Performing Arts Studio

SUMMER CAMPS

Discover Kaleidoscope’s lineup of Summer Camps for Summer 2021. We are pleased to offer the return of our most popular programs including our Summer Musical Theatre Intensive for ages 12-18,  Show Biz Kids Performance camp for ages 6-8, and Creativity Out Loud – a partnership with Pacific Opera Victoria!

New for 2021 – Half Day Musical Theatre Camps for ages 6-8 and 8-11, a 4 day introduction to theatre camp, and a new Shakespeare Theatre Intensive Performance Camp for Teens.

Our full or half day camps introduce young people to the creative world of theatre through games, storytelling, improvisation, and character creation. They will learn to use theatre techniques to explore creativity and individual expression. Young Artists will gain performance tools while sharing their ideas in a collaborative space. Weather permitting, students will spend some time having fun outdoors at playgrounds or parks on site or within walking distance of each camp location!

Choose from one of our three locations! Royal Oak Middle School, Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, or the centrally located Kaleidoscope Studios!

Kaleidoscope Summer programs have limited enrolment and a low instructor / student ratio of 1/8.

Join the Drama and take to the stage with Kaleidoscope!

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Summer Musical Theatre Intensive

With two weeks to rehearse and mount a production, from casting to stage and a weekend of public performances, this is an intensive musical theatre program for those with a passion to perform! Participants form meaningful bonds, share their talents, gain a wide array of fresh skills and discover new potential. This two-week program culminates in a final performance.

Kaleidoscope’s Musical Theatre Intensive is enhanced by a variety of workshops, designed to develop students’ skills in dance, voice, stage combat, acting and theatre production work. This program runs from 9:00am-4:00pm Monday through Saturday, and participants will work with Kaleidoscope’s esteemed production team of directors, designers, music directors, and choreographers, to rehearse and present a book musical with sound, lights, sets, and costumes.  Culminates in a multi-performance run of shows for friends and family. 

Dates and Time: July 19-31, 2021 / 9am-4pm
Ages: 12 yrs to 18 yrs
Location: Kaleidoscope Studios
Price: $475.00 – SOLD OUT! Accepting Registrations for Waitlist. 

*This program runs Monday through Saturday both weeks, with no sessions on Sunday. 

All registrants are accepted into the program. Auditions will take place prior to the start of camp for role assignment.

Summer Teen Shakespeare Intensive - Performance Camp

Join us for an exciting new summer theatre program exploring the plays of William Shakespeare! In this new intensive program, teen artists will work together to produce a play from Shakespeare’s canon of work. Kaleidoscope’s Teen Shakespeare Intensive is enhanced by a variety of workshops, designed to develop students’ skills in analyzing Shakespearean text, character development, movement exploration, and voice technique. This program runs from 9:00am-4:00pm Monday through Saturday for two weeks, and participants will work with Kaleidoscope’s esteemed production team of directors, designers, and educators, to rehearse and present their own unique production. Students are encouraged to get curious about the story, characters and language to help them bring the play to life. Prior experience with Shakespeare is not required, but students should be comfortable speaking alone on stage. Everyone who registers will be given a role. The ultimate summer camp experience for teens passionate about theatre. Culminates in a multi-performance run of shows for friends and family. 

Dates and Times: August 9-21, 2021 / 9am-4pm
Ages: 12 yrs to 18 yrs

Location: Kaleidoscope Studios
Price: $425.00

*This program runs Monday through Saturday both weeks, with no sessions on Sunday. 

All registrants are accepted into the program. Auditions will take place prior to the start of camp for role assignment.

Creativity Out Loud - Performance Camp

A partnership between Pacific Opera Victoria and Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People

SOLD OUT

At the heart of the opera, The Flight of the Hummingbird, is a message about the power held by each individual to participate as a change maker. The smallest animal in the forest ends up bravely inspiring others to “Do what they can!”.  If you have a young person who loves to put on their own shows for your family, perhaps writing their own lyrics or melodies, we invite them to join us in this fun-filled adventure to learn more about our environment and the importance of community. Students will enjoy an opportunity to see Pacific Opera’s production of The Flight of the Hummingbird and put their own spin on the story with the help of a local indigenous educator, an opera singer, a choreographer, a composer and a whole lot of creativity! Students will spend four days creating their own animal masks, reflecting on their own impact in their community, and writing their own personal scenes to share their thoughts and hopes for a brighter future.   

Dates and Times: August 3-6 / 9am-4pm
Ages: 10 yrs to 15 yrs
Location: Kaleidoscope Studios
Price: $250.00

Show Biz Kids - Performance Camp - EXTRA SESSION ADDED

Sing, act, and dance your week away as you rehearse a mini musical! Learn what it takes to put on a musical for your friends and family. Music, lights, choreography, and a whole lot of fun! Culminates in a final performance for friends and family to enjoy.

THREE DIFFERENT AGE GROUP OPTIONS!

Dates and Times: July 5-9, 2021 – SOLD OUT*
Ages: 6 yrs to 8 yrs
Location: Royal Oak Middle School
Price: $225.00

or

Dates and Times: July 12-16, 2021 – SOLD OUT
Ages: 9 yrs to 12 yrs
Location: Kaleidoscope Arts Centre – Downtown Victoria
Price: $225.00

or

Dates and Times: August 9-13, 2021 – SOLD OUT*
Ages: 6 yrs to 8 yrs
Location: Royal Oak Middle School
Price: $225.00

Acting Adventures Camp - EXTRA SESSION JUST ADDED

Explore the world of drama & theatre with games, improvisation, voice, and character building! All this and more in this high energy theatre camp for all skill sets. Work together to create an original play for sharing with family and friends on the final day of camp.

Dates and Times: July 26-30, 2021 / 9am-4pm – SOLD OUT*
Ages 9 yrs to 12 yrs
Location: Royal Oak Middle School
Price: $225.00

or

Dates and Times: July 19-23, 2021 – SOLD OUT*
Ages: 9 yrs to 12 yrs
Location: Royal Oak Middle School
Price: $225.00

Dates and Times: August 23-27, 2021 – JUST ADDED
Ages: 6 yrs to 8 yrs
Location: Kaleidoscope Arts Centre – Downtown Victoria
Price: $225.00

Dynamic Drama Acting Camp

Dive into the world of theatre and imagination in this energetic 4-day camp exploring songs, music, dance, and drama! A perfect introduction to the world of performing arts. 

Dates and Times: August 3-6, 2021* / 9am-4pm – SOLD OUT
Ages: 6 yrs to 8 yrs
Location: Royal Oak Middle School
Price: $180.00

*Four Days to accommodate the BC Day Long Weekend

Showtime! Musical Theatre Camp

Experience the magic and fun of musical theatre through games, exercises, and bringing to life popular musical theatre scenes and choreography. Students will learn about character development, and storytelling through music, movement, dance, and scene work as they get to explore several different roles, styles and genres of musical theatre in this energetic skills based camp. 

TWO AGE GROUPS TO CHOOSE FROM!

Dates and Times: July 12-16, 2021 / 9am-4pm – SOLD OUT
Ages 6 yrs to 8 yrs
Location: Royal Oak Middle School
Price: $225.00

or

Dates and Times: August 16-20, 2021 / 9am-4pm – SOLD OUT
Ages: 9 yrs -12 yrs
Location: Royal Oak Middle School
Price: $225.00

Registration for this program is through Saanich Commonwealth Place. Registration for this program opens May 12th. Register online or by phone at (250) 475-7600.

Camp Curtain Call - Half Day Camp

SOLD OUT

Experience the magic and fun of acting, playmaking, musical theatre and movement! Young artists will collaborate and develop their confidence as performers while exploring scenes and songs from musical theatre. Young Artists will use their new skills to put together a final performance where they are the star!

TWO AGE GROUPS TO CHOOSE FROM!

Ages: 6 yrs – 8 yrs 
Dates and Times:  August 3-6, 2021* or August 16-20, 2021 / 9am-12pm or August 23-27, 2021
Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre
Price: $128* / $160

*4 Days due to BC Day Long Weekend

or

Ages: 8 yrs – 11 yrs
Dates and Times: August 9-13, 2021 / 9am-12pm 
Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre
Price: $160

Registration for this program is through Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. Registration for this program opens May 12th. Register online or by phone at (250) 475-7121.

Acting Out - JUST ADDED

Join us for a fun-filled final week of summer camp. Jump into a high energy and well-rounded introduction to the dynamic world of theatre! Singing, dancing, acting, crafting and lots of fun theatre games. End your summer Acting Out with Kaleidoscope!

Ages: 8 yrs – 11 yrs 
Dates and Times:  August 30 – September 3 / 9am-4pm
Location: Kaleidoscope Arts Centre – Downtown Victoria
Price: $225.00