Registration Now Open for Arden Drama School Summer Camp

February 3, 2016
Wide Range of Camp Options Available for Grades 1-5, 6-8 and 9 – 12

(Philadelphia, PA) Arden Theatre Company announces open registration for summer camp classes through Arden Drama School. Camp classes are held at the Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N. 2nd Street, Old City, Philadelphia. Camp weeks begin June 27, 2016 and end the week of August 29, 2016. The last day of camp is Friday, September 2, 2016.

Arden Summer Camp provides access to Philadelphia’s top theatre artists.

Children in grades 1 – 5 explore creativity and learn collaboration through one-week themed drama camps including Star Wars and Harry Potter-themed weeks, in addition to Comedy Camp, Design Camp, Dance Camp and more.

Camps for children in grades 6 – 8 are one and two weeks in length and include Rockstar, Acting, Musical Theatre, Playwrighting and Comedy.

Kids in grades 9 – 12 can enjoy one-day Master Classes, multi-week camps focused on taking technique to the next level and a four-week musical theatre studio where they rehearse for a fully-realized show. Sketch Comedy, Acting, Musical Theatre, Master Classes and Arden Coffee House are all being offered.

An early-bird discount for up to $35 in savings is available if you register before March 1, 2016. Additional savings are offered for booking multiple weeks of camp ($100 savings for each additional week booked.) Camp spaces fill up quickly so early registration is encouraged.

Camp weeks range in price from $50 for a one-day Master Class to $400 weekly. Camp hours vary by age group, but extended care is offered for a small fee.

To enroll or for more information, call the Arden Box Office at 215.922.1122, visit or the box office at 40 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia.

Founded in 1988, Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers–on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community. Five productions are staged each season as part of the Mainstage series and two productions through Arden Children’s Theatre, the city’s first resident professional children’s theatre program. New work is produced through the Independence Foundation New Play Showcase. The Arden’s Education Department includes: Arden for All (AFA), a theatre access and education program for underserved young people; Arden Drama School, the after-school, Saturday, and summer camp classes for students in grades pre K-12; Teen Arden, an immersive after-school access program for Philadelphia-area based teenagers; and the Arden Professional Apprentice Program, a nationally renowned comprehensive theatre management training program. The Hamilton Family Arts Center is the new facility dedicated to education programs and new play development.

The Arden has received numerous honors including 63 awards and 307 nominations from the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. The Arden is a winner of four “Theatre Company of the Year” designations (Philadelphia Inquirer), six Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” awards and three “Best of Philly Kids” awards, the City Paper’s Reader’s Choice Award and the prestigious “Great Friend to Kids Award” from the Please Touch Museum for Arden Children’s Theatre work. For accessibility efforts, the Arden was named a “Keystone of Accessibility” by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Arden Theatre Company is a professional, nonprofit 501(c)(3) theatre company and a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the League of Resident Theatres, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Old City Arts Association. The Arden also participates in The Barrymore Awards, a program of Theatre Philadelphia.

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