Camps and Classes


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.

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

Questions? Contact us at 512-472-5436 or


2020 Summer Camps

For all summer camps:
Camp fee: $275 per week
Camp hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Drop-off starts at 8:45. Pickup ends at 4:15.

Register for Summer Camps

Actors Up!
Ages: 6 – 9
Session one: June 8 – June 12, 2020
Session two: July 6 – July 10, 2020

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 Stage Fright!

Actors Up! Accelerated Acting
Ages: 10 – 14
July 27 – July 31, 2020

ASRT’s Accelerated Actors Camp is an intensive, fast-paced week that includes a sampling of all the elements of production: casting, table work, acting techniques, movement, improv and theater games, wardrobe, vocal work, following direction, set and props prep, character development, and more. Memorization and home preparation will be required.

Dancers Up!
Ages: 6 – 9
Session one: July 6 – July 10, 2020
Session two: July 20 – July 24, 2020
Session three: July 27 – July 31, 2020

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!
Ages: 6 – 9
Session one: June 15 – June 19, 2020
Session two: July 13 – July 17, 2020
Session three: August 3 – August 7, 2020

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 13 – July 24, 2020 (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
Ages: 6 – 9
Session one: June 15 – June 19, 2020
Session two: June 22 – June 26, 2020

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.

Stage Combat – Battle Up!
Ages: 9 – 13
June 22 – June 26, 2020

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.

Register for Summer Camps

For more information, contact 512-472-5436 or