Camp Showbiz

Two Week Camps in Two Locations

June 1 – August 21. 2020


More than 15,000 young people ages 3 to 17 have taken part in Camp Showbiz, San Antonio’s premiere 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 and films, sharpening acting and improvisational skills, and rehearsing show-stopping musical numbers.

Studies show that creativity is essential to a child’s development and the skills gained through engaging in 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!

Parents, please download these registration instructions to aid you in registering your child for camp.

Classes in RED take place at The Magik Theatre (Downtown)

Classes in BLUE take place at The Magik Performing Arts Center (Northside)

About Camp Showbiz

Camp Showbiz will take place June 1 – August 21, 2020 for students ages 3 – 17. Classes will be held for two week sessions, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. During their time at Camp Showbiz, students will celebrate Fun-Filled-Friday, attend a production performed by Magik’s professional actors, and work together to create an original show to be performed at the final showcase! Showcases will be held the last Friday of each session at 3:00 PM


Two Locations

The Magik Theatre

The Magik Theatre is located downtown at 420 South Alamo St. Students will enjoy daily lunch, recess, and additional classroom spaces around the beautiful Hemisfair park.

Magik Performing Arts Center

The Magik Performing Arts Center is located near I-10 and UTSA Blvd. at 5359 Casa Bella. Students will spend their days getting creative in colorful classrooms, playing on a private playground, and rehearsing on the MPAC stage.

Camp Sessions

Each camp session runs two weeks in length with the exception of the  iStation camps for students ages 3.5-5 (one week) and our Great Performance camp (four weeks). 

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

Session 1: June 1-5, 2020 and June 8-12, 2020.

Session 2: June 15-19, 2020 and June 22-26, 2020.

Session 3:  June 29 – July 3, 2020 and July 6-10, 2020.

Session 4: July 13-17, 2020 and July 20-24, 2020.

Session 5: July 27-31, 2020 and August 3-7, 2020. (MPAC ONLY)

Session 6: August 10-14, 2020 and August 17-21, 2020. (MPAC ONLY)

Daily Schedule

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

Programming for children age 3.5 to 5 will run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  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.


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 – 1:15 PM Mini Focus

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


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 sessions are staffed by our college interns and supervised by the Camp and Extended Care Coordinators. Afternoon Extended Care is not available for half day campers, and is not offered on Showcase days.

  • Morning Extended Care: $25/child per week
  • Afternoon Extended Care: $50/child per week
  • Combined AM and PM Extended Care: $65/child per week

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.

Camp Descriptions

Imagination Station | Ages 3.5 – 5

Our half-day adventures bring out the best in your child’s imaginative escapes. Little ones sharpen their social, motor, and problem-solving skills while building self-confidence through games, stories, movement activities and other creative exercises. All campers must be able to use the restroom independently, with no help. This class culminates in campers sharing a movement activity and a scene from their dramatic adventure, and displaying their original art. Imagination Station family sharing will occur in the last hour of the last camp day.

Creative Skill Building Camps | Ages 5-7 & 7-11

Acting Workshops – Using the camp session theme, campers delve deeper into drama, using books, movies, and the world around them as inspiration. They will flex their creative writing muscles to answer the question, “If all of the characters from the different worlds we explore met for a day, what would that adventure be like?” Through fun dramatic games, collaboration, and original ideas, campers will develop a new play that will make its world premiere on our stage. These camps end with a showcase or their original work on Friday afternoon.

Musical Theatre Marathon – These classes focus on the FUNdamentals.  Campers will sing, dance, and act their way through creating an original musical review over the course of two weeks. These are great for those who are new to theatre or those who want to expand their “tool box” and practice new techniques. These camps will end with a showcase on the final Friday afternoon. 

Pre-Teen and Teen Workshops | Ages 12 +

Through our intensive musical theatre and acting workshops, students will focus on honing their acting, singing, and dancing abilities.  From audition prep to intermediate and advance technique development, our pre-teens and teenage students use their session to refine their skills while receiving more in-depth training from our professional teaching artist staff. Each class ends with a showcase performance on Friday afternoon.

Great Performances: Shrek: The Musical | Ages 8+

For the most advanced learning experience, try our full length production lab. This Summer, Camp Showbiz will be mounting a junior production of Shrek: The Musical. This class is for students ages 8+. Auditions will determine student’s role in the cast. At the end of the four week rehearsal process, students will perform a full length production on The Magik Theatre stage for a public audience to attend.

Camp Tuition Rates

The camp rates include:

  • A $50 non-refundable administrative fee
  • Tuition for the length of the chosen camp
  • One camp shirt
  • Admission to a main stage or touring performance during the run of camp

Tuitions paid in full are subject to a refund up to one (1) week before the session begins (with the exception of the nonrefundable $50 administrative fee.)  Less than one week to the start of the chosen session, all tuition and deposits are non-refundable.


Full-Day Camp 

Two Week Sessions: $450 Early Bird, $475 After May 29th

Great Performances (four week): $670 Early Bird, $695 After May 29th 


Half-Day Camp

Imagination Station: $190 Early Bird Rate, $215 After May 29th 


Early Bird Discount

Camp registrations paid in full before Friday, May 29, 2020 are eligible to receive $25 off each session. Select the Early Bird Discount from the drop down menu when selecting your class to receive the discounted tuition price. 


Camp Showbiz offers a 10% call in discount on  sibling registrations for all Military personnel. (Note: these discounts cannot be combined with other discounts or special offers.) To receive this discount,  please call our Education Coordinator at (210) 227 – 2751 x. 300.