2 Superheroes Unite! Adventures of Beauty & the Beast The Magic of Encanto Descendants Shrek & his Fairy Tale Friends
August 5-9 no camp no camp Adventures of Beauty & the Beast no camp Willy Wonka’s Factory

2-Week Productions

Two-week productions are perfect for the experienced student who wants to participate in a major production this summer! All the excitement of a full length production crammed into two crazy fun weeks! Students in two-week productions will audition the first day of rehearsal and all students who enroll will be cast. Two-week intensives require a video audition prior to the first rehearsal to be cast. In addition to tuition, students will be required to provide their own costume and meet a ticket requirement.