Theater Camps

Bay Street Theater’s camps and classes are aimed at fostering students’ wide range of interests and abilities in the arts. Our variety of offerings provides students of any age between 4 and 18 with opportunities to experiment with and develop their skills in areas of theater from Puppetry to Musical Theater to Shakespeare.

The following protocols* will be in place for the safety of all staff, camp attendees, and visitors:

  • Face coverings are not required for entry to the theater, and are optional for both indoor and outdoor camps.

  • Routine cleaning and disinfecting will be conducted, especially of all performance props and shared spaces.

  • Any child that chooses to wear a mask for both indoor and outdoor camps will be fully supported by the camp staff.

*Protocols will be adjusted to reflect most current NYS and CDC guidance for outdoor camps. For the latest information, please call 631 725 0818.

If a camp is canceled due to lack of participants, registrants will be notified and reimbursed on the Friday before the Monday start date of each camp. If a registration is canceled for a camp that is confirmed to occur, no refunds will be offered. Registrants will receive notification that all payments are non-refundable at time of purchase.

For any questions, or further information about our camp offerings, contact Director of Education & Community Outreach, Allen O’Reilly, at allen@baystreet.org.

 

Upcoming Theater Camps Shows & Events

My Favorite Tales!—Weeklong Camp for Kids Ages 4-7
Category: Theater Camps July 8 through July 12

Ages 4-7 will adapt their favorite fairy tales and myths into a presentation that will be performed for friends and family on the final day of camp!

My Life: The Musical!—Weeklong Camp for Kids Ages 9-12
Category: Theater Camps July 8 through July 12

In this camp, students will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical!

Improv Squad!–Weeklong Camp for Kids Ages 9-12
Category: Theater Camps July 15 through July 19

Do you like Improv games? In this new camp, learn about what makes these Improv games so fun and how the world of Improv relates to the world of Theater!

My Life: The Musical!–Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 7-9
Category: Theater Camps July 15 through July 19

In this camp, students will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical!

Improv Squad!–Weeklong Camp for Kids Ages 7-9
Category: Theater Camps July 22 through July 26

Do you like Improv games? In this new camp, learn about what makes these Improv games so fun and how the world of Improv relates to the world of Theater!

On-Camera Intensive Ages 9-12
Category: Theater Camps July 22 through July 26

Participants will take a look at the business of auditions, on-camera acting, and the process of putting together resumes, headshots, and reels.

Ready, Steady, Shoot. Act!–Weeklong Camp For Teens Ages 13-17
Category: Theater Camps July 22 through July 26

Do you shoot videos for TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, or Snapchat, make music videos, skateboarding or surfing videos, hanging with friends’ videos? Do you vlog, shoot dramas, comedies or horror films? Then, the Ready, Steady, Shoot. Act! Workshop is for you.

Sing, Sing a Song!–Weeklong Camps for Kids Ages 4-7
Category: Theater Camps July 29 through August 2

Inspired by the ever-popular My Life: The Musical camps, this new offering will provide lower elementary students the opportunity to learn the basics of musical theater!

On-Camera Intensive Summer Camp Ages 13-17
Category: Theater Camps July 29 through August 2

Participants will take a look at the business of auditions, on-camera acting, and the process of putting together resumes, headshots, and reels.

My Favorite Tales!– Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 4-7
Category: Theater Camps August 5 through August 9

Participants will adapt their favorite fairy tales and myths into a presentation that will be performed for friends and family on the final day of camp!

My Life: The Musical!–Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 9-12
Category: Theater Camps August 5 through August 9

In this camp, students will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical!

My Life: The Musical!–Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 7-9
Category: Theater Camps August 12 through August 16

In this camp, students will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical!

Who Do I Want to Be Today?–Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 4-7
Category: Theater Camps August 12 through August 16

In this new and interactive camp for young actors; participants will work with masks, animals, creatures, and people masks) to explore the world of characterization and movement!

Creative Theater Miracles Ages 13-17
Category: Theater Camps August 19 through August 23

Creative Theater Miracles Ages 13-17

Shakespeare Mini-Mainstage!–Weeklong Camp for Kids Ages 7-9
Category: Theater Camps August 19 through August 23

In this performance class, participants will rehearse and perform an abbreviated version of a Shakespeare play!

Shakespeare Mini-Mainstage!–Weeklong Camp for Kids Ages 9-12
Category: Theater Camps August 26 through August 30

In this performance class, participants will rehearse and perform an abbreviated version of a Shakespeare play!

Scene Study for Teens with Bethany Dellapolla
Category: Education February 5 through March 25

Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm (except for 3/11, which will meet on Tuesday 3/12) This scene study class is geared toward the serious teen actor and will culminate in the performance of a staged play on The Bay Street stage on the final day of class.

On-Camera Scene and Character Study Class with Frank Cento
Category: Education February 20 through April 9

Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm. Four scenes will be chosen, two to four minutes in length from movies and plays both well-known and original. These scenes will cover all genres and the focus will be on character development and commitment to strong choices. Each scene will be rehearsed and shot as if it were an actual movie. All class members are guaranteed to be in more than one scene and these may be used as part of their professional reels.

Shakespeare Means Business! With Allen O’Reilly
Category: Education February 7 through March 27

Wednesdays 7:00pm-9:00pm. This class is geared for both actors and business professionals. Through an analysis of Shakespeare’s text, participants will gain profound insights that will engender self-confidence for the stage, the boardroom, and in their personal lives. As a wise person once said; “if you can do Shakespeare, you can do anything!” The class will culminate in a “share” for friends and family on the final day on The Bay Street Stage.

On-Camera Scene-work With Meghan Rafferty
Category: Education March 16 through April 20

Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm. Teens, ages 16 and up, and adults will be given a new scene to work on each week and will work as “partners,” as they would in real-world callback situations. In addition, the first class will be focused on “cold reading,” where students will potentially have just 20 minutes to prepare for an audition! A common phenomenon in the world of auditioning for film and television. Not only will Meghan give you invaluable feedback on your scene, but she will also give participants advice on all aspects of self-taping including set-up, recording, editing, and how to send an audition tape to casting directors that will bring you to the next level. Each participant will receive an edited copy of their best “take,” after each class.

Public Speaking – I Love it!
Category: Education April 20 at 10:00am

Being on camera or on stage can be stressful. But there are tricks to learning how to do it. With the right attitude, breathing, and concentration, you can achieve a lot. Instructor Angelika Ahrens has been presenting business news on ORF television for 20 years and has hosted major events on stage in front of thousands of viewers, heads of state and government, and royalty. ORF is one of the most important TV stations in German-speaking Europe. She has also reached the semi-finals of Dancing with the Stars in Austria - live every Friday with millions of viewers. Special yoga exercises, meditation, music therapy, breathing, and concentration techniques have helped her achieve all this. She is excited to share her knowledge, tips, and tricks in this workshop. Presenting yourself well is also extremely important for business people. Especially when it comes to social media. Angelika has a strong background in journalism and live moderation, is a qualified yoga teacher, and attended the world's first Breath Technology Congress in NY. She teaches anti-stress exercises for Wall Street firms in New York and Chicago.

The Riotous Youth! A Shakespearean Comedy Theater Camp!
Category: Education April 22 through April 26

This coming April, students ages 7 to 13 will work together to rehearse and present an abbreviated adaptation of a Shakespearean comedy!

Clown Curious Day for Kids
Category: Education April 27 at 10:00am

Everyone is funny because humor is part of being human - including you! Come discover how to be yourself and create positive humor and laughter with other kids as a clown. Clowns take the ups and downs of life and make them into fun games and stories that help the audience feel good. We’ll learn some classic clown skits, find out about red noses and wear them, and learn some of the rules of body language and comedy. You’re invited to play being a clown for a day

How to Create a Short Film (with Your Phone)!
Category: Education April 27 at 10:00am

With smart technology, we can all make movies. With smartphones and tablets, we often already have the tools we need at home. This includes filming, editing, and publishing. But only well-made videos stand out from the competition. Whether for personal or business use, for Instagram, or a job application. Now more than ever, a good video is a must. In this workshop, you will learn how to improve the quality of your videos and find out how the professionals at TV stations work.

Clown Curious Day for Adults
Category: Education April 27 at 1:00pm

Clown theater is a hilarious and deeply vulnerable art form. We take in the ups and downs of life and laugh them out. It's also personally transformative because our clown characters are based on ourselves, not on characters we invent. Come play, and learn some of the rules of humor and body language that you can then apply to further connection in any setting, personal or professional. First, we share a light body warm-up, then play simple group games that help us feel creative and related. We each don our red nose (provided) in a fun ritual. From there, we engage each other in classic physical comedy exercises, discovering more about our clown characters along the way. No performance experience is needed just an open spirit!

My Favorite Tales!—Weeklong Camp for Kids Ages 4-7
Category: Theater Camps July 8 through July 12

Ages 4-7 will adapt their favorite fairy tales and myths into a presentation that will be performed for friends and family on the final day of camp!

My Life: The Musical!—Weeklong Camp for Kids Ages 9-12
Category: Theater Camps July 8 through July 12

In this camp, students will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical!

Improv Squad!–Weeklong Camp for Kids Ages 9-12
Category: Theater Camps July 15 through July 19

Do you like Improv games? In this new camp, learn about what makes these Improv games so fun and how the world of Improv relates to the world of Theater!

My Life: The Musical!–Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 7-9
Category: Theater Camps July 15 through July 19

In this camp, students will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical!

Improv Squad!–Weeklong Camp for Kids Ages 7-9
Category: Theater Camps July 22 through July 26

Do you like Improv games? In this new camp, learn about what makes these Improv games so fun and how the world of Improv relates to the world of Theater!

On-Camera Intensive Ages 9-12
Category: Theater Camps July 22 through July 26

Participants will take a look at the business of auditions, on-camera acting, and the process of putting together resumes, headshots, and reels.

Ready, Steady, Shoot. Act!–Weeklong Camp For Teens Ages 13-17
Category: Theater Camps July 22 through July 26

Do you shoot videos for TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, or Snapchat, make music videos, skateboarding or surfing videos, hanging with friends’ videos? Do you vlog, shoot dramas, comedies or horror films? Then, the Ready, Steady, Shoot. Act! Workshop is for you.

Sing, Sing a Song!–Weeklong Camps for Kids Ages 4-7
Category: Theater Camps July 29 through August 2

Inspired by the ever-popular My Life: The Musical camps, this new offering will provide lower elementary students the opportunity to learn the basics of musical theater!

On-Camera Intensive Summer Camp Ages 13-17
Category: Theater Camps July 29 through August 2

Participants will take a look at the business of auditions, on-camera acting, and the process of putting together resumes, headshots, and reels.

My Favorite Tales!– Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 4-7
Category: Theater Camps August 5 through August 9

Participants will adapt their favorite fairy tales and myths into a presentation that will be performed for friends and family on the final day of camp!

My Life: The Musical!–Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 9-12
Category: Theater Camps August 5 through August 9

In this camp, students will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical!

My Life: The Musical!–Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 7-9
Category: Theater Camps August 12 through August 16

In this camp, students will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical!

Who Do I Want to Be Today?–Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 4-7
Category: Theater Camps August 12 through August 16

In this new and interactive camp for young actors; participants will work with masks, animals, creatures, and people masks) to explore the world of characterization and movement!

Shakespeare Mini-Mainstage!–Weeklong Camp for Kids Ages 7-9
Category: Theater Camps August 19 through August 23

In this performance class, participants will rehearse and perform an abbreviated version of a Shakespeare play!

Creative Theater Miracles Ages 13-17
Category: Theater Camps August 19 through August 23

Creative Theater Miracles Ages 13-17

Shakespeare Mini-Mainstage!–Weeklong Camp for Kids Ages 9-12
Category: Theater Camps August 26 through August 30

In this performance class, participants will rehearse and perform an abbreviated version of a Shakespeare play!