kidsActing, Austin’s favorite and longest-operating year-round school for young performers, has offered engaging summer camps for children ages 4-18 since 1980. This year, families can choose from single or multiple weeks of their award-winning camps — all of which culminate in performances for friends and family. Most importantly, kidsActing ensures a summer filled with friends and fun.

All kidsActing Camps revolve around producing a show. In these camps,  children and teens learn how to audition, memorize lines, block scenes, sing and learn music, dance or perform stage combat, and create and become characters who captivate audiences.

kidsActing camps are taught in easily digested blocks: new skills, review, fun. These mini-intensives are designed to create a trusting and connected team, encouraging kids to safely stretch outside their comfort zone, and experience creativity in a tactile way.

kidsActing’s multi-week camps are 3 or 4 weeks for ages 8-18. This year’s multi-week camps include:

  • the 3-week, Full-Scale Play Production Treasure Island in June
  • the 4-week, Full-Scale Musical Production School of Rock in July

There is also a Student Tech Theatre program for ages 13 and up. Campers rehearse as well as perform at Center Stage Theatre, their full-sized venue. Professional directors, choreographers, and vocal teachers run Treasure Island and School of Rock camps. Full-Scale plays and musicals also have professionally designed costumes, make-up/hair, sets, props, lights, sound, and live accompaniment (for musicals).

The one-week camps are five full days of fun for various age groups from 5-16. This year, you can choose from several popular camps, including:

  • Triple Threat Musicals (Various age groups, 5-16)
    Campers will sing, dance and act while playing fun theatre games. Kids will perform in a mini-musical revue complete with costumes, lights, live music, and above all, FUN. Each camp emphasizes a specific musical theme. Choose from: Aloha Moana, Annie, Beauty & the Beast, Descendants, High School Musical, Legally Blonde, Peter Pan, Sing, Tangled, and Trolls
  • Adventures in Acting (Various age groups 6-14)
    Campers are invited to join an EPIC journey with no singing required! Campers interested in acting and stage combat become a character in an amazing adventure, and treat friends and family to a performance complete with costumes, lights, and props.  Choose from: Alice in Wonderland, Lightning Thief, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Glee! Show Choir (Various age groups 7-14)
    A professional choreographer and vocal coach provides a great week of singing and dancing as a group. Kids get voice training and learn to harmonize and dance like pros. Our summer theme is The Greatest Show! Broadway Hits, including selections from Hamilton and Matilda.
  • Creative Kids (Half-Day for Ages 4-8)
    These half-day Triple Threat camps are playful fun for the younger theatre kids. Each camp has a specific musical theme where the young ones work together to prepare a mini-musical revue, complete with costumes, lights, props, and live music. Choose from Aloha Moana, Peter Pan, and Sing.

Learn more & register!  kidsActing camps are hosted in over 15 locations in and around Austin. It’s easy to find a summer camp in your neighborhood. Visit for more details, or call 512-836-5437.