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. All other refund policies remain the same. Learn about our safety protocol here.

Summer Acting Workshop, Musical Theatre and Improv Classes

Fun-Filled Theatre Camps for Kids and Teens (Grades 3-12)
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 2022

Tuition is $​415​ 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 ​1​1-2​2, 202​​2


3-4 Grade: Meet from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.CLASS FULL
5-6 Grade: Meet from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. CLASS FULL
7-​8 Grade: Meet from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. CLASS FULL
9-12 Grade: Meet from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
OR
4-6 Grade: Meet from 1-4 p.m.
​7-1​0 Grade: Meet from 1-4 p.m.
SESSION II
July ​25 - August ​​5, 202​​2

3-4 Grade: Meet from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
5-6 Grade: Meet from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. CLASS FULL
7-​8 Grade: Meet from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
9-12 Grade: Meet from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
OR
4-6 Grade: Meet from 1-4 p.m.
​7-1​0 Grade: Meet from 1-4 p.m.

MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES | July ​and August 202​2

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.
MUSICAL THEATRE
Grades 5-7 CLASS FULL
July 2​​5-Aug. ​​5, 2022
from 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Rachel McLaughlan


In this exciting class, students will start to explore the world of musical theatre, including audition, rehearsal and performance techniques. Above all, they will learn what it means to "act" a song with emphasis on healthy use of the voice, how to work with others, how to sing with confidence, and, of course, lots of fun!

TUITION: $3​65

MUSICAL THEATRE
​Grades 8-12
(7th graders who have completed one year in the SCR program are welcome to enroll.)
July 2​​5-Aug. ​5, 2022
from 9-12 p.m.
Instructor: Rachel McLaughlan

This exciting and action-packed class teaches students how to audition for a musical role and then prepares them to perform that role. They’ll enjoy vocal work, while learning to interpret the music and the text. In other words, they’ll learn what it means to “act” a song and “sing” a scene. Throughout, emphasis will be on healthy use of the voice.

TUITION: $4​60

ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE
GRADES 8-12
​​​J​une 2​1-July 1, 2022
from 10-1 p.m.
Instructor: Erin McNally

Take your musical theatre skills to the next level! In this fun, fast-paced class, 8-12th grade students delve deeper into the skills necessary to believably perform a musical theatre scene. Week one, students will work on a short audition piece, as well as two ensemble numbers. In the second week, students will be given a duet, trio or quartet. For the returning and/or serious musical theatre performer!

Prerequisite: have taken Advanced Musical Theatre in SCR's Year Program or by video audition. To audition, please fill out this questionnaire and upload a video of a song from a musical.

TUITION: $​4​​​60
(enrollment after instructor approval)

TEEN IMPROV & SKETCH WORKSHOP | July ​and August, 202​2

Tuition is $​415 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​22. Eighth-graders are welcome if they have completed at least a year in SCR’s Conservatory.

Grades 9-12
In-person
​July 25 - August 5, 2022 from 1-4 p.m.
Instructor: Christopher Sullivan

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: $415

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

​PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE | July and August 2022

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 4-7
​July 11-​23, 202​2, from 9-12 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:
$415
PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE
GRADES ​8-​12
​July ​5-​2​3, 202​2 from ​2-​5 p.m.
Instructor: Kristina Leach

WEEK ONE – Write a new piece. 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, 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.

TUITION: $485
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 1.

July ​5 - Aug ​1​4, 202​​2

TUITION: $​​6​​​95

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