All the world’s a stage 

Does that describe your house? Or are your kids just acting up?! Maybe your child walks into the living room with a flourish and your teen sings in the shower. Maybe someone is busily scribbling stories in a notebook or you have a kid who just likes to create and have fun. It sounds like a week at a summer theatre camp is in order! Storybook Theatre, one of Calgary’s premiere theatres for young audiences, is back with summer camps and programming to give kids a place on the stage. It’s time to shine!

The summer theatre camps and programs at Storybook Theatre are designed to take kids ages 6 – 16 on a theatre journey, where they can express themselves, create, and perform in a safe and supportive environment. Camps run from July to early August and they all include a final presentation that represents the contributions of all the students. If finances are an issue, be sure to look into subsidized programming. Depending on age, you have three exciting options to choose from in the summer of 2022.

Storybook Theatre Summer Camps (Family Fun Calgary)

Summer Theatre Camps

The Summer Theatre Camps are designed so kids ages 6 – 12 can create a play in a week of fun! These camps run weekly from July 4 – August 12, 2022. Here students will learn how to navigate the creation of their own play in a safe theatre space. With writing, producing, casting, and rehearsing, kids will gain confidence and be empowered through taking ownership of a creative project. They can then show off to their family, when they present their play with the final theatre presentation on the last day of camp. 

Storybook Theatre Summer Camps (Family Fun Calgary)

Spotlight for Young People: The Jungle Book Kids

From July 4 – 22, 2022, kids ages 9 – 12 can get jumping to the jazzy beat from Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids. With familiar and well-loved characters and upbeat songs, your pre-teens will love these three weeks of theatre life. And you’ll love watching them in the final performance on July 21, 2022, at 6:30 pm!

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

Spotlight for Teens: Shrek the Musical, Jr

If you have a teen, ages 13 – 16, they’ll want to join the “big bright beautiful world” from July 25 – August 12, 2022! Shrek the Musical, Jr, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and Broadway musical, is a fun, twisted fairy tale about embracing life and finding true acceptance. The final performance will take place on August 11, 2022, at 6:30 pm.

Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

All programming is planned to be in-person, including the final performance, if possible, and all Covid guidelines will be followed. (If the COVID-19 pandemic prevents an in-person audience, students will film their final presentation for at-home viewing the following day.) See here for more information on health and safety.

Storybook Theatre Summer Camps (Family Fun Calgary)

After the last couple of years, it’s definitely time to give kids a place where they can act out and be celebrated! For all kids who are creative, love drama, and need some summer fun, registration is now open for you to make your entrance and take the stage.

Storybook Theatre Summer Camps:

When: July 4 – August 12, 2022
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
Address: 375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-216-0808