For in-person classes, masks, distancing and consistent hygiene protocols will be strictly enforced. If we are not able to hold classes inside, they will move to an outdoor space in front of the Theatre. If we need to cancel due to changes in the state/county guidelines, we will offer full refunds or the option to move to one of the online classes. All other refund policies remain the same. Learn about our safety protocol here.

Summer Acting Workshop and Improv Classes

Fun-Filled Theatre Camps for Kids and Teens (Grades ​4-12)
The skills developed—and explored—in SCR’s Summer Acting Workshop classes build confidence and self-esteem. The two-week camp is designed for students new to SCR and introduces them to solving creative problems through inspiration and innovation! Enthusiastic and experienced professional artists will help students explore and deepen their understanding of the craft of acting and strengthen important life skills.

Classes meet in the safe and creative environment of Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, which has been at the forefront of theatre in America for more than 50 years.

What's a day like at the camp? Each day begins with an invigorating all-camp warm-up. Class time follows, as students join their age groups for two lively hours of interactive instruction in voice, movement, character development and more—led by SCR’s staff of theatre professionals. The final hour is spent with special guests who bring to life various aspects of theatre, such as design, improvisation, combat, singing and playwriting—it's something different every day. The two-week ​camp concludes on Saturday with students sharing their work onstage in a demonstration for invited family and friends.

Students and parents love the summer camp atmosphere.
 Read what they have to say about it!
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SUMMER ACTING WORKSHOP SCHEDULES | July ​and August 2021

Tuition is $​405​ per two-week session and sibling discounts are available.
Please call (714) 708-5510 for questions, the sibling discount or to register by phone.
Cancellation and refund policies.
SESSION I
​​July ​12-2​3, 202​1


IN PERSON: 4-6 Grade: 12:30-3:30 p.m.-Class Full
​IN PERSON: 6-8 Grade: 1-4 p.m.-Class Full
IN PERSON: ​9-12 Grade: 1:30-4:30 p.m.-Class Full
OR
ONLINE: 4-6 Grade: Meet from ​10 a.m.-1 p.m.
ONLINE 7-1​2 Grade: Meet from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
SESSION II
July 2​6 - August ​​6, 202​1

​IN-PERSON: ​4-​5 Grade: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.-Class Full
​IN-PERSON ​6-​​8 Grade: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.-Class Full
IN-PERSON ​8-12 Grade: 10 a.m.-1 p.m-Class Full
OR
ONLINE: ​4-6 Grade: Meet from ​2-​5 p.m.
ONLINE: 7-​1​2 Grade: Meet from ​2-​5 p.m.

TEEN IMPROV CLASS | July ​and August, 202​1

Tuition is $​405 per two-week session and sibling discounts are available.
Please call (714) 708-5510 for questions, the sibling discount or to register by phone.
Cancellation and refund policies.
For those entering 9th grade in the Fall 20​20. Eighth-graders are welcome if they have completed at least a year in SCR’s Conservatory.

Grades 9-12
July 26 - Aug. 6, 2021
from 10:30-12:30 p.m.
In-person


Explores working within an ensemble and “Writers Groups” to create narrative based sketches and improvised stories. Students will focus on creating Character, Relationship, Objective, and Where and understanding how they work with narrative structure. The class will encourage each actor to explore truth in acting while cultivating their comedic voice.

TUITION: $​​355

​FOR RETURNING STUDENTS ONLY
(must have completed 2 of 3 sessions in our ​September-June program)

​PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE | ​July and August 2021

Tuitions vary per session and sibling discounts are available.
Please call (714) 708-5510 for questions, the sibling discount or to register by phone.
Cancellation and refund policies.
PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE
GRADES ​5-​8
(T​he above class is full. To be added
to a wait list email Education@scr.org.)

​July 12-24, 2021
from 10-1 p.m.
Instructor: TBA
In-Person

The performance Ensemble is for students who have completed at least two 10-week sessions in the Youth or Teen Acting Classes. Using skills learned in the Conservatory, students rehearse a performance piece to be performed for family and friends in the Nicholas Studio. Armed with a theme, text and their talent, students collaborate with their director and bring a play to stage in only 2 weeks. No audition is required to join.


TUITION:
$405
PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE
GRADES ​8-​12
Tuesday, July 6-24
from 2-5 p.m.
Instructor: Kristina Leach

WEEK ONE – Write a new piece online via Zoom. Talk about the structure; do anything to kick start a new story idea. By Friday of the first week, we have the rules of the play, the topic of the play and the characters are starting to take shape and have something resembling a first draft.

WEEK TWO– Start blocking IN-PERSON, memorizing lines, working on character development, figuring out our objectives and making the strongest choices possible.

WEEK THREE– Make final edits, costuming/music/prop selection, we get off book and get ready for the LIVE performance.

We’re going to create an original piece of theatre SPECIFICALLY TAILORED to be performed by you. This might look and feel a bit different than you’re used to - there will be guidelines and protocols. But that will most certainly lead to something entirely unique! Theatre can be performed anywhere in all sorts of ways  - let’s get back in the room and prove it. 


TUITION:
$470
SUMMER PLAYERS PRODUCTION

This is for returning students who must have completed at least one year in our Youth and Teen Acting Classes. The show (title to be announced in March) will be directed by Hisa Takakuwa, with musical direction by Erin McNally. Acceptance into this program is through audition only. The auditions will be held in late April​-May and ​eligible students will be emailed details and audition information by April 14.

July ​​6 - Aug ​15, 202​1

TUITION: $​​6​​75

Classes meet weekly at Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, which has been at the forefront of theatre in America for more than 50 years. The Theatre Conservatory and its staff of professional working artists have been an integral part of SCR from the theatre's start, with the goals of laying a strong training foundation and enriching the lives of all its students.

Would you like to register by phone or do you have questions?
Please call the Education Office at (714) 708-5510