Camps and Classes


Summer camps at Austin Scottish Rite Theater


summer camp at Austin Scottish Rite TheaterAustin Scottish Rite Theater’s 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.

Our 2018 Summer Camps include Acting, Puppetry, Music, Dance, Shakespeare, and Stage Combat!

Camp fee: $250/week
Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Questions? Contact us at 512-472-5436 or

Actors Up! Weeklong Camp
Age 5 – Grade 4
Session one: June 18 – June 22
Session two: July 23 – July 27
Session three: June 25 – June 29

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: June 18 – June 22

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 11 – June 15
Session two: June 25 – June 29
Session three: July 30 – August 3

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.

Music Up! Weeklong Camp
Age 5 – Grade 4
Session one: July 9 – July 13
Session two: July 16 – July 20

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

Puppets Up! Weeklong Camp
Age 5 – Grade 4
Session one: July 9 – July 13
Session two: July 30 – Aug 3

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
Ages 10-18
Two-week session: July 16 – July 27 (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.

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