2019 Summer Arts Workshop

Summer Arts Workshop offers all students a positive and creative space to grow and explore. This year, we've expanded options for students based on age and area of interest. We’re offering Performance One & Teen Performance classes (four weeks) will host a Saturday "Festival of Student Work" for Performance One and Teen Performance students, and offer an extended day program to keep the adventure going until 5PM!

We also have a Summer Arts Workshop Scholarship Program, an ArtsEd program for anyone interested in youth arts education and several volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions about scholarships email us at scholarships@theaterintheopen.org. For any other program questions, please call 978-465-2572, or email us at info@theaterintheopen.org



For your five-year-old artists we offer a thoughtful introduction to our Theater Arts Workshop. Workshop 5 has limited enrollment, a shorter day and a focus on art and collaborative group games. Our youngest students will have the campus to themselves for a week of engagement with nature, art and each other.

Age Range: 5 years old only
Duration: 1 Week
Cost: $245
Dates: June 24 - June 28
Daily Schedule: 9am – 12pm



Hands-on and enriching, this outdoor summer program includes daily classes in acting, improvisation, dance and visual art. It’s two weeks of pure fun, where students are free to explore their imaginations, build communication skills and explore nature. Our professional staff of artists and educators creates a supportive and non-competitive environment that fosters both personal and artistic growth. On the final day of each session, at 1pm, family and friends are invited to Share Day to see what students have been learning.
We are happy to announce four Sessions of Workshop this summer. *Session 3 is our special "Circus Session," registration cost includes a day on the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm and a discounted ticket to Circus Smirkus!

Age Range: 6-12
Duration: 2 Weeks
Cost: $495/$505 (Session 3*)
Dates: Session 1: July 1-12; Session 2: July 15 - 26;
            Session 3: July 29 - Aug 9*; Session 4: Aug 12 - 23. 
Daily Schedule: 9am – 2pm (Early and Aftercare Available)


PERFORMANCE ONE & Teen Performance

For students interested in more of a performance challenge, we offer 4-week classes for distinct age ranges. Participants will be involved in the complete process of developing a full-scale production — from auditions, to set building, to show opening. They will also receive daily instruction in dance and visual arts. 

Family and friends of all performance students will be invited to a special "Festival of Student Work" on July 27. 

Age Range: 9-12
Duration: 4 Weeks
Daily Schedule: 9am – 2pm (Early and Aftercare Available)
Cost: $950
Dates: July 1 - 26 (Performance July 27)

Age Range: 13-16
Duration: 4 Weeks
Daily Schedule: 9am – 2pm (Early and Aftercare Available)
Cost: $950
Dates: July 1 - 26 (Performance July 27)



Exploring Shakespeare is a unique opportunity to study the foundations that must be laid when adapting Shakespeare's work to the stage. Across these two weeks, students will approach and interpret text as performance artists, visual artists and collaborative artists. This year, we are introducing "Exploring Movement," which is part physical theater, part dance and part storytelling class. Students will learn to collaborate through expressive movement while exploring classic myths and stories. 

Age Range: 12-15
Duration: 2 Weeks
Daily Schedule: 9am – 2pm (Early and Aftercare Available)
Cost: $495
Dates: July 29 - Aug 9

Age Range: 12-15
Duration: 2 Weeks
Daily Schedule: 9am – 2pm (Early and Aftercare Available)
Cost: $495
Dates: Aug 12 - Aug 23


adventures in the open, extended day program

For those who would like to enjoy our campus and Maudslay State Park for a longer day, we are introducing an Extended Day Program. This class will run in weekly blocks, every afternoon and will be led by our experienced teaching staff. They will lead students throughout Maudslay for less structured — but no less fun — adventures. Students will get extra time in the tent and also play active, cooperative games and do portable art projects. Workshop students who stay for this class should pack a second snack.  

Please note: This program does not replace our drop-in aftercare program, which will continue to be available. 

Age Range: 6-15
Duration: 1-Week Blocks
Daily Schedule: 2 – 5:00pm
Cost: $150/week
Dates: Available Weekly, July 1 - Aug 23. 



This program is designed for students who discover a passion for arts education. ArtsEd students will begin learning, in a hands-on way, how art, dance and theater can be employed to provide a positive and safe environment for creative expression and individual growth. This program also includes time spent each day discussing pedagogy with head teachers and program directors. To ensure a rewarding learning experience, this program has a limited enrollment and applicants will be selected by the Workshop Director.
For more information about the application process, click here.

Age Range: 13-14
Duration: 4 Weeks
Daily Schedule: 8am – 2:30pm
Cost: $495
Dates: July 1 - 26



Limited scholarships are available for families who qualify. In order to help as many families as possible, TITO commonly awards partial scholarships. You can download a copy of the Scholarship Application here.  For more information, or to request an application, please email us at scholarships@theaterintheopen.org.


Early/Aftercare is available mornings from 8am-9am and afternoons from 2pm-5pm for an additional fee of $12/hour. Participation can be arranged as needed on a day-to-day basis. Please note, we also have a new Adventures in the Open class that weekly meets from 2 - 5pm. This program offers more enrichment opportunities for those students who would like a longer day with their TITO friends.  

*On Share Days at the end of each session, there is no drop-in
Aftercare option.