Summer Music Theatre Program for
Young People

A two week Summer Program immersing children
aged 3 ½ - 15 in singing, dancing and acting

Jitterbugs:  Ages 3 ½ - 6

Junior/Intermediate/Senior: Ages 7-15

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Jitterbugs Theatre Program for ages 3½ - 6*

*Children entering grade 2 in September 2014 are eligible for our full day Junior/Intermediate/Senior camp

Jitterbug fee:  $200 (plus $4 handling fee) for two-week session

Introduction to story drama, movement to music, singing, puppetry, crafts, music theory and instruments to stimulate personal growth. Program emphasis is on having fun and being silly!  Also leads to a public performance for parents on the final day.

Sessions are held daily from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon, Monday - Friday

Session Dates Performance Dates Availability
Session 1: June 30 - July 11* July 11  
Session 2: July 14 - 25 July 25  
Session 3: July 28 - Aug 8* August 8  

*Camp will run on the July 1 and August 4 holidays.


Junior, Intermediate and Senior Theatre Programs (Stage 2)
Ages 7-15*

*Children entering grade 2 in September 2014 are eligible for our full day Junior/Intermediate/Senior camp

Junior, Intermediate and Senior fee:  $350 (plus $7 handling fee) for two-week session

We are happy to announce that due to popular demand we have expanded our Stage 2 full day programming with 2 new sessions. We ensure all parents that our new alternate site (just a short walk down the street at Ryerson United Church) will be operating with the same energy and level of professionalism that you have come to expect from our programs at the Firehall. We will be offering an identical program at Ryerson to what we offer at the Firehall, the same theme, structure, learning experiences and overall genuine fun times! All final shows will be taking place on the Firehall stage on the 2nd Saturday of the session. As an added bonus of having two camps, both the Ryerson and the Firehall camps will have the exciting opportunity to mingle and share some downtime when they meet for lunch in the park everyday (weather permitting). We hope you can be a part of our new expansion, and support us in the continued growth of our youth programming.

Qualified instruction in acting, singing, dramatic technique, stage movement, improvisation, characterization, vocal development, elementary/advanced dance and choreography. Opportunities for experience-based workshops in costume design, prop making, set and lighting, stage fighting, auditioning techniques and storytelling.  Program emphasis is on script creation, rehearsal process and public performance.

Sessions are held daily from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday

All performances will take place at the Old Firehall Arts Centre, 334 Wilson St. E. Ancaster

The following sessions will be held at The Old Firehall, 334 Wilson St. E. Ancaster

Session Dates Performance Dates Availability
Session 1: June 30 - July 11* July 12  
Session 2: July 14 - 25 July 26  
Session 3: July 28 - Aug 8* August 9  

*Camp will run on the July 1 and August 5 holidays.

The following sessions will be held at Ryerson United Church, 265 Wilson St. E., Ancaster

Session Dates Performance Dates Availability
Session A: July 7 - 18 July 19  
Session B: July 21 - Aug 1 August 2  

Our refund policy:

In the event that you must cancel your registration we ask that you do so ASAP before the session begins, this allows us to fill that spot with someone on our waitlist. We will issue a full refund cheque (minus the handling fee). If you must withdraw your registration after your session has begun, you will be refunded a percentage of your full amount (minus the handling fee), based on the number of days that have passed. If you must withdraw your child after 50% of the session has passed, no refunds will be issued since we will no longer be able to fill that spot.

For questions relating to registration issues, please email camp@theatreancaster.com
for a quick response. Our phone lines will not be checked.

Family discount of $50 for third child registration. 

Due to limited spaces and to the popularity of our programming, campers cannot participate in more than one session.

Location:  The Old Firehall Arts Centre, 334 Wilson Street East, Ancaster
Director of Youth Programming:  Nupi Gokhale, B.A.H, B.Ed

For more information email us at camp@theatreancaster.com or leave us a message at (905) 304-TUNE (8863).