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Indiana University's Midsummer Theatre Camp is a dynamic two-week immersive theatre and drama institute designed especially for young people serious about studying theatre. Classes are taught by IU faculty, outstanding teaching assistants, and professional guest artists. Together, students and theatre professionals share the common endeavor of building an intensive ensemble.

Over the years, the Midsummer Theatre Camp has enjoyed tremendous success. We accept a limited number of dedicated students from around the country for challenging and rewarding theatrical training in design, acting, or musical theatre. Our students develop their talents while gaining exposure to one of the richest cultural landscapes in the country. Students who have completed their freshman year of high school are eligible for the camp. However, the program is most useful for juniors/rising seniors who are looking to prepare material for college and conservatory interviews and auditions.

We have three divisions from which students may choose to focus.

Acting for Stage and Screen: intensive acting training in contemporary drama and other genres of stage acting, as well as a week of camera acting technique culminating in short film/video projects. *THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR SUMMER 2022*

Musical Theatre: triple-threat training in acting, singing, and dancing, including rehearsal techniques and one-on-one voice coaching sessions. *THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR SUMMER 2022*

Design and Tech Creation: for students interested in learning about how the world of stagecraft comes alive from behind the scenes.

Midsummer Theatre Camp is open to high school students completing grades 9-12 during the current school year. 

For 2022, we will accept ONLY: 
26 students for Musical Theatre
16 students for Acting for Stage and Screen
10 students for Design and Tech Creation

Tuition is $2100. This includes a non-refundable deposit. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer official scholarships at this time. 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis after receipt of the letter of recommendation.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Program Director Ashley Chilla at

For technical questions, please check out our Help Desk for frequently asked questions.

Again, thank you for your interest. We look forward to your submission!