Classes & Camps – Independence Park Theatre

2024 Summer Performance Camps


Musical Theatre Camp for Kids (No availability–camp is full!) — SPACE PIRATES!

Pirates! Aliens! Space Travel! Space Pirates tells the story of Gabby, a kid who gets picked on during a school trip to the museum. Everything quickly changes when an alien spaceship accidentally beams Gabby and her classmates up to outer space. Things go from bad to worse when the alien spaceship is suddenly attacked by SPACE PIRATES! It’s only after this whirlwind space adventure that Gabby becomes comfortable in her own skin, and her classmates appreciate her for who she is.

Our cast of campers have the exciting opportunity to produce a full-scaled musical in just three weeks! In this special program, campers learn theatre skills and gain acting experience through hands-on participation in the pro­duction process. Each session will lead its participants through auditioning, choreography, staging, costuming, and vocal rehearsals all leading up to the opening night of their BIG SHOW! Parents, family, and friends are invited to come enjoy the show on the last day of camp. On with the show!

Location: Independence Park Theatre–7800 Independence Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA, 70806

Monday+Tuesday+Wednesday+Thursday+Friday

June 3 – June 21
The performance is June 21, 2024, at 6:00 pm

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5p.m.

Ages: 7 – 11

$375/camper In-Parish
$450/camper Out of Parish


Musical Theatre Camp for Teens (No availability–camp is full!) — Disney’s NEWSIES, JR.

When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys’ expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what’s right.

Our cast of campers have the exciting opportunity to produce a full-scaled musical in just three weeks! In this special program, campers learn theatre skills and gain acting experience through hands-on participation in the pro­duction process. Each session will lead its participants through auditioning, choreography, staging, costuming, and vocal rehearsals all leading up to the opening night of their BIG SHOW! Parents, family, and friends are invited to come enjoy the show on the last day of camp. On with the show!

Location: Independence Park Theatre–7800 Independence Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA, 70806

Monday+Tuesday+Wednesday+Thursday+Friday


June 24 –July 12 (There will be no camp on Independence Day-July 4th.)
The performance is July 12, 2023, at 6:00 pm

8:00 a.m. – 5p.m.

Ages 12 – 16

$375/camper In-Parish
$450/camper Out of Parish


Youth Film Camp (Session I) (No availability–camp is full!)

This youth camp is structured to help introduce kids to the essentials of filmmaking while creating a fun and supportive environment in which they can pursue their passion. These campers will undergo trainings from industry leaders and produce quality work. Each presentation will be submitted to our inaugural INDY Film Festival on July 13th. Our camps challenge young people to bring a story to life with moving images.

No prior experience is required — only enthusiasm.

Location: Independence Event Center–7751 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA, 70806

Monday+Tuesday+Wednesday+Thursday+Friday

June 3 – June 21
INDY Film Festival (Film Presentation) is at Independence Park Theatre & Cultural Center on July 13th, at 10:00am

8:00 a.m. – 5p.m.

Ages 9 – 16

$375/camper In-Parish
$450/camper Out of Parish


Youth Film Camp (Session II)

This youth camp is structured to help introduce kids to the essentials of filmmaking while creating a fun and supportive environment in which they can pursue their passion. These campers will undergo trainings from industry leaders and produce quality work. Each presentation will be submitted to our inaugural INDY Film Festival on July 13th. Our camps challenge young people to bring a story to life with moving images.

No prior experience is required — only enthusiasm.

Location: Independence Event Center–7751 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA, 70806

Monday+Tuesday+Wednesday+Thursday+Friday

June 24 – July 12 (There will be no camp on Independence Day-July 4th.)
INDY Film Festival (Film presentation)is at Independence Park Theatre & Cultural Center on July 13th, at 10:00am

8:00 a.m. – 5p.m.

Ages 9 – 16

$375/camper In-Parish
$450/camper Out of Parish


Imagination Station

Let your imagination run wild! Combine the art forms of dance, visual art, poetry, acting, music, and design to make something new every day! Come ready to focus your creativity and create new art every day!

Location: Independence Park Theatre–7800 Independence Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA, 70806

Monday+Tuesday+Wednesday+Thursday+Friday


July 15 – July 26
8:00a.m. – 5p.m.

Ages 7 – 11
$250/camper In-Parish
$300/camper Out of Parish