Teen Arts Intensive for ages 14-16

Registration for Members is now open! If you are a Member, please call (813) 922-8167 or visit the Center to register.

Registration for the General Public will open on March 1.

Our teen summer theatre program will consist of two 4-week sessions. Each 4-week session is an intensive training program in which students will audition, rehearse, design, tech, and perform a theatrical production of a well-known play under the instruction of working professionals.

Students of the program need to understand that dedication, focus, and participation make the program successful for all. We are thrilled to launch this new program for teens interested in strengthening their passion for theatre and look forward to creating something incredible!

2024 Projects

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
June 3-June 28

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. It’s a tale of love, jealousy, mischief, rebellion, and magic. A comedy set in the court of Athens and a mystical forest where lovers flee, common players rehearse their play, and fairies meddle and run amuck.

During the course of four weeks, students will audition, rehearse, study, and create their set, props, and costumes. There is no telling what might ensue when students tackle one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies. (No camp on July 4 and 5.)

PERFORMANCE: Thursday, June 27 at 5:30 pm

SpongeBob The Musical Intensive
July 8-August 2

Who lives in a Pineapple under the sea and became the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it’s SpongeBob SquarePants! When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world. With lives hanging in the balance and all hope lost, a most unexpected hero rises. The power of optimism really can save the world!

During this 4-week intensive, students will stretch their musical theatre muscles and gain performance skills as they dance, sing, and act their way to a one-act performance of chosen favorites from the Broadway hit The SpongeBob Musical!

SHOW CREDITS: Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg. Book by Kyle Jarrow. Musical Production Conceived by Tina Landau. Original Songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A., Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I. And Songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley. Additional Lyrics by Jonathan Coulton/Additional Music by Tom Kitt. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants, and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Created by Stephen Hillenburg. The SpongeBob Musical is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

PERFORMANCE: Thursday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Daily Schedule

  • 8-9 am Early Care (optional: CLICK HERE for details)
  • 9-10:45 am Theatre, Art, Creating Process/Rehearsal
  • 10:30-10:45 am Snack Break
  • 10:45 am-noon Theatre, Art, Creating Process/Rehearsal
  • noon Lunch
  • 12:30-1 p.m. Recess & Games
  • 1-2:15 pm Music/Dance Rehearsal
  • 2:15-2:30 pm Snack Break
  • 2:30-4 pm Music/Dance Rehearsal, Art & Design
  • 4-4:15 pm Sign Out & Pick Up
  • 4:15-5:30 p.m. After Care (optional: CLICK HERE for details)

Friday, June 30 and Friday, August 4 is the last day of Session I and Session II, respectively. Students will celebrate the success of the show, discuss the overall experience and have an opportunity to view a video of their work as a group.

Performance Schedule

Performances will be held the fourth Thursday of each 4-week camp:

  • Thursday, June 27 at 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 1 at 6:30 pm

On performance days, the schedule is the same as above until 4 pm. The rest of the day is as follows:

  • 4-5 pm Performance
  • 5-5:30 pm After Care (optional: CLICK HERE for details)

Tuition

  • Member: $685 / 4-week camp
  • Non-Member: $720 / 4-week camp
We are also proud to offer a payment plan option for the 4-week session as we know the world is getting increasingly expensive. Every child deserves access to an arts education.
Session I: June 3-June 28
1st Half Due upon Registration: $342.50 (member) / $360 (non-member)
2nd Half Due by June 14, 2024

Session II: July 8-August 2
1st Half Due upon Registration:
$342.50 (member) / $360 (non-member)
2nd Half Due by July 19, 2024

Registration for Center Members opens February 15.

Registration for Non-Members opens March 1.

4 Ways to Register

1.) Mail/Email: Download a 2024 CAMP REGISTRATION PACKET FOR AGES 14-16 and send the completed forms via mail to 4537 Lowell Road; Tampa, FL 33618, or email them to [email protected]. (If you are having trouble completing the form online, please don’t worry. You can print it out and complete it by hand, too!)

2.) Online (opening March 1):  Non-refundable online processing fees apply. Additional paperwork is required after registering. (Early Bird Discount Code (expires April 30): EARLYBIRD)

3.) Phone: Call (813) 922-8167 to register over the phone with a credit card.

4.) In-Person: Visit the Center Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; or Saturday, 10 a.m. – noon.

(Please register the Thursday before the start of camp on any given week to help us best prepare for the arrival of your child. Registrations received after Thursday will incur a $15 late registration fee.)