For children of all ages
The Ogunquit Playhouse Children's Theatre Program offers theatrical training to students of all ages in a supportive and nurturing environment. No prior training or skill level is required to participate. All camps are filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Children ages 5 to 8 years may participate in our Rising Stars Camps. Children ages 9 to 15 can participate in our Junior Players' Camps which results in on-stage performances for our audiences.
Director of Youth Programming
We are delighted to have Julie Oliver back as the Director of Youth Programming for the second year in a row. Julie has been our Resident Musical Director for Children's Theatre since 2009 and Musical Director and Assistant Musical Director for some of the Playhouse's main stage shows. You may remember Julie's performance as "Mama Bear" in 2012's production of Berenstain Bears. A graduate of Antioch University New England with a BME from Jacksonville University, Julie is a seasoned performer, solo vocal performer and accompanist. For more than 30 years she has been a music specialist in Nashua, New Hampshire and is currently the choral director at Nashua High School North.
Julie is currently in her 12th season as the Musical Director for the professional productions at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, New Hampshire. She has also managed and music directed the Palace Theatre's Camp Program and music directed many of their youth theatre, Teen and Teen Apprentice Company productions.
This week-long camp introduces our youngest students to the theatre arts. The workshops bring the performing arts to life for youngsters new to theatre, combining fun and educational games with instruction, culminating in a live performance at the end of the week. Students learn basic staging, music and choreography with an emphasis on group performance in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere.
Students attend camp 9am-Noon Monday through Friday. A performance for families is held on the final day of camp (Friday) in the Chloe Checkoway Pavilion.
This Children's Theatre Camp, is designed for students age 9 to 15 regardless of skill or training level. The workshops identify, strengthen and enhance each student's performance skills, self-esteem and self-expression. Students receive vocal, movement and acting training while preparing to perform before a live audience. Each Junior Players camp results in a fully staged production on our main stage - often to sold out audiences!
Students attend camp Monday-Friday, 9:30am-3:30pm with two performances on Saturday and one on Sunday.
*Shrek, Jr. session is open to 11-17 year old campers.