Camp Center Stage 

Camp Center Stage is a two-week day camp for students in grades 1-12. Young people who participate will build creative confidence and self-awareness through intensive explorations of theater.

Students will get the opportunity to play, express themselves, and get artistic instruction from a team of highly-trained professional teaching artists. Each two-week session culminates in a fun presentation of student work for family and friends inside one of Center Stage's newly renovated theaters.

Classes include acting, dance, circus arts, and theater production. 

2017 Camp Dates:

  • Session One (Grades 1–6): June 26–July 7
  • Session Two (Grades 1–6): July 10–21
  • Session Three (Grades 7–12): July 24–August 4

Registration opens on Friday, February 3. If you have questions, please contact

All sessions held at Center Stage at 700 North Calvert Street.

Many teaching artists have worked with Camp Center Stage in years past. Here are the biographies of just some of these brilliant minds:

Maria Broom may be known as an actress for her recurring roles in HBO’s The Wire and The Corner, but she is also a storyteller and dancer with more than forty years of performance experience. A native Baltimorean, Maria has received many awards and honors including the Eubie Blake Award, the Sarah’s Circle Award, the 2004 Governor’s Arts Award for Individual Artist, and Artist of the Year by Young Audiences of Maryland, Inc in 2007.

The Jokesters. Steve Bauer and Marianne Wittelsberger are professionally trained in the fine arts of Mime, Clowning, Magic, Makeup and Costume Design. The Jokesters have been performing for audiences all over the United States with their Live Show since 1983, including 8 Command Performances at the White House for Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton and a Royal Command Performance for the King of Saudi Arabia.

CJay Philip made her Broadway debut in Big: The Musical (based on the Tom Hanks film) and was in the Broadway productions of Street Corner Symphony and Hairspray. CJay is currently the artistic director of Dance & Bmore, a Baltimore based contemporary dance company that serves children by engaging entire families through dance.

D. Wambui Richardson (Encounter, Young Playwrights Festival resident, Camp Center Stage) is a former Center Stage intern now professional artist, directing at every level from academic theater to works off-Broadway. Wambui is currently the artist-in-residence for Coppin State University, and is an alumnus of Dillard University, The New York Film Academy, Brooklyn College and the prestigious Drama League.

Kristina Szilagyi Education Coordinator, earned a BA in Theatre Studies and Comparative Literature from Wellesley College and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Locally, she has worked with Single Carrot Theater, Variations Project, and the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory. Kristina served as a member of the Board of Directors for Boston-based GAN-e-meed Theatre Project, where she focused on creating opportunities for playwrights. Her work as a playwright and educator has continued as a guest artist at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

If you have a specific question, please contact