South Bend Civic Theatre
2024 Summer Camps
The South Bend Civic Theatre’s Summer Camps will give youth from kindergarten through high school the opportunity to experience the magic of creating live theatre. The camps are taught by experienced and enthusiastic instructors who will coach kids on skills including acting, musical theatre, improv, and more. This year we are excited to produce two SummerStage productions: "Journey to Oz" and "Pinocchio"!
Spring Break Production Camp
"The Queen of the Flowers"
Apr 1 - Apr 6th | 9:00am-3:00pm
The Spring Break production camp is a full day, one-week camp which culminates in a fully produced performance. This camp will give students who are interested in theatre, design, art, and engineering the experience of building and producing a show in a short timeframe. The camp is perfect for students that like being on stage as well as those that want to work behind the scenes. They will get an intensive, hands-on design and performance experience where they will join live theatre, shadow puppetry and film to create an original theatre piece and make great friends while doing so.
Spring Session of Classes
Jr. Improv: Intro to “Yes and…”
GRADES 3RD – 5TH
Feb 17 – Mar 23| Sat |10:30-11:30am
Learn how to build exciting stories, create fascinating characters and present them in the most awe-inspiring way. This class is all about jumping in, having fun, playing hard, working together and finding your voice. This class offers the no fear approach to acting without a script all while mastering the improv skill of “Yes, and…” in a safe and creative environment.
Mo Willems Series
GRADES K – 2nd
Feb 17 – Mar 23 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Would YOU let the Pigeon drive the bus? Join us each week as we dive into a new book featuring the beloved literary characters of Mo Willems. In this high energy creative dramatics we will explore the dynamic vocal and physical world of Ducklings, Pigeons, Elephants, Piggies, Monsters, and more! All while building reading comprehension, memorization skills, and stage presence. Students will focus on voice and movement through mask work, imaginative play, and story dramatization. WARNING: This class could contain too much laughter!
Civic Youth Company
Feb 18 - May 25 | Sun
(5th-8th) 2:30-4:00PM | (9th-12th) 4:00-5:30PM
We created the Company to train students to fully immerse and prepare the next generation of well-rounded actors. We provide in-depth classes in a variety of theatre arts, each taught by diverse instructors including working professionals to award-winning educators. With the new year of company we have fully embraced the power of social opportunities to engage students in our five C’s: Creativity, Curiosity, Compassion, Civility, and Collaboration. The SBCT faculty works together to develop an integrated curriculum teaching classes in an assortment of subjects which give an in-depth understanding to the craft of theatre.