Programs for Youth

Summer Theater Camps for Grades K-5

Round House Theatre offers engaging programs for students of all ages. We inspire creativity, exercise imaginations, and promote artistic risk-taking, while developing critical thinking, cooperation, and confidence. We believe every child is an artist, and encourage them to explore every aspect of theater – acting, music, movement, design, and play creation – and the unique ways of telling stories through theater.

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Registration

Click the session title below to be guided through the registration process. Within a week of completing your online registration, our education staff will follow up via email with additional forms and detailed instructions. If you have questions in the interim, email Education@RoundHouseTheatre.org or call 301.585.1225. If you are having trouble with online registration, click here for a PDF registration formOnline registration for any session, space permitting, is available up until noon the Friday prior to the camp session.  Should you have a last minute registration, please call the education center at 301.585.1225. If you’re registering for more than one session, enter code EXPLOREMORE for 10% off.

EZ Care: Before and After Care Solutions

It’s easy to find before and after care solutions for Round House Theatre Summer Camps! An option to reserve Before and After Care will be included in your registration forms. 

Before Care (8-9am): $15 per day/$50 per week ($40 for Session 3)
After Care (4-6pm): $25 per day/$100 per week ($80 for Session 3)
Before and After Care: $125 per week ($100 for Session 3)


Grades K-3: Summer Destinations

Explore faraway lands and embark on fantastic adventures!
(For students entering grades K-3 in Fall of 2017)

Round House Theatre Education Center
925 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

Mon – Fri, 9am-4pm
Before and After care available onsite
$300 per session/$250 week of July 3rd

Summer Destinations is a comprehensive theater arts program fueled by the imaginations of our students! Students participate in drama, design, music, and movement each day, then use their imaginations to develop own projects, scenes, and songs. Each day explores a different destination – from Outer Space to Candyland – with new experiences and skills each week. We welcome family and friends at the end of each session to a sharing of highlights from our travels.

Session 1: June 19-23 | INTO THE WILD
Travel to the Homes of our Animal Friends

Session 2: June 26-30 | GLOBAL EXPLORATIONS
Voyage Around The World

Session 3: July 3-7 | SEASONAL ADVENTURES
From Beach to Winter Wonderland

Session 4: July 10-14 | AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
Adventure Through our Country

Session 5: July 17-21 | INTO THE IMAGINATION
From Candyland to Insectopia

Session 6: July 24-28 | GRAB BAG JULY
All-time Favorite Destinations

Session 7: July 31-Aug 4 | STORY VOYAGES
Leap into your Favorite Storybooks

Session 8: Aug 7-11 | TRAVEL THROUGH TIME
Trek from the Prehistoric to the Future

Session 9: Aug 14-18 | MAGIC KINGDOMS
Fly from Hogwarts to the Atlantis

Session 10: Aug 21-25 | WONDERS OF THE WORLD – FULL! 
Whisk from the Grand Canyon to the Taj Mahal

Session 11: Aug 28-Sep 1 | GRAB BAG AUGUST
All-time Favorite Destinations


Grades 4-5: Summer Playmakers

We are all storytellers at heart. Let’s create stories and make them into a play!
(For students entering grades 4-5 in fall of 2017)

Round House Theatre Education Center
925 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

Mon – Fri, 9am-4pm
Before and After care available onsite
$300 per session/$250 week of July 3rd

Summer Playmakers collaborate to create, design, rehearse, and perform a play. Every session introduces students to a special theatrical discipline as well as different ways of creating theater, from re-interpreting a classic folktale to creating from a story collage. The morning features classes that lead to an afternoon of creative experimentation, rehearsal, and performance. The culmination is an original story devised by the ensemble and shared at the end of the session with family and friends.

acting dance designSession 1: June 19-23 | FABLES AND FOLKTALES
Fabricate Fabulous Creatures for Your Own Fable

design actingSession 2: June 26-30 | ART AROUND THE WORLD
Bring Your Favorites to Life

music actingSession 3: July 3-7 | MEET ME & MY FAMILY
Inspired by You!

design actingSession 4: July 10-14 | ACROSS THE USA
Adventures Inspired by our Country’s History

stage-combat actingSession 5: July 17-21 | GOTHAM TO METROPOLIS
Activate those Superheroes

dance music actingSession 6: July 24-28 | MAKING MARVELOUS MUSICALS
Tell your Story Through Song and Dance

design actingSession 7: July 31-Aug 4 | CREATIVE CLASSICS
New Twists on Familiar Tales

stage-combat actingSession 8: Aug 7-11 | RIFFING ON SHAKESPEARE
Fun in Elizabethan England

music design actingSession 9: Aug 14-18 | FANTASTIC FANTASIES
Faraway lands and Magical Kingdoms

design actingSession 10: Aug 21-25 | FESTIVE FOLKTALES
Stories from Around The World

design dance actingSession 11: Aug 28-Sep 1 | THEATRICAL TIME TRAVELS
Create in a Different Theatrical Style

Questions?

Call 301.585.1225 or email Education@RoundHouseTheatre.org

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Round House Theatre Education offers an exciting array of classes for students during the school year.   These programs inspire creativity, exercise imaginations, and promote artistic risk-taking, while developing skills in critical thinking, cooperation, and self-confidence. As students explore the world of theater, their imaginative play develops into more specialized skills.

“I highly recommend Round House Theatre Programs not only as a creative outlet, but as an environment that encourages kids to work together and take pride in their own ideas. Round House has been a fantastic experience.” –RHT Parent

Each semester features new explorations and dramatic discoveries, and we encourage students to take classes all year, as their schedules allow.

Class Dates
Fall: Saturdays: Sept. 24 – Nov. 12, 2016
Winter: Saturdays: Jan. 21 – March 11, 2017
Spring: Saturdays: April 1 – May 27, 2017 (no class 4/15)

Let’s Imagine (3- to 5-years on their own!)

Saturdays 11:15am-12pm
Tuition: $115

Young artists explore their bodies, voices, and imaginations each week using drama, music, movement and visual arts. They dive into a story, build a world, and experience all the elements of the theatre. These classes promote confidence, teamwork, and creative expression, while encouraging skills such as active listening and sharing.

Fall: Magical Adventures
Winter: Seasonal Adventures
Spring: Woodland Adventures

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Destination Imagination (Grades K-2)

Saturdays 10am-11am
Tuition: $125

Each day students travel on exciting adventures to visit new locations, meet interesting characters, and share their creative journeys. Students gain knowledge about the theatrical art form while building confidence and creativity in this Round House Theatre favorite.

Fall: Story Voyages
Winter: Global Explorations
Spring: Oceanic Adventures

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Theatrical Arts for Grades 3-5

Saturdays 1pm-2:30pm
Tuition: $150

Students explore the theatrical world, build artistic skills, and collaborate with their peers to create original stories. While students may take any semester independently, we encourage them to consider all three classes in order.

Adventures in Acting (Fall): Students focus on creating characters through theatre games, improvisational activities, and scripts.
Theatrical Explorations (Winter): Students explore the various theatrical disciplines, including acting, design (set, costume, sound, and projection), and directing.
Play Creation (Spring): Students explore creating plays through devising and playwriting.

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Young Artists Performance Companies

A UNIQUE CLASS FOR EXPERIENCED STUDENTS. Our performance companies bring together young artists with prior experience and a passion for theatre. The ensemble will not only create their characters through acting and rehearsal, but will also explore various elements of design as they bring an established text to life.

This 10-week class culminates in a final performance following the last class at 3:30 in our rehearsal room. Limited enrollment.

4-5 Grade Ensemble

Saturdays 12-3pm from Sept. 24-Nov. 19, 2016

The production this fall will be The Snowy Day and Other Short Stories by Ezra Keats, by Jerome Hairston.   This script allows for great ensemble acting based in familiar stories, and is an excellent source of design inspiration as well!

  • Two additional rehearsals may be scheduled

Tuition: $300.00

6-8 Grade Ensemble

Saturdays 12-3pm from Jan. 21-Mar 25, 2016

  • Two additional rehearsals may be scheduled

Tuition: $300.00

4-5 Grade Spring Ensemble

Saturdays 12-3pm from April 1- June 10 (No class April 15)

Tuition: $300.00

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Days Off! Spring Break
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For students in grades K-5

Our Days Off! Spring Break program allows your students to have theatrical fun at the Round House Theatre Education Center when MCPS is closed and YOU have to go in to the office.

Designed with both parents and students in mind, camp runs from 9am-5:30pm.

Students take drama and specialty classes in the morning and then collaborate in the afternoon on a theatrical experience.   The last hour of the day is reserved for relaxing at the end of our fun-filled days.

Our theme this year is all about ADVENTURES! Your student will create their own adventures using drama, dance, music, and design.

Friday, April 7 – Adventures Down the Amazon
Monday, April 10 – Adventures on Safari
Tuesday, April 11 – Adventures in Space
Wednesday, April 12 – Adventures in Camelot
Thursday, April 13 – Adventures in the Arctic
Friday, April 14 – Adventures in Atlantis (with a 4pm sharing for family and friends)
Monday, April 17 – Adventures Across the USA

Time: 9am-5:30pm; students can be dropped off at 8:45am.
Location: Round House Theatre Education Center

Registration

Click the session title below to be guided through the registration process. If you are having trouble with online registration, click here for a PDF registration form.

Tuition

$350 for the week of MCPS Spring Break (Monday, April 10 – Friday, April 14, 2017)
$75 for Friday, April 7
$75 for Monday, April 17, 2017
$425 for all seven days (one day free!)

Questions?

Call 301.585.1225 or email Education@RoundHouseTheatre.org