Programs for Youth

Summer Theatre Camps for Grades K-6

Round House Theatre inspires creativity, exercises imaginations, and promotes 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 theatreacting, music, movement, design, and play creation—and the unique ways of telling stories through theatre.

Registration

Register before March 3 to receive an Early Bird Discount of $50 off per session! 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. Online registration for any session, space permitting, is available up until 9:00 am the Friday prior to the camp session.  Should you have a last minute registration, please call the education center at 301.585.1225.

Grades K-3: Summer Destinations

Let your imagination be your guide!
(For students entering Grades K-3)

Round House Theatre Education Center
925 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

Mon – Fri, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Before and After care available onsite
$300 per session

Summer Destinations is a comprehensive theatre arts program fueled by the imaginations of our students, who participate in daily acting, design, and movement classes. At the end of each week, we welcome family and friends to see our favorite songs, dances, stories, art, and experiences. Each session highlights a different destination—from Outer Space to Ancient Greece—inviting students to explore new and exciting experiences week after week. Students can join us for multiple sessions without even visiting the same place twice!

ROAD TRIP USA: Tour Through Our Country (Jun 18-22)

FANTASTIC FAIRYTALES: Leap into Spellbinding Locations (Jun 25-29)

SPECIAL SUMMER DAYS OFF! PLAY IN A DAY THE WEEK OF JULY 4

GLOBAL EXPLORATIONS: Pack Up and Explore Our World (Jul 9-13)

UNCHARTED TERRITORIES: Venture into Unlikely or Impossible Places (Jul 16-20)

TIME TRAVELERS: Trek from the Prehistoric to the Futuristic (Jul 23-27)

MAGICAL KINGDOMS: Visit Enchanted Lands (Jul 30-Aug 3)

AROUND THE WORLD: Jet Off to Distant Countries (Aug 6-10)

ANIMAL ADVENTURES: Travel to the Homes of Our Animal Friends (Aug 13-17)

STORY JOURNEYS: Step into the Pages of Favorite Tales (Aug 20-24)

GRAB BAG AUGUST: A Dive into All-Time Favorite Destinations (Aug 27-31)


Grades 4-6: Summer Playmakers

We are all storytellers at heart. Let’s bring them to life on stage!
(For students entering Grades 4-6)

Round House Theatre Education Center
925 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

Mon – Fri, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Before and After care available onsite
$300 per one-week session, $500 per two-week session

Summer Playmakers focuses on the joys and challenges of creating original performances while building theatrical skills. Every session introduces students to different ways of creating theatre, from re-interpreting a classic folktale to generating from a story collage. After a morning of skill-building workshops in acting, design, and movement, the ensemble collaborates to devise, design, rehearse, and perform. The culmination is an original story devised by the ensemble and shared at the end of the session for family and friends.

NEW THIS SUMMER: Select two-week sessions of Playmakers and encourage students to delve more deeply into a particular theatrical skill, as well as realize a more fully developed production.

ACROSS THE USA: Inspired by Folk Stories from Across Our Country (Jun 18-22)

CREATIVE CLASSICS: Spin a New Twist on a Familiar Classic (Jun 25-29)

SPECIAL SUMMER DAYS OFF! PLAY IN A DAY THE WEEK OF JULY 4

MYTHS AND LEGENDS: In the Spirit of Percy Jackson (Jul 9-20, Two Weeks) SPECIAL SKILL: DESIGN

GOTHAM TO METROPOLIS: Superheroes Assemble! (Jul 23-Aug 3, Two Weeks) SPECIAL SKILL: COMBAT

MARVELOUS MUSICALS: Telling Stories Through Song and Dance (Aug 6-17, Two Weeks) SPECIAL SKILL: MOVEMENT AND MUSIC

RIFFING ON SHAKESPEARE: Change Up Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits (Aug 20-24)

ART AROUND THE WORLD: Bring Visual Arts to Life (Aug 27-31)


Summer Days Off! Play in a Day for Students Grades K-6


Our popular Days Off! Play in a Day program is the perfect solution to the week of July 4. Your student can join us for one day, two days, or the week—depending on your plans! Students will put their own spin on established stories using drama, movement, and design.

9:00 am – 5:30 pm
$75 a day, $250 for the week

Monday, July 2
Tuesday, July 3
Thursday, July 5
Friday, July 6
All Four Days


EZ Care: Before and After Care Solutions


It’s easy to find before and after care solutions for Round House Theatre Summer Camps! Purchase weekly sessions online now, or conveniently select daily options on-site when you need them.

Before Care (8:00 am – 9:00 am): $15 per day/$50 per week

Week of June 18-22
Week of June 25-29
Week of July 9-13
Week of July 16-20
Week of July 23-27
Week of July 30-August 3
Week of August 6-10
Week of August 13-17
Week of August 20-24
Week of August 27-31

After Care (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm): $25 per day/$100 per week

Week of June 18-22
Week of June 25-29
Week of July 9-13
Week of July 16-20
Week of July 23-27
Week of July 30-August 3
Week of August 6-10
Week of August 13-17
Week of August 20-24
Week of August 27-31

Before and After Care: $125 per week

Week of June 18-22
Week of June 25-29
Week of July 9-13
Week of July 16-20
Week of July 23-27
Week of July 30-August 3
Week of August 6-10
Week of August 13-17
Week of August 20-24
Week of August 27-31

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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. Every child can benefit from the opportunity to channel creativity. As students grow older, their explorations into the world of theatre develop into more skill-based classes.

“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.” –Round House Parent

Class Dates
Fall: Saturdays: September 23 – November 11, 2017
Winter: Saturdays: January 20 – March 17, 2018 (no class Feb 17)
Spring: Saturdays: April 7 – May 19, 2018

All classes are held at the Round House Theatre Education Center.

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

Saturdays 11:00 – 11:45 am
Tuition: $115; save $50 if you register for all three semesters.

Young artists explore their bodies, voices, and imaginations each week using creative drama, music, movement, and visual arts. These classes promote confidence, teamwork, and creative expression, while encouraging skills such as active listening and sharing. Each semester features new explorations and dramatic discoveries, and concludes with an open class for families to join.

Fall: Animal Adventures
Winter: Seasonal Adventures
Spring: Neighborhood Adventures
All 3 semesters of Let’s Imagine

Destination Imagination (Grades K-2)

Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00 am
Tuition: $125; save $50 if you register for all three classes

Each class, students create their own adventures, visiting new locations and meeting interesting characters. Students gain knowledge about the theatrical arts while building confidence and creativity in this Round House Theatre favorite. Each session features new explorations and dramatic discoveries, and concludes with a sharing for family.

Fall: Magical Adventures
Winter: Global Adventures
Spring: Under the Sea Adventures 
All 3 semesters of Destinations Imagination

Grades 3-5

Saturdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Tuition: $150; Save $75 if you register for all three semesters

Students explore the theatrical world, build artistic skills, and collaborate with their peers to bring stories to life. Students may take any semester independently or all three classes in order. Each session concludes with a sharing for family.

Fall: Adventures in Acting: Students focus on creating characters through theatre games, improvisational activities, and scripts.

Winter: Theatrical Explorations: Students explore the various theatrical disciplines, including acting, design (set, costume, and sound), and directing.

Spring: Play Creation: Apply the skills of the playwright, designer, and actor all in this class, where students will explore creating plays through devising and playwriting.

All 3 Semesters of Classes for Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Tuition: $150; Save $50 if you register for both semesters

Students explore more specific skills and continue to grow as artists as they collaborate with their peers. Each session concludes with a sharing for family.

Fall: Improv!
Saturdays 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Sep 30 – Nov 18, 2017
Students collaborate spontaneously and enjoy participating in improvisational games and acting exercises that channel creativity and build self-confidence.

Spring: Let’s Share Shakespeare
Saturdays 1:30 – 3:30 pm
April 28 – June 9 (no class on May 26)
Students learn to apply their own imaginations and creativity to the interpretation of Shakespeare, while incorporating basic stage combat techniques. Participants will expand their skills as they rehearse and perform scenes, monologues, and famous fight sequences from the Bard’s plays.

Both Semesters of Classes for Grades 6-8

Questions? Email Education@RoundHouseTheatre.org or call 301.585.1225

Young Artists Performance Companies for Grades 4-5 and 6-8

A UNIQUE CLASS FOR EXPERIENCED STUDENTS. Our performance companies bring together young artists with prior experience and a passion for theatre to create characters through acting exercises and rehearsal, as well as explore various elements of design. Under the direction of two teaching artists, students bring an established text to life.

This class culminates in a final performance following the last class in our rehearsal room. Limited enrollment.

4-5 Grade Ensemble FALL

Saturdays 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sep 23 – Dec 16, 2017 (12-week class, no class Nov 25)
One additional rehearsal may be scheduled the week of the performance
Tuition: $300

The Fall 4-5 grade Young Artists Performance Company production will be Just So…And Other Stories: Tales From Around the World and in the Tradition of Rudyard Kipling. Infamous and famous folk tales come to life as characters act out their stories of creation. These adapted tales in the tradition of Kipling explore the origins of natural occurrences, such as the sky and the ties through the eyes of different cultures. This script allows for great ensemble acting based in familiar stories and is an excellent source of design inspiration as well!

6-8 Grade Ensemble WINTER

Saturdays 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Jan 20 – April 21, 2018 (12-week class, no class Feb 17, March 31)
One additional rehearsal may be scheduled the week of performances.
Tuition: $300

The Winter 6-8 grade Young Artists Performance Company production will be Myth Adventures, a whirlwind of thrills and comedy, which journeys into the ancient world of Greek mythology with some of the greatest characters ever to grace the stage.  Myth Adventures, by Eric Coble, takes a fresh look at the classic legends through both a comic and dramatic lens.

4-5 Grade Ensemble SPRING

Saturdays 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
March 10 – June 9, 2018 (12-week class, no class March 31, May 26)
One additional rehearsal may be scheduled the week of the performance.
Tuition: $300.00

Questions? Email Education@RoundHouseTheatre.org or call 301.585.1225

Days Off! Play in a Day
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For Students in Grades K-5

Our Days Off! Play in a Day program allows your students to have theatrical fun at the Round House Theatre Education Center when MCPS takes a day off but YOU have to go in to the office.

Designed with both parents and students in mind, the program day runs from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, with a sharing each day at 5:00 pm for family and friends.

Students work on skills in the morning and then collaborate in the afternoon to create their own unique theatrical performance, with plenty of time for breaks and relaxation built into their schedule.

Our theme this year is all about bringing stories to life! Your students will create their own spin on established stories shared with each other using drama, movement, music, and design. Each Play in a Day is as unique as the group of kids it was designed for, so take one or take them all—the story and characters are always new!

Friday, January 26 – The Snowy Day and other Tales
Monday, March 26 – Giraffes Can’t Dance
Tuesday, March 27 – Frog and Toad
Wednesday, March 28 – Curious George
Thursday, March 29 – Harold and the Purple Crayon
Friday, March 30 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Monday, April 2 – Meet Danitra Brown

Time: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm; students can be dropped off at 8:45 am.
Location: Round House Theatre Education Center

Tuition

$75 a day (for online registration for individual days, click on the desired days)
$400 for all 7 days
$300 for the week of Spring Break (Mon, Mar 26 – Fri, Mar 30)

Questions?

Call 301.585.1225 or email Education@RoundHouseTheatre.org