Studio East Summer Programs

Studio East has served the Eastside with summer theater camps and productions since 1993, and every summer we offer old favorites and exciting new programs.

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.

We invite all interested kids and teens to sing, dance, act, laugh, perform, and make new friends in the summer with Studio East!

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.
  • After Camp Care is available for select camps.



Little Players: 4 years old-K

Little Players camp is an integrated arts experience includes storytelling, songs, crafts, and movement.

TaleSpinners: Grades 1 – 2

Campers work together to write an original play and perform their dazzling creation on the final day of camp.

Playmakers: Grades 3 – 6

3rd – 6th graders in Playmakers camp write and perform their own show based on a theme.

Summer Stage: Grades 3 – 6

Summer Stage camp rehearse and perform a scripted musical in two weeks!

Teen Musical Performance Camps: Grades 6 – 9

Campers put on a show! Engage in a musical production process and celebrate confidently with two performances.

Teen Shakesperience! Camp: Grades 7 – 10

Campers bring a Shakespeare’s verse and prose to life!



Smorgasbord! Camp: Grades 1 – 6

Join us for a smorgasbord selection of theater classes in this week-long acting camp.

Technical Theater Camp: Grades 7 – 12

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

Mini-YAPI: Grades 7 – 10

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

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

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!

YPS: Ages 11 – 15

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

Summer Teen Musical: Ages 13 – 19

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