Overview

Develop your artistic voice! 

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. 

Mon – Fri • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
$350 per one-week session 
$650 per two-week session
Session at Round House Theatre Bethesda and in Silver Spring

  • 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.
  • Teaching Artists: Destinations 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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 call 301.585.1225 to speak to our Program Manager.
  • Scholarships: Need based scholarships are available.  Please contact us for an application.
  • 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 A full refund, minus a $25 processing fee is available if the participant is withdrawn at least 30 days prior to the start date of the program.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. 
  • Questions?  Email Education@RoundHouseTheatre.org or call 301.585.1225.

Upcoming Programs

All Education Programs
  • Artists Lab (6/21 - 7/1)

    6/21/22 - 7/1/22
    Grades 6 - 9
    Bethesda Theatre
    10:00am - 5:00pm

    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 (7/11 - 7/15)

    7/11/22 - 7/15/22
    Grades 6 - 10
    Bethesda Theatre
    10:00am - 5:00pm

    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!

  • Musical Theatre (7/18 - 7/29)

    7/18/22 - 7/29/22
    Grades 7 - 12
    Bethesda Theatre
    10:00am - 5:00pm

    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. Work on classic and contemporary musicals, and apply your skills in a rehearsal environment that's both intensive and fun.

    Register here!

  • Improv FUNdamentals (8/1 - 8/5)

    8/1/22 - 8/5/22
    Grades 6 - 10
    ***Silver Spring Civic Building Rehearsal Room***
    10:00am - 5:00pm

    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!

  • Swashbuckling and Sword Play: Stage Combat (8/1 - 8/5)

    8/1/22 - 8/5/22
    Grades 7 - 10
    Bethesda Theatre
    10:00am - 5:00pm

    Students will learn the basics of safe stage combat and an introduction to swordplay, as well as learn to create a story through their fight choreography. Suitable for both first-time combatants and returning students.

    Register here!

  • Filmmaking for Teens (8/1 - 8/12)

    8/1/22 - 8/12/22
    Grades 7 - 12
    Bethesda Theatre
    10:00am - 5:00pm

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

    Register here!

  • Improv and Stand-Up (8/8 - 8/12)

    8/8/22 - 8/12/22
    Grades 9 - 12
    Bethesda Theatre
    10:00am - 5:00pm

    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.

    Register here!

  • Playwriting (8/15 - 8/19)

    8/15/22 - 8/19/22
    Grades 9 - 12
    Bethesda Theatre
    10:00am - 5:00pm

    Develop your skills in storytelling, improvisation, and the basics of playwriting. Students will have the opportunity to create monologues and scenes to share at the end of the session.

    Register here!

  • Audition Techniques (8/22 - 8/26)

    8/22/22 - 8/26/22
    Grades 9 - 12
    Bethesda Theatre
    10:00am - 5:00pm

    Learn tricks and techniques for a knockout audition, from choosing the right material to preparing for real-world audition scenarios. Perfect for the student who is preparing to audition for school shows, colleges, RHT’s Teen Performance Company, or professionally. This class includes a critique by professionals who cast in the DC area.

    Register here!

  • TEEN EDUCATOR INTERNSHIPS

    Available 6/21 - 8/26
    Grades 9 - 12
    Options in Education Center and Bethesda Theatre

    Need to earn Student Service Learning hours or internship hours? Interested in learning how to teach younger students and share your love of theatre? Apply to join our Teen Educator program! Teen Educators work in our K-6th grade camps, acting as classroom assistants. Must work a minimum of two weeks during the Summer. Experience with children a plus, but not required.

    Apply here.

    Email Education@RoundHouseTheatre.org with any questions.

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