Escape the cold this December and join us for theatrical adventures in our Winter Break Camps! We offer jam-packed days of creative drama, acting, dance, visual art, and specialty classes.

Registration opens November 7!


(AGES 3.5-5)

What will we find in our Magic Suitcase this winter? Take a look inside for curious clues as to where we’re off to today! During our three-hour mini-camp, students will explore stories that coordinate with the destination revealed by the Magic Suitcase each day. Students will create characters and bring stories to life through dramatic play, music, movement, visual art, and the use of simple props and costumes.

Thursday, December 27, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Friday, December 28, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



Campers spend each day immersed in a popular storybook and then explore that story through movement, visual art, and creative drama, while working on some introductory performance skills along the way. Friday’s camp day offers the additional perk of seeing our professional production of Cinderella in the Lerner Family Theatre!

*Friday’s Story Explorers camp will be for grades K-1.

Thursday, December 27, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, December 28, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.**

(**Students will attend a performance of Cinderella!)


(GRADES 3-5)*

The camp day is broken up into several sections that span a variety of theatrical topics. Past sessions have included Acting, Production, Improvisation, Stage Combat, Directing, Musical Theatre, Dialects, and Acting for the Camera. Session topics vary from day to day.  Friday’s camp day offers the additional perk of seeing our professional production of Cinderella in the Lerner Family Theatre!

*Friday’s Theatre Sampler camp will be for grades 2-4.

Thursday, December 27, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, December 28, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.**

(**Students will attend a performance of Cinderella!)


(GRADES 6-12)

Please note that there is no space for additional participants at this point. Stay tuned for next year’s 6th Annual Play Off competition! 

Based on popular 24-hour play festivals around the country, Imagination Stage is excited to host the Play Off competition! Participants register in teams (get a group of friends or classmates together!) or as individuals (we will match you with other solo artists!) and work towards producing a 10-minute play—all within 24 hours. Teams are provided mentorship by Imagination Stage staff, access to props and costumes from Imagination Stage’s collection, and will perform in The Reeve Studio Theatre for a panel of judges comprised of theatre professionals from the DC community. Friends and family are invited to attend the performance at 7:30pm.


The Play-Off has been rescheduled to Monday, January 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Contact Nikki Kaplan at [email protected] with questions or for additional Play Off information.

Monday, January 21, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.



After Care consists of supervised free time. Imagination Stage provides board games, cards, basic arts and crafts materials, and may show a movie musical or Disney movie. The teaching artist in charge can also lead games based on student interest. After Care is designed to be a period of unstructured, child-driven play, to allow students time to decompress at the end of the day. Students may also bring a book to read or use electronic devices at this time, if desired.



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Our building, theatres, and classrooms are designed to be accessible. 


Accessible parking is available in the Public Parking garage adjacent to the theatre (metered M–F). There is an automatic door at our main entrance on Auburn Avenue and accessible restrooms and water fountains are available.