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Kids and teens from all interests and abilities have a variety of opportunities to connect with and learn from world-class theater professionals both on and off the stage.

Embrace your spark and run with it!

Our camps ignite students’ imaginations through the collaborative process of theatre, empower them as creative thinkers, and support their development as artists and young adults. While experience in theatre is not required, all three camps are considered intensives, meaning students who are committed to learning about theatre and willing to work, play, and collaborate for 8 hours a day will get the most out of our camps.

In addition to performance-focused camps, our popular, one-of-a-kind technical theatre intensive is a unique chance for aspiring artists who are eager to participate in theatre but who may prefer working behind the scenes.

Students leave our instruction equipped with a strong foundation of acting and production skills along with practical training, which may include improv, vocal health, on-camera acting experience, and set design.

Payment plans and scholarships are available. To set up a payment plan or to apply for a scholarship, please contact our Education Department.

Contact us
Email our Education Department or call (513) 421-3555 x3207.

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Summer Camps

Best. Summer. Ever. No matter the weather, it’s always the perfect time to start planning a summer of fun!

2024 Summer Camps

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Junior Summer Intensive


Ages 8–13
July 15–26, 2024


Unleash your child’s creativity with this fun two-week intensive that focuses on acting fundamentals and promotes self-confidence, communication, and teamwork. No experience required: just a commitment to learning and collaborating! This intensive culminates in a full production on ETC’s mainstage shared with family and friends. Workshops and topics include performance techniques, improv and acting, movement and stage combat, audition skills, and more!

Waitlist only—contact education@ensemblecincinnati.org to be added to the waitlist

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Technical Theatre Summer Intensive


Ages 15–19
July 22–26, 2024


This one-week intensive with technical theatre professionals takes a deep dive backstage as participants develop resourcefulness, teamwork, and creative problem-solving while exploring props, lighting, sound, set design, stage management, and more! Students with no previous experience in technical theatre but a readiness to learn are encouraged to attend, as well as students who have already worked on the tech side of their school or community productions.

Waitlist only—contact education@ensemblecincinnati.org to be added to the waitlist.

High School Summer Intensive


Ages 14–19
July 29–August 2, 2024


This one-week intensive includes five exciting, fun-packed days aimed at refining young artists’ acting skills and is appropriate for actors working to take their craft to the next level. Participants delve into more advanced performance topics including improv, acting, audition techniques, character development, script analysis, and more. Students of all experience levels are welcome to attend, as long as they bring their enthusiasm and readiness to collaborate. This summer intensive culminates in a performance for family and friends.

Waitlist only—contact education@ensemblecincinnati.org to be added to the waitlist

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Curious about what students should bring to camp? Or maybe what NOT to bring? Or are you wondering about health and safety policies? No stress—we’ve got you! Check out some camp FAQs and how to reach out if you want to ask more!

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