Summer Theatre Intensives

Childsplay Summer Academy proudly offers a wide range of opportunities for teen and pre-teen theatre artists (ages 10-17). Each theatre intensive course focuses on a specific performance skills helping young theatre artists refine their acting techniques. These programs are great for an emerging theatre student ready to delve into focused theatre skill-building.


In addition to the classes, we have opportunities for teen interns to assist teaching artists in summer academy classes. Interning is a fun way to share theatre knowledge with younger learners. Interns may also earn credit towards a discount on classes.  For more information, please contact Childsplay Academy manager at or 480-921-5751.


Extended Care:

Childsplay offers extended care, before and after classes, for students in full-day classes. 

MORNING Extended Care:  7:30am - 9:30am:  $25/wk.; AFTERNOON Extended Care:  3:30pm - 6:00pm:  $35/wk.; BOTH SESSIONS of Extended Care:  $50 per week



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Showstoppers: Musical Cabaret

7/8/2019 - 7/19/2019

Find your Voice! A musical theatre class, created and taught by Jon Gentry culminates in a cabaret performance. (ages 10-15)


Theatre Intensive: Stage Combat

7/22/2019 - 7/26/2019

En Garde! (ages 10-15)


Theatre Intensive: Stagecraft and Design

7/29/2019 - 8/2/2019

New one week design class. Discover how technical theatre designers contribute to the artistry of a production and practice creating theatrical designs. (ages 10-15)