Overview

Develop your artistic voice! 

Early Bird Discount: Register before March 3 and SAVE

Teen Institute provides a unique opportunity for students to explore the art of theatre in a supportive yet challenging environment while developing their individual artistic talents.   

Students learn from artists/educators who are professionals in the DC area theatre community.   

The program caters to students of all skill levels, dividing them into age-appropriate companies for some programs. Please note grade levels of individual sessions when registering. Programs culminate in a showcase for family and friends. 

Safety/Covid policies: Round House Theatre Education will continue to follow best practices based upon the guidance of MD Department of Health, the CDC. and the American Camp Association. ALL CAMPERS 5 AND ABOVE WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE UP TO DATE COVID VACCINATIONS IN ORDER TO ATTEND CAMP.

Self-release: All Teen Institute students self-release for lunch and at the end of the camp day. Students may bring lunch and eat at the theater, but are also free to leave the campus.

Class Placement: Student may be divided by age into separate cohorts. If you have special requests for class placement (such as best friends who want to be together during a session) please get in touch with us in advance of your camp week.

Students with Unique Needs: Round House Education works hard to make camp accessible and available to all students. If you have questions about the program or its ability to meet your student’s unique needs, please get in touch with us.

Refund Policy: a full refund will be made when a program is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. A full refund, minus a $25 processing fee is available if the participant is withdrawn at least 30 days prior to the start date of the program. A 50% refund is available if withdrawing less than one month but more than two weeks prior to a program's start date. No refunds will be made within two weeks of program's scheduled start date and/or after a program has begun.

Teaching Artists: Teen Institute teaching artists have a passion for education and the art of theatre. All our teachers receive thorough background checks, are vaccinated against Covid-19, and are first aid & CPR certified. 

Upcoming Programs

All Education Programs
  • Artists Lab (6/20 - 6/30)
    Grades 6 - 10
    6/20/23 - 6/30/23
    10:00am - 5:00pm
     
    Bethesda Theatre
    4545 East West Hwy, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Students explore their own voices while experiencing the art of collaboration, working in an ensemble to weave their own stories into an original production. Artists Lab acquaints students with different techniques used for devising, writing and creating theater, building and refining their skills in acting, playwriting, storytelling, and team building.    

    Register here!

  • Improv Fundamentals (7/10 - 7/14)
    Grades 6 - 10
    7/10/23 - 7/14/23
    10:00am - 5:00pm
     
    Bethesda Theatre
    4545 East West Hwy, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Students learn the basics of improv and create unique characters while playing fun and fast improvisational games. Learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, take risks, make strong choices, and leave the audience laughing!

    Register here!

  • Filmmaking for Teens (7/10 - 7/14)
    Grades 6 - 10
    7/10/23 - 7/14/23
    10:00am - 5:00pm
     
    Bethesda Theatre
    4545 East West Hwy, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Students explore the basics of filmmaking and expand their voices as filmmakers, working in an ensemble to weave their stories into short original films using skills gained in classes on script-writing, storyboarding, and editing. Filmmakers will complete short films from concept to script to a screening for family and friends.

    Register here!

  • Musical Theatre (7/17 - 7/28)
    Grades 7 - 12
    7/17/23 - 7/28/23
    10:00am - 5:00pm
     
    Bethesda Theatre
    4545 East West Hwy, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Students learn important musical theatre skills including the interpretation of text and lyrics, creating characters, vocal and dance technique, and incorporating songs into scene work as well as creating their own work.  Explore classic and contemporary musicals, and apply your skills in a rehearsal environment that's both intensive and fun.

    Register here!

  • Improv Bootcamp! (7/17 - 7/21)
    Grades 11 - College
    7/17/23 - 7/21/23
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
     
    Bethesda Theatre
    4545 East West Hwy, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Outgrown camp but still want to have a week of theatrical fun and growth this summer?  Join Round House Theatre favorite Kevin Corbett for a week of Improv Bootcamp - Gain confidence, Push bounderies, Have fun.

    Register here!

  • Improv & Stand Up (7/31 - 8/4)
    Grades 9 - 12
    7/31/23 - 8/4/23
    10:00am - 5:00pm
     
    Bethesda Theatre
    4545 East West Hwy, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Explore creating and performing your own stand-up though through improvisation, game playing, long-form improv exploration, and character creation. A great next step for students who want to go beyond improv games. Taught by RHT favorite Kevin Corbett.

    Register here!

  • Playwriting Bootcamp! (7/31 - 8/4)
    Grades 11 - College
    7/31/23 - 8/4/23
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
     
    Bethesda Theatre
    4545 East West Hwy, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Outgrown camp but still want to have a week of theatrical fun and growth this summer?  Join us for a week of Playwriting Bootcamp - Create your own material, Develop your voice as a Playwright, and have fun!

    Register here!

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