Theatre Classes & Camps – Independence Park Theatre

Theatre Summer Camp Registration is open!

Spots are still avaialble in Musical Theatre (ages 12 – 16)!

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Please note that all classes may not be available for registration, but will become available the month prior to the start date.


2021 Independence Park Theatre Camp information can be found by clicking here!

Summer camp registration begins online Saturday, March 20 at 9 a.m. for all East Baton Rouge Parish residents. Out-of-parish residents may begin registering online or during regular facility hours of operation starting Tuesday, March 30.


THEATRE CAMP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Registration:

Summer camp registration begins online Saturday, March 20 at 9 a.m. for all East Baton Rouge Parish residents. You can register for all locations through WebTrac, BREC’s online registration system, from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Payments online can be made using a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit/debit card at webtrac.brec.org. To pay by check or cash, residents can visit the site where they want to attend camp and register during regular facility hours of operation starting Monday, March 22. Out-of-parish residents may begin registering online or during regular facility hours of operation starting Tuesday, March 30.

Independence Park Theatre’s Hours of operations are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Please note, these hours may vary depending on events scheduled at the theatre.

What about the pandemic guidelines and regulations that we are under?

BREC will continue to follow all guidelines issued by the governor and may add our own guidelines when and where it is necessary for safety. This includes mask mandates. Please be aware, theatre and guidelines for performance are very different. Even in Phase III of the guidelines dancing and singing are prohibited. IPT has been working with OpenSafely and we have been granted a waiver to offer performances but with very strict guidelines. If by summer the mask mandate has been lifted for the public, we may not have that lifted for theatre. The guidelines issued by OpenSafely may differ from the general guidelines you typically see in the media. IPT will continue to work with OpenSafely to provide a camp that is as safe as possible for all campers, as well as our staff and patrons.

Is the $250.00 (in parish) fee only for one week, or is it for the entire two-week session?

The registration fee covers the entire session. Our theatre camp is a two-week session.

Will we be able to register in person on March 20th?

Registration will open online on March 20th. Independence Park Theatre will not be open for in-person registration on that day. As our camp fills up quickly, we suggest being prepared to register immediately online as our camps may be full when we open for business the following Tuesday.

Will you offer a waitlist when your sessions are full?

Yes. You can add yourself to the waitlist via online registration. Please note, we cannot add you to the waitlist at our facility. We strongly encourage you to add your children to the waitlist.

How many campers will you take in your sessions?

This summer (2021) we are only taking 25 campers. If it becomes safe for us to add additional campers we will do so through our waitlist.

What are the camp times, and do you offer before/aftercare?

Our camps times are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. With a required performance on the last Friday of camp at 6:00 pm. We do not offer before/aftercare.

Do you provide lunch or snacks?

Camper must bring a lunch and at least two snacks and something to drink each day.

On the day of the performance, do we pick them up and bring them back at 6:00 pm?

On the day of the performance, the campers will stay with us until the performance is over. They will still need to bring their lunch, snacks, and drinks but we will provide pizza for them after our final rehearsal. This typically happens between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm, depending on when our final rehearsal is done.

Is the show costumed and if so, do you provide that, or will there be additional fees?

Our shows are costumed. We will issue a costume list for the cast on the Friday of the first week of camp. We try our best to think of ways to costume the show with what you may have at home or something that can be found at a very low cost. We strongly encourage visiting thrift stores to save money on costumes if needed.

Will the performance be recorded?

Yes. The performance will be recorded, and you will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the performance. In the past, we have offered this via DVD order. Due to our ever-evolving technology, we are looking at an alternate way of distributing the performance. This may be offered as a link in which, after purchasing, you are able to download the performance yourself.