Great Big Theatre Company offers theatre day camps in locations across the Greater Toronto Area and into Southwest Ontario, from London all the way to Whitby! Therefore, it’s a perfect choice for families with creative children who love to sing, dance, pretend and participate in all kinds of art. All kids can benefit from drama training, including developing imagination and empathy, learning cooperation and communication skills, feeling emotional stability, and of course, having fun!

The GBTC day camps bring kids together through improvisation, theatre games, stagecraft and performance. Although each session is only week-long, friendships form quickly and the benefits are long-lasting. The daily content and performances are different each session, so you can sign up for one or multiple weeks!

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Theatre Day Camps – Ages 4-5

Firstly, from an early age, every child at GBTC camp is encouraged to express their ideas and emotions. They play in a creative environment that lets their imaginations soar! Above all, programs nurture a space of respect, kindness and compassion.

Activities include:

  • Storytelling and creative role play
  • Fun movement games and activities
  • Puppetry
  • Music
  • Visual arts
  • Outside play time
  • Organized lunch and snack periods

Theatre Day Camps – Ages 6-14

GBTC’s enthusiastic staff members create a warm and supportive environment where campers will feel at home. Kids develop skills and confidence while engaged in fun and creative games that explore their vocal, physical and emotional potential. All the while, the kids work together to perform an end-of-week presentation for an audience of parents, friends and relatives. Plus, the camper to-staff ratio is small so that each child has an opportunity to shine!

Activities include:

  • Theatre games
  • Improvisation
  • Musical theatre
  • Mime
  • Sets and costumes
  • Outdoor activities, games and sports
  • End-of-week public theatrical performance!

Online Virtual Camps

Furthermore, GBTC will be continuing their popular and well-received online virtual camps for children who are unable to attend in person. It features an engaging camp experience that kids can join from anywhere.

Activities include:

  • Collaborative and engaging drama games
  • Improvisations
  • Art projects
  • Plays and scenes
  • Music
  • Movement activities
  • Dance parties

Great Big Theatre Company Summer Camps

When: One-week programs: July 4-8, July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, August 2-5 (four-day), August 8-12, August 15-19, August 22-26, August 29-September  2 (Dates vary by location)
Where: Locations in Brampton, Brantford, Burlington, Cambridge (2 locations), Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton (4 locations), Kitchener, London, Markham, Milton, Mississauga (5 locations), Newmarket, Oakville (2 locations), Oshawa, Richmond Hill, St. Catharines, Toronto (5 locations), Vaughan, Waterloo, Whitby, Woodstock

Don’t forget to check out our Summer Camp Guide here!