Summer Drama Camp

introduction to ccct's Summer camps

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Since 1959, Contra Costa Civic Theatre has offered on stage classes for all ages. All of the classes and camps are part of the "Live at CCCT" program.

Drama Camp (Ages 7–12):
In our full-day, two-week sessions, campers learn theatre basics, which may include improv, vocal training, make-up use and special skills such as stage combat, magic and puppetry. Campers are involved in a professionally produced video, and each session ends with a full-scale, original production. No experience is necessary and participation in the production is guaranteed. More information.

A-Camp (Ages 12-16):
This two-week Advanced Camp, for students ages 12-16, is geared for the young actor who wants to begin building skills for high school theatre and beyond. Campers come prepared with a memorized monologue (no poems or songs, please) to perform the first day. More information.

Registration Policy:
Each child may be registered for one session only of camp per summer. An exception may be made with the permission of the Camp Director for one session of Drama Camp and one session of A-Camp for a 12-year–old.

Early Bird Discount:
Through March 6, 2015, a $15 discount on fees can be applied if fees are paid in full at time of registration. Fee discounts do not apply after March 6, 2015.

A minimum deposit of $253 is required at the time of registration through April 24th. After April 24th, full payment will be required. All registrations will be considered on a first-come/first-served basis. Final payment is due by May 1, 2015.

Refund Policy:  
Full refunds less $53 processing/registration fee can be made through April 30, 2015. After April 30, 2015, a refund minus the deposit and processing/registration fee ($253) will be made only if we are able to fill your child’s slot.

Show Cancellation Policy:

In the event of an emergency or natural disaster CCCT reserves the right to cancel any performance.  Whenever possible, we will honor your ticket for a different performance.  All ticket sales are final and no refunds will be issued. 


Class Cancellation Policy:

In the event of an emergency or natural disaster CCCT reserves the right to cancel any class session.  Whenever possible, we will honor your enrollment for a different class. No refunds will be issued. 


For information regarding partial scholarships, please call the administrative office at 510.524.9012.

Our Philosophy:
We provide a broad introduction to theatre that gives every child a chance to participate. We focus on learning, cooperation and self-esteem, and we discourage competition.

Sample Calendar:

Click here to see our our sample two-week calendar.

All staff are highly trained theatre educators working in a program designed specifically for Live at CCCT. They are graduates of theatre education programs or are theatre professionals. Read about our staff.