Photo courtesy of Kids on Stage
Photo courtesy of Kids on Stage

Musical Theater and Performing Arts Summer Camps in LA and OC

Has your LA kid caught the acting bug? Does he or she love to sing and dance? Musical theater camps and acting camps can provide the outlet, with instruction, rehearsals, and a final performance or recital. Most performing arts camps around Los Angeles and Orange County offer a specific show each session, so you can pick your week based on the show or theme that mosts interests your young thespian.

Each of these LA summer camps offers something unique—it might be location, depth of offerings, small camp sizes, or after-hours care. And if your child is not interested in performing, maybe a movie or animation camp would be ideal. Whatever your camper's interests, you're sure to find fresh ideas in our Summer Camps Guide.

Note that summer camp information for the 2021 season is changing daily. Please click the links to the individual camps below for details on which programs are being offered this year. Some photos in this post were taken prior to the pandemic.

Whale of a Day
Point Vicente Interpretive Center - 10:00 AM Pick
Concerts in Your Car: Ziggy Marley
Ventura County Fairgrounds - 5:00 PM Pick
Open: Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Gardens
Natural History Museum - various times Pick
Farm Visits at Gilchrist Farm
Gilchrist Farm - 9:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides