Your creative kiddos can have a blast this summer at a week-long camp at the historic Austin Scottish Rite Theater. Their Summer Camp program allows kids (ages 5-18) to explore a variety of performance styles including Acting, Dance, Music, Puppetry, Shakespeare, and Stage Combat. At the week’s end, campers will present a showcase performance for you!

Take a look a the exciting camps you can choose from:

— Actors Up! Weeklong Camp
Age 5 – Grade 4
Session one: 6/12 through 6/16
Session two: 7/10 through 7/14

Actors Up! campers spend their days with professional actors and experienced teachers. Camp will include sessions in improvisation, devising, movement, and performance ending the week with a showcase performance. Participants will explore such themes as Imagination, Storytelling, Stagecraft, and even Stagefright!

— Battle Up! Stage Combat Camp
Ages 10-18
Session: 7/17 through 7/21

The art of stage combat is seen every day on stage and screen. Campers learn the basics of stage combat using different weapons and fighting styles each day. Participants gain new respect for what it takes to bring combat to life on stage. The week culminates with presentations of campers’ own choreographed fight sequences.

— Dancers Up! Weeklong Camp
Age 5 – Grade 4
Session one: 6/26 through 6/30
Session two: 7/10 through 7/14

Dancers Up! campers focus each day on various styles of dance and choreography, culminating in a showcase performance of their own creation on the Scottish Rite Stage. Campers will dance their way through a week of exciting activities.

— Music Up! Weeklong Camp
Age 5 – Grade 4
Session one: 6/19 through 6/23
Session two: 7/17 through 7/21

Music Up! is a great opportunity for campers to sing, write songs, build and play rhythm instruments, perform theater pieces, and much more! Led by Laura Freeman, kids will have a musical blast in the historic Austin Scottish Rite Theater.

— Puppets Up! Weeklong Camp
Age 5 – Grade 4
Session one: 6/26 through 6/30
Session two: 7/24 through 7/28

Puppets Up! provides full immersion in the world of puppetry. Under the instruction of expert teachers and puppeteers, campers make and operate various styles of puppets, including finger puppets, sock puppets, found object puppets, and shadow puppets. The week of camp wraps up with a showcase puppet production on the Scottish Rite Stage!

— Shake Up! with ImprovEd Shakespeare Two-week Session
Grades 3 – 7
Two-week session: July 24 through 7/28 + 7/31 through 8/4

Shake Up! with Shakespeare is for serious — and seriously playful — young people who are ready to focus their minds and bodies on the challenge of bringing the Bard to life on the historic Scottish Rite stage. Camp days are filled with mental and physical exploration of Shakespeare’s works, all culminating in a final public performance.

–> Camp Hours, Pricing & Registration:
All camps run from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and are each $250/week. To register your child, you can call 512-472-5436 or email

To learn more, please visit the Austin Scottish Rite Theatre website.