Summer Theatre School

July - August 2021

Carousel Players is offering

Summer Theatre School 2021

for Students ages 5-14!


Carousel Players Summer Theater School is returning with in-person drama camps this summer. With small class sizes and careful health protocols, we are delighted to be offering several creative opportunities in drama for children in Niagara! We have a roster of talented drama educators leading the camps who have thoughtfully crafted their sessions. We also have trained staff and volunteers to ensure safety and individual attention for all campers.

Each camp program will guide participants through games, activities and experiences that teach them individual skills, but also give them the chance to make new friends. They will also collaborate with an ensemble to create a final performance that will be recorded so families can watch from home. Our goal is to foster children’s love of creativity in a safe and supportive environment, with expert artistic leadership.

Carousel Players invites you and your children to engage with the arts through our long running summer theatre school this year. See you on stage!

The Family That Plays Togther…

has a great summer!

Register siblings for 20% off using discount code FAMILY

To keep everyone safe this suumer, we have made class sizes smaller. Our health and safety protocols to protect campers include daily health screenings, distanced activitues, and wearing masks while inside. You can learn more here.

All camps except Virtual D&D are currently planned for in person activities. There will be strong safety measures in place, which you can read about HERE.

We are making plans for alternative camps should in person activities not be possible for some or all of the summer.

If Carousel Players chooses to cancel in person camps for any reason, registration fees will be refunded in full.

Dungeons & Dragons Virtual Camps

July 5 – 9

Ages 10-12 | $120

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime in our Dungeons and Dragons Virtual Adventure Camp! In this week-long, half-day camp, students ages 10-12 will form an adventure party and be transported to a fantastical land where they will create heroic characters and defend good from evil!

This camp will run from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm and take place online.

The registration fee includes a personal supplies kit, which will include a full set of D&D dice, character sheet, and more! Access to a laptop/Chromebook or a tablet and a secondary device are required for use of Roll20 and Zoom/Google Meets.

with instructors from our D&D Adventures Program

Shaw / Musical Theatre Camp

August 3 – 6 (Virtual) from 10-11am

August 9 – 13 (In Person)

Ages 11-14 | $375

Are you ready for a two week deep dive into the wonderful world of musical theatre? Ten aspiring triple threats will hone their skills while working towards a filmed final showcase featuring popular show tunes and movie musical favourites. This camp will give participants the tools to strengthen their skills through musical exercises, movement and theatre games.

Because in person singing is advised against, the first week (August 3-6) will be virtual: campers will meet online for an hour each day to explore and practice their vocal technique. The second week (August 9-13) will be in person at the Carousel Players Arts Education Centre and will include a trip to the Shaw Festival.

With Instructor Louisa O’Keane

Theatre Adventure Camp

July 19 – 23

Ages 5-7 | $250

Jump into a fun week of drama and adventure! Together we will explore new worlds, discover interesting creatures, and making friends along the way. Join us aboard pirate ships, deep into the ocean, floating into outer space – where else will our imaginations take us each day?

with instructor Teresa Vanderbent

Creativity Camp: Art and Drama at Play

July 26 – 30

Ages 5-7 | $250

Join us for a week of fun that combines art and theatre into one big creative experience. Every day we will play energetic drama games that encourage creativity, build self-confidence, and develop communication skills. We will also get creative exploring different forms of visual art and making masterpieces to take home. What will you create?

with instructor Teresa Vanderbent

Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Camp

August 3 – 6

Ages 10-12 | $200

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime in our Dungeons and Dragons Adventure Camp! In this week-long camp, students ages 10-12 will form an adventure party and be transported to a fantastical land where they will create heroic characters and defend good from evil! Campers will engage in teamwork-building activities and games, create props for their characters, and act out their epic encounters as a group.

With Instructor Michael Metz

Puppet & Mask Camp

August 16 – 20

Ages 8-10 | $250

Join us for a week-long adventure at Carousel Player’s Puppet and Mask Summer Camp! Students will be immersed in both puppet and mask design and construction and will also learn physical performance techniques to bring the puppets and masks to life. This work will culminate into a showcase at the end of the week for friends and family. Campers will keep their puppet and mask creations after the camp is over.

With Instructor Alexa Fraser