since 1871


Summer Camps at
Austin Scottish Rite Theater

Austin Scottish Rite Theater is pleased to offer weekly summer camps in
Acting, Puppetry, Stage Combat, Advanced Theater and Improvisation!


Ages 6 – 8 & 9 - 11

Actors Up! Weeklong Camp

Actors Up! Allows campers to see what it’s like to be both onstage, and behind the scenes. Campers will explore such themes as Imagination, Storytelling, Stagecraft, and even Stagefright! They will work with professional actors and experienced teachers, to create their own characters and script; exploring improvisation, movement and performance.  At the end of the week, campers will showcase their performance for friends and family alike, and share all they’ve learned!

Split into two groups each week:
(Ages 6-8) & (Ages 9-11)
Week One: June 3 – June 7, 2024
Week Two: June 17 – June 21, 2024
Week Three: July 8 – July 12, 2024


Ages 6 – 8 & 9 - 11

Puppets Up! Weeklong Camp

Puppets Up! provides campers a full immersion into 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 live showcase puppet production on the Austin Scottish Rite Stage!

Split into two groups each week:
(Ages 6-8) & (Ages 9-11)
Week One: June 10 – June 14, 2024
Week Two: June 24 – June 28, 2024
Week Three: July 15 – July 19, 2024


Ages 10 - 14

Battle Up! Stage Combat Camp

The exciting art of stage combat is seen every day on both stage and screen. Campers will 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 in a live showcase!

Ages: 10 – 14

Week One: June 17 – June 21, 2024
Week TwoJuly 22 – July 26, 2024


Ages 11 - 14

From The Ground Up! Advanced Theatre Camp

Campers will learn about and be involved in every aspect of the creative process to create their own production From the Ground Up. From choosing a script, to casting and directing, and creating props, set and costumes. At the end of the camp, they will perform for their friends and family and show off all of their hard work. So whether your camper prefers to be in the spotlight, or the one controlling the lights, there is something for everyone!

Ages: 11 – 14

TWO WEEK CAMPS (excluding weekends):

Session One: June 3 – June 14, 2024
Session Two: July 8 – July 19, 2024


Ages 9-14

Shake It Up! Two-week Shakespeare Camp

Shake It Up! 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. Under the expert guidance of Andee Kinzy from ImprovEd Shakespeare, campers will bring the whimsical comedy of “Twelfth Night” to life–a hilarious tale of mistaken identities and romantic entanglements. 
Each day at camp is a new adventure! Campers will engage in lively theatre and improvisation games, inspiring museum visits, and in-depth scene work. They’ll explore the richness of Shakespeare’s language and stories through dynamic performance and playful activities designed to ignite a passion for the arts and build lasting skills in communication, teamwork, and creative thinking. They might even enjoy a surprise visit from Shakespeare Pigeon Theatre! As the grand finale, our young players will take the stage for a public performance – decked out in ImprovEd Shakespeare costume finery. Huzzah!

Ages: 9 – 14

TWO WEEK CAMP (excluding weekends):

Session: July 22 – August 2, 2024



Ages 10-14

Improv Up!

Ever wondered what would happen if a seal and an otter went to a party together and the world ended? Well, so do we! During Improv Up! campers will be able to explore the wonders of their imagination, and gain the skills to ‘Yes, and?’ with the best of them. Improv is the art of making things up on the spot, from characters, to situations, to entire scenes, and this camp will help develop those skills. While creating things from a blank slate might sound intimidating, improv can serve as an important foundation for performers of all ages and help develop social skills in many situations!

(Ages 10-14)

Week One: June 24 – June 28, 2024


Camp General Information:

Camp hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Camp Dates: Monday thru Friday
Drop-off starts at 8:45. Pickup ends at 4:15.

There is no after care pickup. If you are going to be late, please call 512-472-5436

Summer Camp Pricing:

  • One-Week Camp: $300 per camper
  • Two-Week Camp: $600 per camper

Payment plans and sibling discounts available.

Email or call 512-472-5436 for information.