Hershey Area Playhouse Theatre Academy Announces Summer Performance Camps

Hershey Area Playhouse Theatre Academy Announces Summer Performance Camps


HERSHEY, Pa., March 31, 2018 – This summer at the Playhouse swings into high gear with a choice of two sessions aimed at various ages. The first group of performance-based sessions will begin on Monday June 18th and run for two weeks, meeting weekdays at the playhouse. New this year will be extended hours in our June performance camp for the middle and upper grades based on requests from our campers and their parents who responded to our recent survey.


Our first session features a June performance camp offering something for all ages, from students entering grade 1 through 12 in the fall of 2018. Each age group will be performing a fully scripted play to be featured in an evening performance the last day of class. Kids Camp Jr. for grades 1-3 will focus on the intersection of imagination and performance, tweens and young teens in grades 4-6 will attack plays by analyzing roles and jumping into characters through games and exploration and teens in grades 7-12 will practice audition skills, script analysis and role preparation for a fully scripted play. June performance camp begins Monday June 18th and ends on Friday June 29th with the evening performance starting at 7 PM.


Later in the summer the Playhouse continues its partnership with the Hershey Gardens to offer drama in the gardens beginning Monday July 16th and running through Friday July 27th. This year the production will be an original version of Treasure Island written by local playwright Jennifer Feldser. This rigorous performance camp meets weekdays for 3 hours- Mondays at the Playhouse and Tuesdays through Fridays at the Gardens. Camp ends with a lunchtime performance. Fast-paced and fun, this wildly popular camp fills quickly, so register early to reserve a spot. Daily attendance for the full three hours is mandatory.


For pricing information or to reserve a spot in any of the Playhouse summer performance camps, please go to the website at Registration opens on March 31st, 2018 and spots are offered on a first come first served basis.



Hershey Area Playhouse ( is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing residents of the community with an opportunity to participate in the creation and production of a theatrical experience. Since its inception in 1999, Hershey Area Playhouse has staged dozens of productions at numerous venues around the Hershey area. In April 2007, the Playhouse opened its new permanent home, Hershey Area Playhouse at Country Meadows.