General Policies and FAQs

Please review Junior Theatre’s policies governing our education department as well as the frequently asked questions we receive. If you have a question not answered below, please contact the office at 619-239-1311.


Closed Classroom Policy
For the safety of all students, we have a closed classroom policy. Adults are not permitted to sit in on JT classes until our invited Open Sharing on the final day of classes or camps.

Refund and Cancellation Policy
If you are no longer able to participate in a program you have registered for, you may contact the Education Office at (619) 239-1311 to request a full refund (minus credit card processing fees) up to one week prior to the program start date. You may also opt to receive a course credit for a future program. No refunds or credits will be offered after the one-week deadline.

If Junior Theatre cancels a program for any reason, our office staff will notify you and process any refunds or course credits.

Class Drop-off and Pick-up Policy
For academic year classes, students will be dropped off and picked up directly at their classrooms in the Casa del Prado Building unless otherwise specified. Students may release themselves at the end of class only with written permission from parent or guardian.

Camp Drop-off and Pick-up Policy
Drop-off for camps takes place in the Casa del Prado courtyard at no additional charge as early as 8:15 AM each morning. Camp pick-up takes place in front of the Casa del Prado Theatre beginning at 3 PM each day. More specifics regarding camp pick-up and drop-off will be sent the week prior to each camp session. Students may release themselves at the end of camp only with written permission from parent or guardian.

COVID-19 Policy
All SDJT staff, teachers and teaching aides are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will continue to follow the most up-to-date community guidelines. Any student or staff member with symptoms of COVID-like illness should not attend classes or camps. Our full COVID-19 policy can be found here.


Does my child need to have theatre experience to participate in a class or camp?
No! All JT classes and camps are designed to be beginner friendly. Students of all levels of experience are welcome to join us.

Do you offer accommodations for students with IEPs or special learning needs?
San Diego Junior Theatre strives to meet the diverse needs of all children. If your child would benefit from accommodations due to a medical condition, learning difference, or other special circumstance, please email [email protected] prior to registration.

Can I/another trusted adult sit in on my child’s class or camp?
For the safety of all students, we have a closed classroom policy. Adults are not permitted to sit in on JT classes until our invited Open Sharing on the final day of classes or camps.

Can my student be moved into an older or younger grade level?
It is not possible for students to be placed in a program that is above their grade level. If you would like your child to be placed in a younger age group, please reach out to us directly and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Can my student be grouped with a friend or sibling at camp?
Junior Theatre camp teams are designated by grade level. If both students are in the same grade, please reach out in advance of your program start date to request that they are grouped together. We will do our best to accommodate these requests, though it may not always be possible to do so.

What is the youngest age group you serve?
Students must be at least 4 years old at the time of registration to participate in our programming.  Students must be able to use the bathroom without assistance.

Who are your teachers?
All Junior Theatre Teaching Artists are qualified theatre educators who have undergone background checks and state mandated training sessions. More detailed information on each of our Teaching Artists and their currently offered classes can be found here. Substitute Teaching Artists who have also undergone JT’s onboarding processes may be brought in on an as-needed basis.

Can my child do a trial class or drop-in session?
Due to the process-based nature of our classes, we do not offer drop-ins. All students must be registered for a class by the second week of each session.

How many teachers will be with my child?
Programs for students in third grade or younger will be staffed with at least one Teacher’s Aide in addition to the primary Teaching Artist. Camp classes each have a primary Teaching Artist and one to two aides per group.

Do you offer any discounts on education programs?
Yes! We offer discounts for siblings who register within the same class session, School in the Park students, and Balboa Park employees. Please reach out to [email protected] prior to registration if you fall into one of these categories and would like more information.