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Join us for a summer of magic! Have fun and learn theatre skills as we take our imaginations to great heights, create fantastical characters, enact our exploits, and so much more.

Summer camps return to the Playhouse’s iconic Eden Park/Mt. Adams location with the grand opening of our brand-new mainstage theatre complex this spring! Camps will also continue to be offered at Mason Community Center.

Purchase summer camps held at the Playhouse by March 15 for early bird pricing!

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Camp Ideology

At the Playhouse, we believe everyone has a voice. Our process-based summer camp programs are designed to build confidence, strengthen communication skills and develop a sense of ensemble and community. Our camps focus on individual and collective development in a fun, supportive and skills-based environment.



This year's camps include:

for incoming first- through 10th-graders.

Introduce the young theatre fans in your life to the Playhouse for full-day, one-week day camp! Each week offers five exciting courses that are designed to engage in the magic and playfulness of live theatre. All lessons lead up to a brief “shareformance” which shares a scene informally with friends and family on the last day of camp. Classes and themes vary each session for campers interested in joining multiple weeks! Tuition for one-week camps is $350. Purchase summer camps held at the Playhouse by March 15 for early bird pricing! See individual camp listings for details. 

for incoming first- through 12th-graders.

This process-based performance program is for the theatre enthusiast who wants to experience the production of a play from beginning to end. During each full-day camp session, campers will take technique and special skills classes and rehearse a play to be performed with limited sets and costumes for friends and family at the end of the week. Performance Academy programs include three-week, two-week and one-week full-day camps.

We emphasize the hands-on, educational experience of performance and do not require an audition to enter the program. Roles will be assigned on the first or second day of camp and lead roles may be double cast to increase the learning experience for student performers. Performers will be organized by age for classes and small group rehearsals. Space is limited to a first-come, first-served basis. Tuition varies from $350 for one week, $695 for two weeks, and $1,050 for 3 weeks. Purchase summer camps held at the Playhouse by March 15 for early bird pricing! See individual camp listings for details. 


Laughing Camper
Being Cool
Campers acting



Full- and partial-tuition scholarships are available to students who can demonstrate financial need. Scholarships are limited, and awards will be determined based on need and space available. The deadline to apply for scholarships online is May 5, 2023. Applicants will be notified of awards no later than May 15, 2023.

Scholarship Application



Before Care and After Care

Before Care and After Care are available at both locations and may be added to your camp purchase. Prices listed cover a full week and may not be prorated.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

  • Before Care: 8 - 9 a.m. ($40)
  • After Care: 4 - 5:30 p.m. ($40)

Mason Community Center

  • Before Care Mason: 7:30 – 9 a.m. (Care Code 235600)
  • After Care Mason: 4 – 5:30 p.m. (Care Code 235602)

Rates for Before and After Care at Mason are determined by Mason Community Center and can be found while registering for Mason Camps. Registration begins Feb 17 for Premiere Members and Feb 20 for basic/non-members.



Launch Pad Accessibility Program

The Playhouse is committed to increasing accessibility to all its programs. Thanks to a generous grant from The Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation, we created the Launchpad program which is designed to integrate students with developmental disabilities into a traditional theatre camp environment. Space is limited. Scholarships are available. Please visit the Launch Pad page for more information.



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Purchase summer camps held at the Playhouse by March 15 for early bird pricing!

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