Summer Programs

A Summer of Theatre at MTYP: Spark Your Imagination!

If you enjoy having fun with new friends, learning to act, and creating your own plays and movies, you’ve come to the right place. Summer Programs at MTYP are full of opportunities to use your imagination, get into character, and learn the arts of theatre, film, musical theatre, and more.

We have developed safety protocols that make it possible to offer in-person programming at our beautiful home at The Forks in downtown Winnipeg. We will also offer online options for ages 5 and up.

So join the fun! Sign up for a week, or two, or all nine!

Information about Summer Programs

Registration

Ages 3-6 can choose from online story hour workshops and on-site creative drama workshops.

Ages 7–19 can choose from online and full-day camps, from July 5–September 3.

Register online or download our registration form and send it to us.

Online registration closes at noon on the business day before camp (Friday noon for camps starting the following Monday).

Campers are asked to bring their own nut-free lunches, snacks, and drinks to get them through the day.

Financial Assistance

Concerned about the cost of a class or camp? Financial Assistance is available – it’s as simple as filling out the form and sending it in with your registration. No need to pay up front to hold your spot – if you’re applying for Financial Assistance we’ll place you in a class right away! Within one week, we’ll contact you with the results of your application.

If you’re not applying for Financial Assistance, fees are due upon registration.

Discounts

Sign up for more than one week and get $25 off the price of every additional camp or online program. 

(Does not apply to programs for children ages 3-6).

MTYP Announces a Special Partnership with Inn at The Forks:

To make room for more young people to experience theatre camp, we have arranged to have several of our camps take place at Inn at The Forks, just across the street from MTYP. Camps taking place at the Inn are indicated in the class description, and we’ll send you a confirmation so you know where to go.

Regardless of whether your camp is in the MTYP building or in the beautiful Inn at the Forks ballroom, we will provide a safe, accessible, and creatively stimulating environment so that you get the full MTYP experience.

And there’s more! Families of children and youth enrolled in Summer Theatre Camps get 10% off their bill while dining in person at Smith Restaurant in July and August. Just identify yourself by showing your camp confirmation, receipt, or our special “Smith Pass” for MTYP families. 

DRAMAVENTURES WORKSHOPS

Modelled after our popular child-and-caregiver DramaVentures class, this workshop provides an opportunity for parents or caregivers and children age 3-4 to get out of the house and have an adventure together while meeting other creative parents and kids. Participate with your child in various forms of imaginative play, songs, stories, and outdoor adventures.

AGES 3-4

DRAMAVENTURES (ON-SITE), JULY 30

Price: $35.00

10:00 am – 11:30 am (AM Workshop)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (PM Workshop)

AGES 3-4

DRAMAVENTURES (ON-SITE), AUGUST 27

Price: $35.00

10:00 am – 11:30 am (AM Workshop)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (PM Workshop)

DRAMA DISCOVERY WORKSHOPS

These half-day on-site workshops give actors ages 5 and 6 a taste of the camp experience without the pressure of a long day. These workshops include both indoor and outdoor adventures, crafts, games, acting out stories, and costume fun, wrapped in a workshop that’s long enough to be an adventure, but short enough to be just right!

AGES 5-6

DRAMA DISCOVERY (ON-SITE), JULY 26

Price: $35.00

9:30 am – 11:30 am (AM Workshop)

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (PM Workshop)

AGES 5-6

DRAMA DISCOVERY (ON-SITE), AUGUST 23

Price: $35.00

9:30 am – 11:30 am (AM Workshop)

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (PM Workshop)

STORY TIME ONLINE

These one-hour online workshops take you on an adventure of stories and imagination.

AGES 5-6

STORY TIME ONLINE, JULY 13

Price: $20.00

10:00 am – 11:00 am

AGES 5-6

STORY TIME ONLINE, AUGUST 24

Price: $20.00

10:00 am – 11:00 am

AGES 7-9 & 10-12

MUSICAL THEATRE ONLINE (Ages 7-9)

This 5-day online course combines songs, stories, and creative movement.

Online courses are designed to be delivered entirely on Zoom.

Price $60.00

Monday to Friday

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

 

MUSICAL THEATRE ONLINE (Ages 10-12)

Discover the fun of musical theatre online with new friends.

Online courses are designed to be delivered entirely on Zoom.

Price $90.00

Monday to Friday

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

Theme: TALL TALES

Do you know a born storyteller – someone who loves to tell whoppers, and pulls your leg every chance they get? In this camp you’ll discover a larger-than-life world of make-believe and exaggeration, from the boy who cried wolf, to the folklore of urban legends, to catching a fish thiiiiissssss big! You’ll spin some yarns of your own into a Tall Tale extravaganza to share with family and friends.

AGES 7-9

STORY TO STAGE (ON-SITE)

Create a play in just one week! The instructor selects a story or book related to the week’s theme and the class works together to adapt it into a performance on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Price $280.00

Monday to Friday

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

AGES 9-12

STORY TO STAGE (ON-SITE)

Create a play in just one week! The instructor selects a story or book related to the week’s theme and the class works together to adapt it into a performance on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Price $280.00

Monday to Friday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

TEENS

TA TRAINING INTERNSHIP (ON-SITE)

Are you ready to develop the skills required to be an MTYP Teaching Assistant? Learn to lead drama games, resolve conflicts, and produce plays and special events. TA’s in training will also learn MTYP’s Infections Disease protocols. Training is followed by a one-week volunteer placement in a class and assignment to a staff mentor later in the summer. Teens wishing to take this internship must submit a letter of intent and a résumé along with their registration form.

Price $195.00

Monday – Friday

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

AGES 10-12 & TEENS

WELCOME TO THE DUNGEON ONLINE (Ages 10-12)

Create a character and go on a Dungeons and Dragons-style adventure with D&D Improv star Toby Hughes.

Online courses are designed to be delivered entirely on Zoom.

Price $90.00

Monday to Friday

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

 

BROADWAY BOUND ONLINE (Ages 13-19)

Immerse yourself in this online experience of singing, acting, and dancing designed especially for Teens.

Online courses are designed to be delivered entirely on Zoom.

Price $90.00

Monday to Friday

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

Theme: HALLOWEEN IN JULY

Stories to make your skin crawl and your hair stand on end make this the spookiest week of the summer. Boils, ghouls, and spirits one and all, get ready to put on a show full of chills, thrills, tricks, and treats!

AGES 7-9

STORY TO STAGE (ON-SITE)

Create a play in just one week! The instructor selects a story or book related to the week’s theme and the class works together to adapt it into a performance on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Price $280.00

Monday to Friday

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

AGES 9-12

STORY TO STAGE (ON-SITE)

Create a play in just one week! The instructor selects a story or book related to the week’s theme and the class works together to adapt it into a performance on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Price $280.00

Monday to Friday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

TEENS

THE ULTIMATE TEEN COMEDY MOVIE (ON-SITE) 2-WEEK CAMP

Learn the techniques of writing for the screen, film design, acting for camera, and directing in two fun-filled weeks of zany hilarity. You’re about to write and produce the ultimate screen comedy with other creative teens. Let the camera roll!   

Price $560.00

Monday – Friday (for 2 weeks)

9:30am – 4:30pm

CLICK HERE to Register

AGES 7-9 & 10-12

ACTING ADVENTURES ONLINE (Ages 7-9)

Have fun online with new friends who love to get dramatic, just like you! Use theatre games and acting exercises to create characters and develop scenes and stories.

Online courses are designed to be delivered entirely on Zoom.

Price $60.00

Monday to Friday

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

 

ACTING ADVENTURES ONLINE (Ages 10-12)

Have fun online with new friends who love to get dramatic, just like you! Use theatre games and acting exercises to create characters and develop scenes and stories.

Online courses are designed to be delivered entirely on Zoom.

Price $90.00

Monday to Friday

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

Theme: MAGICAL CREATURES

Enter a universe of myth and legend where magic rules! Medusa, dragons, Bigfoot, or your own invented wild things will come together in a fantastic performance to share with family and friends.

AGES 7-9

STORY TO STAGE (ON-SITE)

Create a play in just one week! The instructor selects a story or book related to the week’s theme and the class works together to adapt it into a performance on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Price $280.00

Monday to Friday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

AGES 9-12

STORY TO STAGE (ON-SITE)

Create a play in just one week! The instructor selects a story or book related to the week’s theme and the class works together to adapt it into a performance on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Price $280.00

Monday to Friday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please note: this camp takes place at Inn at the Forks next door to MTYP from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Sign-in and pick-up will take place at the Inn. Please enter the hotel lobby and proceed up the stairs to the second floor with your child. Elevators are available.

CLICK HERE to Register

AGES 9-12

NEW! GO LIVE AT FORT WHYTE ALIVE (ON-SITE)

All the world is your stage! Spend Monday and Friday at Fort Whyte Alive, and the rest of the week at MTYP at The Forks, preparing an outdoor performance about Manitoba’s history and natural beauty. Use the week’s theme to give your play a unique twist.

We hope that limits on outdoor gatherings allow us to assemble an audience for an outdoor show at Fort Whyte Alive. If this is not possible, the end-of-week presentation will be recorded and shared on MTYP’s Vimeo site for you to share with family and friends.

Price $280.00

Monday @ Fort Whyte Alive 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ MTYP 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday @ Fort Whyte Alive 1:00 – 7:00 pm
Guests invited for open house presentation at 6:00 pm

PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS: Please plan to drop off and pick up your child from Fort Whyte Alive at 1961 McCreary Road on Monday and Friday, and from MTYP at 2 Forks Market Road on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

CLICK HERE to Register

Theme: IMPROV POWER

Are you ready to fly without the safety net of a script? Expand your ability to be spontaneous by training with a team of improvisers extraordinaire! Your skills will be put to the test as you create a performance to share with family and friends.

AGES 7-9

IMPROV POWER (ON-SITE)

Use improv games and acting exercises to get your creativity working for you, and learn to invent interesting characters and compelling drama on the spot.

Price $235.00

Tuesday to Friday

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

AGES 8-10

IMPROV POWER (ON-SITE)

Use improv games and acting exercises to get your creativity working for you, and learn to invent interesting characters and compelling drama on the spot.

Price $235.00

Tuesday to Friday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

AGES 10-12

IMPROV POWER (ON-SITE)

Use improv games and acting exercises to get your creativity working for you, and learn to invent interesting characters and compelling drama on the spot.

Price $235.00

Tuesday to Friday

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

TEENS

IMPROV & SKETCH COMEDY CAMP (ON-SITE)

Take your comedy characters from 0 to 60! Stories with a strong hook that tickle the funny bone are easy to love, but hard to write. Use improvisation to invent hilarious characters and write great sketches to share with family and friends.

Price $235.00

Tuesday to Friday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please note: this camp takes place at Inn at the Forks next door to MTYP from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Sign-in and pick-up will take place at the Inn. Please enter the hotel lobby and proceed up the stairs to the second floor with your child. Elevators are available.

CLICK HERE to Register

Theme: WIZARDS’ ACADEMY

Shake the dust out of your invisibility cloak and brush up on your wand skills: you’re in for a week of fantasy and fun! You make the magic happen with a spell-binding performance for family and friends

AGES 7-9

STORY TO STAGE (ON-SITE)

Create a play in just one week! The instructor selects a story or book related to the week’s theme and the class works together to adapt it into a performance on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Price $280.00

Monday to Friday

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

AGES 8-10

STORY TO STAGE (ON-SITE)

Create a play in just one week! The instructor selects a story or book related to the week’s theme and the class works together to adapt it into a performance on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Price $280.00

Monday to Friday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

AGES 10-12

STORY TO STAGE (ON-SITE)

Create a play in just one week! The instructor selects a story or book related to the week’s theme and the class works together to adapt it into a performance on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Price $280.00

Monday to Friday

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

TEENS

ACTING INTENSIVE (ON-SITE)

This camp is designed for teens who want to develop their acting skills in an ensemble setting. Devise a play inspired by the week’s Wizard theme, develop your character, and create a performance to share with family and friends.

Price $280.00

Monday to Friday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please note: this camp takes place at Inn at the Forks next door to MTYP from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Sign-in and pick-up will take place at the Inn. Please enter the hotel lobby and proceed up the stairs to the second floor with your child. Elevators are available.

CLICK HERE to Register

Theme: MYTHIC HEROES

Heroes who transform the world can be found in the storytelling traditions of every culture.  From the adventures of the Amazons of Greek mythology to the antics of Loki, Maui, and Coyote, stories have the power to help us see the hero inside each one of us. Discover new myths and bring your favourites to life in an epic play on the last day of camp.

AGES 7-9

STORY TO STAGE (ON-SITE)

Create a play in just one week! The instructor selects a story or book related to the week’s theme and the class works together to adapt it into a performance on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Price $280.00

Monday to Friday

8:30 am-3:30 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

AGES 9-12

STORY TO STAGE (ON-SITE)

Create a play in just one week! The instructor selects a story or book related to the week’s theme and the class works together to adapt it into a performance on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Price $280.00

Monday to Friday

9:00 am-4:00 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

TEENS

NEW! MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE STYLES (ON-SITE)

Did you know that 93% of communication is non-verbal? Discover how to use dance to tell a story on stage. Kick up your heels in a dream sequence from a Broadway Classic or perform a dance battle set in the streets of New York City. A great opportunity for serious musical theatre performers to get physical and develop their dance skills.

Price $280.00

Monday to Friday

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

Theme: IT’S ELEMENTAL

Water, Fire, Wind and Earth! What super powers could they give you? How would you use those super powers to change our world for the better? Create a play to entertain your family and friends and maybe even save the world!

AGES 7-9

NEW! THEATRE DANCE STYLES (ON-SITE)

A lot of fun for any kid who can’t stand still! Create characters through movement and learn dance breaks inspired by Broadway’s best. Discover the power of storytelling through dance.

Price $280.00

Monday to Friday

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

AGES 9-12

MOVIE MAGIC (ON-SITE)

Learn the “ins” and “outs” of how motion pictures get made, and make an original movie with your class.

Price $295.00

Monday to Friday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

TEENS

NEW! GO LIVE AT FORT WHYTE ALIVE (ON-SITE)

All the world is your stage! Spend Monday and Friday at Fort Whyte Alive, and the rest of the week at MTYP at The Forks, preparing an outdoor performance about Manitoba’s history and natural beauty. Use the week’s theme to give your play a unique twist.

We hope that limits on outdoor gatherings allow us to assemble an audience for an outdoor show at Fort Whyte Alive. If this is not possible, the end-of-week presentation will be recorded and shared on MTYP’s Vimeo site for you to share with family and friends.

Fort Whyte Alive for Teens

Monday @ Fort Whyte Alive 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ MTYP 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Friday @ Fort Whyte Alive 1:00 – 7:00 pm. Guests invited for open house presentation at 6:00 pm

Price $280.00

PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS: Please plan to drop off and pick up your child from Fort Whyte Alive at 1961 McCreary Road on Monday and Friday, and from MTYP at 2 Forks Market Road on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

CLICK HERE to Register

Theme: WORLD OF WONDERS

Travel the globe in search of stories and adventures, and celebrate our diverse and wonderful world. Share your theatrical adventure with a performance for family and friends.

AGES 7-9

MOVIE MAGIC (ON-SITE)

Learn the “ins” and “outs” of how motion pictures get made, and make an original movie with your class.

Price $295.00

Monday to Friday

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

AGES 9-12

NEW! THEATRE DANCE STYLES (ON-SITE)

Wow your family and friends with your toe tapping talents! This new course is a great way for musical theatre performers to discover the power of storytelling through dance.

Price $280.00

Monday to Friday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

TEENS

SHAKESPEARE INTENSIVE (ON-SITE)

Shakespeare’s plays are full of passion, drama, death, and laughter. From staging dramatic death scenes to wrestling with iambic pentameter, learning to act Shakespeare is hard work and pure fun. Work towards a presentation of scenes from one of the bard’s enduring classic plays.

Price $280.00

Monday to Friday

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

AGES 7-9 & 10-12

MUSICAL THEATRE ONLINE (Ages 7-9)

Price $60

Monday – Friday

1:00 – 2:00 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

 

ACTING ADVENTURES ONLINE (Ages 10-12)

Price $90

Monday to Friday

2:30 – 4:00 pm

CLICK HERE to Register

Filming Fridays – Drama Goes Digital!

This Summer we are excited to return to the practice of rehearsing a play for performance on the last day of camp. Working toward a performance turns a week at camp into a creative adventure. The best way to celebrate our work together and the discoveries we have made is to share it with others. 

However, because the risk of exposure to COVID-19 prevents us from hosting indoor performances, each camp group will film their play and share it on Vimeo the following week. Caregivers of each camper will be asked for permission to record and share weekly performances. Each video will be posted for a limited time and protected by its own unique password. 

A Note about Musical Theatre

If you love Musical Theatre, MTYP is the place for you! New this summer, we offer Theatre Dance Styles – our first camp to focus on dance. This new program is open to campers age 7-19 and will take place in our spacious rehearsal hall at MTYP.

If singing is what makes your heart soar, join us on Zoom for one of our Musical Theatre online courses. You’ll develop your triple threat skills through acting games and scenes, singing, and fun choreography you can do at home!

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