Build Your Theater Skills

Our theater camps are fun, challenging, and enriching! Stories of all kinds are used to fuel active, collaborative, and process-based summer programs for grades K–12. Spend the week working with professional actors, directors, and artisans. Every participant is invited to think, speak, and act imaginatively, critically, and creatively in an environment of inclusivity and safe play.

Education For All

Portland Stage Education strives to welcome and celebrate all people regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, national origin, religion, gender identity, neurological, or physical ability.

Cancellation Policies

Any cancellations or changes made more than two months prior to the first day of a Portland Stage Education program (after school programming, vacation camps, and summer camps) will be fully refunded.
Any cancellation made between two and one month prior to the first day of a program will receive a 50% refund.
Portland Stage will not be able to grant refunds made less than one month before the start of a program.


Portland Stage reserves the right to cancel a program two weeks prior to its start if a minimal enrollment is not achieved. In the event that Portland Stage cancels a program families will be contacted two weeks prior and a full refund will be offered.
Portland Stage also reserves the right to combine programs, change teachers, or extend the ages of the participants at its discretion.

Financial Aid

Portland Stage Education offers need-based financial aid for all of our programs. Please fill out our form below to apply. For more information about camps or financial aid, call 207.774.1043 x104 or send us an email.

Vacation Camps

Dive into theater for five exciting days while on your school breaks!

February & April Vacation Camps

February Vacation Camp: Fantastic Folklore
Dates: Monday February 20 – Friday February 24
Times: 9 am – 3 pm
Grades: 3 – 5
Cost: $305, financial aid available
Students will investigate folktales from various cultures and reimagine them through full-body exploration. Finally, students will craft their own piece of original folklore!

April Vacation Camp: Magic Trunk
Dates: Monday April 17 – Friday April 21
Times: 9 am – 3 pm
Grades: K – 1
Cost: $305, financial aid available

Every day is a new adventure with stories and the Magic Trunk! A spin-off of our Play Me a Story program, this session will focus entirely on books by Maine authors and illustrators!


IN-PERSON CAMPS will follow the latest CDC and State safety guidelines including masking, physical distancing, small group sizes, handwashing, and a Bipolar Ionization iWave HVAC system.

Summer Camps

Our week-long camps for rising K-12th graders focus on physical movement, creativity, & collaboration, all while empowering students to build their confidence and skills as actors.


Camps will be announced by February 2023.

Sign up for multiple weeks of camp and receive a 10% discount!

Please register for camps based on which grade your camper(s) will be enrolled in for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.

In-Person Camps

All camps this summer are planned to be IN-PERSON CAMPS and will follow the latest CDC and State safety guidelines including masking, physical distancing, small group sizes, hand washing, and a Bipolar Ionization iWave HVAC system. Each camp will include time indoors and outdoors.