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The Magik Theatre’s Camp Showbiz

More than 13,000 young people ages 3 to 17 have taken part in Camp Showbiz, San Antonio’s  premier theatre arts summer program. At Camp Showbiz, no two sessions are alike! With guidance from our professional teaching artists, our campers take charge of their experience by learning how to collaborate together to create one-of-a-kind shows. Over the course of a session, campers will have fun growing their imaginations by developing original plays, sharpening acting and improvisational skills, and rehearsing show-stopping musical numbers.  Studies show that creativity is essential to a child’s development. The skills gained through engaging the creative process are applicable to all careers and lifestyles. Our process-based approach to theatre brings out each child’s unique talents and shows them they are capable of great things!


Click here to download Camp Showbiz 2017 Clickable PDF file with camp schedule, descriptions and links to registration pages.

Camp Information

Full Day Camp

Classes for children age 5 and up run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and are full of fun opportunities to flex creative muscles by developing original plays, exploring dramatic adventures, learning choreography from their favorite musicals, or rehearsing a full-length musical production.

Half Day Camp

Camp programming for children age 3 to 5 is available only at Magik Performing Arts Center and will run a half days, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.  These classes encourage campers to use their imaginations in new and exciting ways and help our young artists to grow their creative skills through their love of playing pretend.

Camp Schedule

Session Schedule for The Magik Theatre (Downtown) and The Magik Performing Arts Center (MPAC, near I-10 and De Zavala)
Each camp session runs one week with the exception of the Make-A-Movie camp (two weeks) and our Great Performance camp (four weeks), both held at our Downtown location. (Please note that camp will not be held the week of July 4th.)

Each weekly session culminates in a Friday 3:00 p.m. showcase for family and friends.

Session 1: June 5 - June 9
Session 2:
June 12 - June 16
Session 3:  June 19 - June 23
Session 4: June 26 - June 30
There is no camp the week of July 4th.
Session 5: July 10 - July 14
Session 6: July 17 - July 21
Session 7: July 24 - July 28
Session 8: July 31 - August 4
Session 9: August 7 - August 11
Session 10: August 14 - August 18

Daily Schedule

The typical daily schedule for a full day experience includes:
8:45 - 9:00 AM     Drop Off
9:00 - 9:30 AM     Warm-Ups
9:30 - 11:30 AM     Creative Classroom Time
11:30 - 12:30 PM     Lunch and Outdoor Recess
12:30 - 2:45 PM     Creative Classroom Time
2:45 - 3:00 PM     Snack/Reflection
3:00 - 3:15 PM     Pick Up

The typical daily schedule for a half - day experience includes:
8:45 - 9:00 AM     Drop Off
9:00 - 11:30 AM     Creative Classroom Time
11:30 - 12:00 PM     Snack/Reflection
12:00 - 12:15 PM     Pick Up

Camp Tuition Rates

The camp rates include:
  • one camp shirt,
  • a $50 non-refundable tuition deposit (due upon registration),
  • tuition for the length of the chosen camp,
  • and admission to a mainstage or touring performance.
Tuition paid in full is subject to a refund up to one (1) week before the session begins (except for the $50 deposit which is not subject to a refund). Following that time, all tuition and deposits are non-refundable.

Full Day Camp

One week sessions: $250 Early Bird, $275 After May 1st
Make-A-Movie (two weeks): $450 Early Bird, $475 After May 1st
Great Performances (four weeks): $670 Early Bird, $695 After May 1st

Half Day Camp

Imagination Station (MPAC ONLY): $190 Early Bird Rate, $215 After May 1st

Early Bird Discount

Camp registrations paid in full before May 1, 2017 are eligible to receive $25 off each session! Use the discount code EARLYBIRD2017 at checkout to receive the discounted tuition price. This discounted rate does not apply to tuition deposits made before May 1st.

Extended Care

Extended care is available from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Extended care is staffed by our college interns and supervised by the Camp and Extended Care Coordinators.
  • Afternoon Extended Care: $50/child
  • Morning Extended Care: $25/child
  • Combined AM and PM Extended Care: $65/child
If you have an unforeseen circumstances and will be running late in the afternoon, please call ahead and we will place your child in Extended Care until you arrive. Hourly care is $10 per hour per child and must be paid in cash or check upon pick-up or drop-off.

Scholarships / Financial Aid

Limited scholarship funding is available. Please click here to download and complete the 2017 Camp Showbiz Scholarship Application. Completed applications can be emailed to <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> with the subject line: CAMP SHOWBIZ SCHOLARSHIP.  The deadline to submit an application is May 1. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

The Magik Theatre has partnered with USAA to offer need-based scholarships for active military families. Limited funding is available. Please click here to download the USAA Magik Theatre Camp Scholarship Application. The deadline to submit an application is May 1, 2017. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

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