Summer Theatre Arts Program

VPA’s Summer Theatre Arts Program has been teaching theatre arts for more than ten years.

Our program offers three separate two-week workshops for youth 7 to 17 years of age throughout the summer.  These sessions help young people build self-confidence, self-expression and concentration skills through experiences that focus on the fundamentals of theatre production. Students also get an understanding of theatrical terms and what it takes to stage a live show from auditions through performance including: acting, set design, costuming, artistic design, stage direction, lighting design, and sound engineering.  They also prepare a short play for family and friends, presented at the theatre the evening of the final day of their workshop.  Class size is limited!

2017 PROGRAM DATES*

June 12th – 23rd     July 10th –  21st      July 24th – August 4th

Morning Session 9 am – 12 noon AGES 7-11  Mon– Fri  

Afternoon Session 1 pm – 4 pm AGES 12-17    Mon– Fri

*Dates may be subject to change

NOTE: Space is limited in each session.

The morning and afternoon programs for Session 3 are closed.  All other programs still have space available.

Funded in part by generous support from

BP Alaska

The Alaska State Council on the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts

Program Mission

  • Inspire individual creativity and arts ability
  • Provide opportunities for youth to explore the arts in various disciplines that may not have otherwise been presented to them
  • Offer experiences in team building and working towards a common goal to young people from different backgrounds
  • Present the opportunity to make new friends with similar interests
  • Give young people tools to become critical thinkers and problem-solvers
  • Provide arts exposure and experience to disadvantaged youth
  • Spark a realization of individual talent
  • Enrich the lives of children who have limited access to an arts education
  • Build self-esteem and enhance interpersonal growth
  • Offer tools that will teach our young people how to utilize the arts as a form of communication and individual expression