summer @ Live Arts
camps & productions

Welcome to Summer @ Live Arts!

We are excited to announce our most ambitious lineup of camps and musical productions ever. Summer @ Live Arts is when our education programs take over the building. Every room, every theater, and every studio comes alive. This year we’ve kept our most popular camps, such as Musical Theater Showcase, Comedy Camp, and Mini Camps for Wee Ones, and we’ve added even more performance opportunities…

Summer @ Live Arts now includes two full-scale productions of Broadwaymusicals performing on our main stage!  Campers ages 8-14 can join our new Live Arts Youth Theater Company in our three-week Musical Theater Production Camp: Seussical Jr., which culminates in four public performances. Older students, ages 14-20, can audition for the Live Arts Teen Theater Company’s inaugural production: Nice Work If You Can Get It. They will rehearse for six weeks and perform thirteen times.

Live Arts has been a force for performing arts education in Central Virginia for twenty-five years. Meaningful exposure to the arts increases academic performance, expands career success across all disciplines, and builds empathy skills. Take note: a high school student who has been in a play is four times less likely to tolerate racist behavior than any other student. That’s one reason Live Arts forges theater and community every day. And you can too. With the most impressive teaching faculty around and more performance opportunities than ever, we invite students to achieve goals and have fun along the way.

Join us for Summer @Live Arts!

Mike Long
Director of Education

New for the Season

Summer @ Live Arts now includes two full scale productions of Broadway Musicals!

Auditions for both the Youth Theater Company and the Teen Theater Company took place April 16th and 17th

Auditions for NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT are now closed. Space is still available for SEUSSICAL, JR. Camp by audition only. Questions about auditioning? Email education@livearts.org using ‘Auditions’ in the subject heading.

  • Live Arts Youth Theater Company (YTC) Presents...

    SEUSSICAL JR. $695

    Camp Runs: July 18-August 6
    Monday-Friday 9:30a-4:00p
    Performances August 5th-6th
    Ages 8-14
    By audition only
    Auditions took place April 16th-17th
    Limited space is still available in the Camp by scheduling an audition
    To inquire about availability and request an audition, contact education@livearts.org

    Learn More
  • Live Arts Teen Theater Company (TTC) Presents...


    Performances July 15th-31st
    Ages 14-20
    Auditions April 16th-17th
    Rehearsals begin June 1

    Learn More

Half Day Camps

Mini-Camps for Wee Ones Rising Kindergartners through Second Graders

Full Day Camps

Group 1: Rising 3rd-6th grade
Group 2: Rising 7th-12th grade


professional teaching artists

Live Arts boasts amazing local artists as a part of our teaching faculty. In recent years, Live Arts Instructors have included:

  • Ike Anderson
  • Kristin Budnikas Baltes
  • Claire Chandler
  • John Davenport
  • Julie Hamberg
  • Joel Jones
  • Matt Joslyn
  • Mike Long
  • Bree Luck
  • Kip McCharon
  • Ray Nedzel
  • Carol Pedersen
  • Marija Reiff
  • Geri Carlson Sauls
  • Mariko Schaper
  • Doug Schneider
  • Kristen Spatz
  • Mendy St. Ours
  • Denise Stewart
  • Miller Murray Susen
  • Betsy Tucker


  • Q: How do I register?
    A: Click the camp or production's title and follow the 2-step registration process. You can give Mike, our Education Director, a call at 434.977.4177 ext. 100 for help with the online registration process.

  • Q: Do you offer financial aid or scholarships?
    A: YES! Click here to fill out the need-based financial aid application.

  • Q: Am I eligible for a discount?
    A: Possibly! We offer a sibling and multiple camp 10% discount on each camp when processing two or more enrollments in a single transaction. Use discount code: MULTIPLES when checking out. NOTE: Discounts cannot be combined.

  • Q: What do I do if I’m a Friend of Live Arts?
    A: Friends of Live Arts receive a 10% discount on camps. Find out more about becoming a friend of Live Arts at livearts.org/friendsoflivearts. If you are already a Friend of Live Arts, use discount code: FRIENDS when checking out. NOTE: Discounts cannot be combined.

  • Q: My student has some specific needs (diet, physical limitations, medical conditions). Can you accommodate them?
    A: We’ll work with you to make it work, just give us a call.