Studio East 2015 Summer Programs

Studio East has served the Eastside with summer theater camps and productions since 1993, and this summer brings old favorites and exciting new programs. We invite all interested kids and teens to sing, dance, act, laugh, perform, and make new friends this summer with Studio East!

Our one and two-week camps are a great way to get a taste of theater or improve existing skills. Theater Performance camps for younger children focus on creative dramatics and script creation, while older campers work from a script to create a theatrical production. Theater Skills programs focus on specific theater topics and are offered for ages 6-19.

Join Studio East for an exciting summer of creativity and fun!


Please note: 

  • Most camps are held at various locations in Kirkland, not at Studio East.
  • Start/end times and performance times on the final day of camps have been staggered to accommodate families with campers in multiple camps.
  • Grades refer to a student’s placement in the coming Fall.  Age 4 refers to the student’s age on the first day of camp. Exceptions are only made by permission of the Education Director.



Age 4 – K

Spark your creativity and have lots of fun at the same time! Little Players camp is an integrated arts experience that includes storytelling, songs, crafts, and movement. After Camp Care is available for select Little Players camps.

Grades 1 – 2

Create your own story and bring it to life on stage! TaleSpinners campers work together to write an original play and perform their dazzling creation on the final day of theater camp. After Camp Care is available for select TaleSpinners camps.

Grades 3 – 6

Playmakers campers write their own show based on a theme. Summer Stage campers choose from 3 scripted musicals. After Camp Care is available for select 3rd– 6th grade camps.

Grades 6-9

We’re putting on a show!  Teens engage in a musical production process from auditions, learning lines, songs and dances, and finally celebrate confidently with two performances.

Grades 7-10

Speak the speech!  Teens will bring a Shakespearean play to life from auditions, learning lines, developing characters, and finally celebrate confidently with two performances.



Grades 1 – 6: Smorgasbord! Camp

Smorgasbord! camp is here for summer time. Join us for a fun selection of theater classes in this week-long acting camp. After Camp Care is available for Smorgasbord camps.

Grades 7 – 12: Technical Theater Camp

Learn the behind–the-scenes stagecraft of lighting, set construction, and costumes in this one-week technical theater camp.

Grades 7 – 10: Mini-YAPI

Mini-YAPI is a focused acting course for students who want to delve into some serious theater training, taught by our YAPI faculty.

Ages 13 – 19: YAPI (Young Actors Professional Intensive)

Serious acting students aged 13-19 are invited to audition for our summer teen program, the Young Actors Professional Intensive(YAPI), a six-week, comprehensive, college-level course of study covering many aspects of the performing arts.



Production experience is a great way to develop teamwork, responsibility and confidence. It demands that you focus, listen, follow directions, and take risks – all while having a lot of fun!

Ages 11 – 15

Up to 20 students will be cast in our Young Performers Series (YPS) Summer Production, to be performed on the Studio East Mainstage.

Ages 13 – 19

Up to 45 teens will perform in our annual Summer Teen Musical at the Kirkland Performance Center.