Campers take the stage at kidsActing

KidsActing, Austin’s favorite and longest-operating year-round school for young performers, has offered engaging summer camps since 1980 for children ages 4-18.

This year we’re going all out as we host award-winning one-week and multiple-week camps — all of which culminate in performances for friends and family. Most importantly, kidsActing ensures a summer filled with friends and fun.

KidsActing summer camps are designed to be fun while also teaching kids how to audition, memorize lines, block scenes, sing and learn music (if it’s a music camp), dance or perform stage combat, and create and become characters who captivate audiences. At the end of the week, campers perform a fantastic show for family and friends!

Camps are designed to create a trusting and connected team, encouraging kids to safely stretch outside their comfort zone, and experience creativity in a tactile way.

Multi-Week Camps: This year’s multi-week camps include the 3-week, Full-Scale Play Production comedy of Frankenstein in June, and the 4-week, Full-Scale Musical Production in July/August of Legally Blonde. There is also a Student Tech Theatre program for ages 13 and up. Campers rehearse as well as perform at Center Stage Theatre, a full-sized venue. Campers in a full-scale production experience a professionally produced show from first auditions to final bows. Trained directors, choreographers, and vocal teachers lead the multi-week production camps. Full-scale plays and musicals also have professionally designed costumes, make-up/hair, sets, props, lights, sound, and live accompaniment (for musicals).

Single-Week Camps: Our one-week camps are five full days of fun for various age groups from 4-16. We offer several popular camps, including:

  • Triple Threat Musicals. Campers ages 5-16 sing, dance, and act while playing fun theatre games. Kids perform in a mini-musical revue complete with costumes, lights, live music, and above all, fun. Each camp emphasizes a specific musical theme.
  • Adventures in Acting (Various age groups 6-14): Campers are invited to join an EPIC journey with no singing required! Campers interested in acting and stage combat become a character in an amazing adventure, and treat friends and family to a performance complete with costumes, lights, and props. There are great roles for everyone, and each camp emphasizes a specific theme.
  • Hamiltunes Show Choir (Various age groups 7-14): In our Hamiltunes show choir, our professional choreographer and vocal coach provide a great week of singing and training. Our summer show choir is all about Hamilton, including all your favorite songs from the hit Broadway musical. At the end of the week, kids perform a fabulous show for family and friends.
  • Creative Kids (Half-day for ages 4-8): These half-day Triple Threat camps are playful fun for our younger theatre kids. Each camp has a specific musical theme where the young ones work together to prepare a mini-musical revue, complete with costumes, lights, props, and live music. There are great roles for everyone, and each camp emphasizes a specific musical theme.

Award-winning kidsActing summer camps let children of all ages learn valuable skills and have fun. With more than 15 locations in and around Austin, it’s easy to find a camp nearby. Visit for details or call 512-836-5437.