WHAT IS THE SUMMER THEATRE ACADEMY?

Professional Theatre Training in a Professional Theatre. Now in its 18th year, our annual Summer Theatre Academy is the region’s top professional theatre training program for young actors.

This summer, we are delighted to offer a wide array of programs for students of all ages and levels of experience. Our camps, which range from one to three weeks, give students the chance to shine in new Broadway hits and beloved musical theatre classics.

Students spend their days training with our team of theatre professionals, working towards a performance in our state of the art theatre. All camps end with a full production including lights, sound, costumes – the works!

Our location in downtown White Plains, along with our Before and After Care program, make STA the perfect fit for working parents.

The WPPAC Education Department is deeply committed to providing excellent theatre training in a safe and healthy environment. WPPAC will continue creating theatre magic with strong health and safety protocols. We will be following the CDC and NYS guidlines. At this time masks are optional, but strongly encouraged especially when performing in close proximity.

If your child is feeling unwell, please contact us and keep your child home for the safety of all students and staff at WPPAC.

Check out what BROADWAY WORLD said about the Summer Theatre Academy!

In response to COVID-19, breathe easier knowing your kids are safe.

WPPAC has been closely following the guidance of state and local health officials and we’ve developed plans and protocols to ensure quality theatre education this summer in a safe, dynamic and fun environment for all.

To that end, we’ve made changes to how we facilitate summer camp programming on a daily basis, implemented comprehensive health and safety protocols and adjusted our refund policy to meet the demands of these unprecedented times. If you have any questions, please email education@wppac.com

HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

The wellbeing of our campers, staff, and their families is our number one priority. We are taking the following steps this summer to ensure a safe environment:

  • Daily deep cleaning of all facilities with hospital-grade cleaning supplies and regular disinfecting throughout the day
  • Venue has upgraded the air filtration system to state-of-the-art GPS technology
  • Regular breaks for hand washing and sanitizing
  • Use of masks and face coverings is strongly recommended, but not required.

We will continue to monitor the latest developments and will comply with all state and local summer camp guidance.

For more information on our Health and Safety Protocols:

REFUND POLICY

Ordinarily, WPPAC does not offer refunds after purchase for educational programming. However, only in the event of a Covid-19 illness or quarantine, we offer an adjusted policy:
  • If WPPAC must cancel any program, full refunds will be issued
  • If a student must withdraw prior to the start of camp due to a Covid-19 illness or quarantine, a full refund will be issued. Proof of a positive PCR test will be required.
  • If a student must withdraw after the start of camp due to a Covid-19 illness or quarantine we will issue a pro-rated refund for the days remaining. Proof of a positive PCR test will be required. If the student is eligible and wants to return after 5 days quarantine AND a negative PCR test, then NO adjustment will be made for the missed time.
  • NO refunds for non-Covid related withdrawals
We hope this information is helpful to you as you make plans for the summer. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our education staff at education@wppac.com or call the office at: (914) 328-1600.
Please Note

CAMPS WILL NOT RUN IF MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IS NOT MET

2022 SESSION & REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Session 1

3 Weeks

SOLD OUT

June 27 – July 16

Days: Monday – Friday
NO REHEARSAL JULY 4
Ages: Rising 6th-12th Graders (current 5th-11th Graders)
Times: 10 am – 4 pm | Before & After-Care Available
Performances: July 15 & 16

$1275 – Regular Registration

Session 2

2 Weeks

July 18 – 30

Days: Monday – Friday
Ages: Rising 4th – 10th Graders (current 3rd – 9th Graders)
Times: 10 am – 4 pm | Before & After-Care Available
Performances: July 29 & 30

$850 – Regular Registration

Session 3

3 Weeks

SOLD OUT

August 1 – 20

Days: Monday – Friday
Ages: Rising 1st – 8th Graders (current K – 7th Graders)
Times: 10 am – 4 pm | Before & After-Care Available
Performances: August 19 & 20

$1275 – Regular Registration

Session 4

1 Week

2nd Session ADDED

2nd Session Begins August 29

1st Session SOLD OUT!

Days: Monday – Friday
Ages: Rising 1st – 8th Graders (current K – 7th Graders)
Times: 10 am – 4 pm | Before & After-Care Available
1st Session Performance: August 26
2nd Session Performance: September 2

$525 – Regular Registration

Before and After Care

Early Drop Off and Late Pick-Up

Early drop off for Before-Care begins at 8:30 am. Students MUST be pre-registered from at least the day before. An adult MUST walk in students to the lobby of WPPAC to check in for Before-Care.

Late Pick-Up for After-Care will extend until 5:30 pm. Students can pre-register or drop-in for After-Care. An adult MUST collect students from the WPPAC lobby in person. Prices for before and after-care are as follows:

Before-Care

8:30 am – 9:30 am (Must pre-register by the evening before)

Price: $10/day | $50/week

After-Care

Can pre-register or drop-in 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Pre-register Price: $10/day | $50/week

Drop-in Price: $15/day

Drop in After Care: Pro-Rated

If you do not need the entire time of After-Care, we have pro-rated drop-in rates until 4:50 pm: $5 until 4:40 pm | $10 until 4:50 pm | After 4:50 pm, the drop-in rate switches to $15

There are no pro-rated rates for pre-registered sessions.

Ticket Information

COMING SOON

Juliana Giannasca

DIRECTOR OF SUMMER THEATRE ACADEMY

Juliana’s Bio

Juliana is a theatre educator based in Westchester. She is an alumni of Purchase College holding degrees in Musical Theatre and Arts Management and is a current graduate student at NYU in the Educational Theatre MA program. Juliana has worked with many performing arts organizations in Westchester County, Dutchess County and NYC. She believes in using theatre as a tool to develop as empathetic people and to grow on/off stage. Creating a space where everyone is understood, celebrated and heard is her mission. Juliana is looking forward to creating theatre, singing show tunes and welcoming you all to WPPAC this summer!

Registration

There are 3 ways to register for Summer Theatre Academy:

  • BY PHONE: (914) 328-1600 (M-F / 11am-6pm)
  • IN PERSON: 11 City Place, 3rd Floor (City Center) | White Plains, NY, 10601

“Thank you for enhancing our daughter’s life in this special way. It truly does take a village.” – Conservatory Parent

“Our daughter is so looking forward to working with you again. She says the Summer Theatre Academy was the BEST weeks of her life!” – Conservatory Parent

My son learned impressive amounts and made friends, too!” – Conservatory Parent