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Berkeley Playhouse

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Location
2640 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Telephone
(510) 845-8542
Website
http://www.berkeleyplayhouse.org
Days and Hours Of Operation
Office hours: Mon–Fri 9am–5pm
Ages Served
Classes for adults, too!
Description

Berkeley Playhouse is a professional musical theatre transforming the lives of children and families through the magic of theatre classes and live performances. They offer classes in theatre performance, singing, and dance in which children and adults train in tandem with real-life opportunities and experience in professional mainstage productions. Berkeley Playhouse resides in the historic Julia Morgan Center for the Arts.

Classes:
Berkeley Playhouse offers a fun and creative learning environment for music theatre enthusiasts of all ages. Classes are taught by experienced professional teaching artists who follow a curriculum inspired by the Berkeley Playhouse musical currently on the main stage.

During the school year, Berkeley Playhouse hosts a variety of classes for kids of all ages, including:

- Make Believers (3 to 5, includes a parent/child option)
- Music Theatrelabs (grades K–5)
- Song and Dance (grades K–4)
- Dance and Voice Intensives (grade 4–12)
- One-act Musical Play for Teens (grades 6–10)
- Teen Directors Lab (grades 7–12)
- Adult Music Theatre (ages 17 and up)

Camps:
Summer Programs are inspired by Berkeley Playhouse’s professional mainstage production. Sign up early – camps fill up quickly. Get on the waiting lists if they run out of space. Register online or call (510) 665-5565 ext. 376 for more information. Extended care available.

2013–2014 Winter Break Camp - Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr.! and Arabian Nights Sessions:
Dates:
December 23–December 27, December 30–January 3 (No camps December 25 or January 1)
Ages/Times/Cost:
- grades Pre-K–K: 9am–1pm, $200 per week
- grades K–2: 9am–2pm, $220 per week
- grades 3–6: 9am–3pm,$260 per week
Extended care: 8am–9am and dismissal until 5pm ($5 per hour)

2013 Performance Camp Session
Dates/Ages:
- Starmites: July 1–August 2; grades 3–7
- Bye Bye Birdie: June 24–July 26; grades 7–12
Days/Times: Mondays to Fridays, 9am–3pm
Cost: $1,725–$1,775 ($335 per week)

2013 Week-long Summer Camp Sessions:
- Preschool (Inspired by The Wiz): July 22–July 26; ages 4 to 5; 9am–noon or 1pm–4pm; $280
- Level 1 (inspired by The Wiz): June 17–June 21, June 24–July 5, July 8–July 19, July 22–August 2, August 19–August 23; grades K–1; 9am–2pm; $300–$600
- Adventures in The Wiz camps: July 1–July 12, July 15–July 26; grades K–1; 9am–2pm; $600
- Level 2 (inspired by The Wiz): July 29–August 9; grades 1–2; 9am–2pm; $600
- Level 1 (inspired by The Wiz): June 17–June 21, July 15–July 26, July 29–August 9, August 12–August 23; grades 2–3; 9am–3pm; $335–$670
- Adventures in The Wiz camps: July 1–July 12, July 15–July 26; grades 2–3; 9am–3pm; $670
- Level 2 (inspired by The Wiz): June 24–July 19, July 29–August 23; grades 2–3; 9am–2pm; $670–$1,340
- Level 1 (inspired by The Wiz): June 17–June 28, August 12–August 23; grades 4–6; 9am–3pm; $670
- Adventures in Starmites: July 1–July 12, July 15–July 26; grades 4–6; 9am–3pm; $670
- Acting for Musical Theatre: June 17–June 21, June 24–June 28; grades 4–7; 9am–3pm; $335
- Level 2 (inspired by The Wiz): August 5–August 23, July 29–August 23; grades 4–7; 9am–3pm; $1,005
- Level 3 (inspired by The Wiz): June 24–July 19, July 29–August 23; grades 4–7; 9am–3pm; $1,740
- Inspired by the Starmites: July 22–August 16; grades 4–7; 9am–3pm; $1,740

Please call Berkeley Playhouse for more information on auditioned Youth Company camps.

Cost
Varies by program
Financial Assistance
Yes
Languages Spoken
English
Getting There

Directions to Julia Morgan Theater. 
Moderate street parking.
BART: Rockridge station
AC Transit: 51B

This site made possible by:

Logos Department of Children Youth and Their Families GoKid.org

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