San Diego Junior Theatre Educational Programs

Junior Theatre Drama Classes and Camps

Classes and Camps
We offer a huge variety of classes and camps at the Casa del Prado Building in Balboa Park for students 3-18 years old. Students can chose from Acting, Voice, Dance, Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre and Specialty classes offered all year long that and broken into sessions by Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer. During the summer, we offer full day camps from 9-3pm (with After-Care available till 5pm). Students enrolled in our camps will take fours classes a day, a singing, acting, dance and special topics class. The end of every camp culminates in a celebration of materials learned for our campers and families.

All of our camps and classes are grouped by age or grade range. We do not move children into older groups based on experience. Our mission in the Education Department is to foster a community of artistic achievement, learning, growth, empathy, communication and confidence.

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San Diego Junior Theatre Tuition Assistance
We thank our audiences, participating families, and community supporters for their generosity. Because of their donations, San Diego Junior Theatre is pleased to offer full or partial funding to families who would otherwise be unable to participate in our educational program.

Junior Theatre has a limited amount of funding each class session for this purpose. Tuition assistance is available for classes and for camps. Tuition Assistance can be granted to a family for up to two consecutive sessions (summer camp is the exception). Applications must be submitted for each session. » Click here for more info.

SDJT Community Outreach Programs
San Diego Junior Theatre education outreach programs (programs that travel to school and community sites) offer theatre education to all grade levels (Pre-K through grade 12) for students ages 4-18. Programs are customized for individual schools depending on the goals of the teachers, administrators, and/or PTA/PTO organization requesting the program. These programs can be incorporated into the school day or after-school. Click here for more information.

Production Workshops
In addition to the above mentioned site programs, Junior Theatre also offers Theatre-In-The-Park workshops before and after students attend school day performances of the mainstage productions in Balboa Park. Most workshops are held in the Casa del Prado classroom building, adjacent to the Casa del Prado Theatre where performances are held. Workshops can also be conducted at the school site either before or after students attend the performance. The workshops allow students to participate in theatre activities and games that explore the characters, themes and story structure of the play. These workshops are a wonderful way for young theatre-goers to prepare for and reflect upon the experience of live theatre!

For more information about Junior Theatre, please contact Education Director Erin Roberts at



San Diego Junior Theatre provides engaging, innovative, high-quality theatre education and productions for children of all cultural heritages, ages, abilities and levels of interest.

San Diego Junior Theatre educational programs and productions are made possible in part by show ticket sales, class and camp registrations, and public contributions. Major funding is provided by the California Arts Council, the County of San Diego, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, and the San Diego Junior Theatre Auxiliary.

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