Summer Camps

Dive into theater for five exciting days while on your school breaks! Our theater camps immerse participants in all aspects of theater, culminating in an open studio performance for friends and family at the end of the week! Camps are taught by professional actors, directors, and artisans. Students are invited to think imaginatively, critically, and creatively in an environment of inclusivity and safe play.


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.

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 2024-2025 school year.

Cancellation policy: 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.


June 24-28


Magic Trunk

Grades: K – 1

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $360, financial aid available

Location: Portland Stage

Picture Book Stories Galore. Every day is a new adventure with stories and the Magic Trunk! A spin-off of our Play Me a Story program.

This camp is currently full. Email us to be added to the waitlist.

Make ’em Laugh

Grades: 7 – 12

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $360, financial aid available

Location: Portland Stage

Explore the world of theatrical comedy and clown with Portland Stage. Make a big choice and find your comedic voice in this week of laughs and wacky play. Make sure you bring your funny bone!


July 1 – 3 (3 Day Camp!)


Magic Trunk

Grades: K – 1

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $216, financial aid available

Location: Portland Stage

Picture Book Stories Galore. Every day is a new adventure with stories and the Magic Trunk! A spin-off of our Play Me a Story program.


July 8 – 12


Camp Half-Blood

Grades: 6 – 8

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $360, financial aid available

Location: Portland Stage

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Calling all demigods to take up the call to adventure and save the camp! Based on the second book of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series, participants will explore the world and characters of the book, creating their own performance.

James and the Giant Camp!

Grades: 3 – 5

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $360, financial aid available

Location: Portland Stage

Based on Roald Dahl’s classic, this week will take campers on a fantastical adventure with magic, dreams, and oversized bugs!

This camp is currently full. Email us to be added to the waitlist.

Theatrical Design

Grades: 7 – 12

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $360, financial aid available

Location: Portland Stage

Ever wonder what goes into painting an elaborate set, building a gorgeous costume, or capturing the perfect magic hour light onstage? Then this is the camp for you! Participants will learn the basics of theatrical design from professional designers at Portland Stage and then apply those skills on our mainstage theater in this one-week deep dive into designing for the stage.

This camp is currently full. Email us to be added to the waitlist.


July 15 – 19


Magic Trunk

Grades: 1 – 2

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $360, financial aid available

Location: Portland Stage

Picture Book Stories Galore. Every day is a new adventure with stories and the Magic Trunk! A spin-off of our Play Me a Story program.

High School Intensive: Audition Workshop (Half Day)

Grades: 9 – 12

Time: 12 pm – 3 pm

Cost: $180, financial aid available

Location: Portland Stage

Whether you’re preparing for college auditions, working on material for an upcoming show, or wanting to learn more about the audition process, this is the camp for you! Participants will learn tips, tricks, and techniques for nailing your next audition. 

Physical Theater and Clown for Actors with Michael Trautman from Maine Youth Circus

Grades: 6 – 8

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $360, financial aid available

Location: Portland Stage

Create compelling characters and explore the universal language of physical comedy and clown! This camp will unlock the skills of physical performance with international variety artist Michael Trautman, who has been performing his one-man shows around the world since 1977.


July 22 – 26


Journey in Hundred Acre Wood

Grades: 2 – 3

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $360, financial aid available

Location: Portland Stage

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Travel to the woods with Pooh, Tigger, & more to explore Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. Act out your favorite characters, play theater games, and do arts & crafts.

Ready, Set, Improv

Grades: 4 – 6

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $360, financial aid available

Location: Portland Stage

Get the experience of being a founding member of an improv comedy troupe! Whether you want to become more comfortable on stage or create once in a lifetime comedy moments, all you need is your imagination and energy!

This camp is currently full. Email us to be added to the waitlist.


July 29 – August 2


Ready, Set, Improv

Grades: 6 – 8

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $360, financial aid available

Location: Portland Stage

Get the experience of being a founding member of an improv comedy troupe! Whether you want to become more comfortable on stage or create once in a lifetime comedy moments, all you need is your imagination and energy!

This camp is currently full. Email us to be added to the waitlist.


August 5 – 9


Middle School Shakespeare Conservatory: As You Like It

Grades: 6 – 8

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $360, financial aid available

Location: Portland Stage

Spend a week exploring the language, stories, characters, and hijinks of one of Shakespeare’s wildest comedies.

Wilbur & Friends

Grades: 2 – 3

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $360, financial aid available

Location: Portland Stage

Come on down to the farm with Charlotte, Wilbur, & other farm friends to explore Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. Act out your favorite characters, play theater games, and do arts & crafts.

This camp is currently full. Email us to be added to the waitlist.


August 12 – 16


Middle School Shakespeare Conservatory: Macbeth

Grades: 6 – 8

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $360, financial aid available

Location: Portland Stage

Spend a week exploring the language, characters, drama, and witchcraft of one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedies.

Camp Half-Blood

Grades: 4 – 6

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $360, financial aid available

Location: Portland Stage

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Calling all demigods to take up the call to adventure and save the camp! Based on the second book of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series, participants will explore the world and characters of the book, creating their own performance. 

This camp is currently full. Email us to be added to the waitlist.