Camps and Classes


Camps at Austin Scottish Rite Theater


summer camp at Austin Scottish Rite TheaterAustin Scottish Rite Theater’s spring break and summer camps offer a week-long exploration of performance topics. At week’s end, campers present a showcase performance on the historic Austin Scottish Rite Theater stage.

We offer camps for activities like Acting, Puppetry, Dance, Shakespeare, and Stage Combat!

Camp fee: $275/week
Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact us at 512-472-5436 or


2019 Summer Camps

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Actors Up! Weeklong Camp
Age 5 – Grade 4
Session one: June 3 – June 7
Session two: June 24 – June 28
Session three: July 22 – July 26

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
Session one (ages 9 – 12): June 17 – June 21
Session two (ages 13 – 18): July 15 – July 19

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: June 10 – June 14
Session two: June 24 – June 28
Session three: July 8 – July 12

Dancers Up! campers focus each day on hip-hop 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.

Puppets Up! Weeklong Camp
Age 5 – Grade 4
Session one: June 10 – June 14
Session two: July 8 – July 12
Session three: July 29 – August 2

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! Two-week Shakespeare Camp
Ages 9-18
Two-week session: July 22 – Aug 2 (excluding weekend)

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.

Showstoppers! Musical Theater Camp
Age 5 – Grade 4
June 17 – June 21

For performers who love to sing – and want to do so in the spotlight! Students arrive on the first day knowing 1-2 songs they’d love to share onstage. The rest of the week is spent crafting a narrative that showcases the songs, with attention paid to vocal clarity, appropriate characterization, and expressive movement and choreography. The week concludes with a public performance of the medley of student-selected songs.

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For more information, contact 512-472-5436 or