Summer Camps


Summer Camps at the Paramount encourage young people to explore acting, singing, dancing, creative writing, production design, songwriting and performance. Every camp ends with a performance on the historic Paramount or State Theatre stage! We offer scholarships, as well as early care and after care at full day camps.

2024 Summer Camp Schedule will be announced in mid-December.

For rising 1st–10th graders

Camp Paramount

Two Weeks with Full Days
Monday–Friday, 9am to 4pm

Make lifelong memories performing on the Paramount stage! 6 sessions to choose from at locations across Austin! In this fun and fast-paced 2-week musical theatre camp, campers will perform Broadway style musical numbers and iconic pop hits on the historic Paramount Stage! Campers will not only be preparing for their dynamic final performance, but they will also receive training in voice, acting, dance, and production from professionally trained theatre artists. All sessions are different and unique – join us for multiple sessions!

For rising 3rd–8th graders

Camp Story Wranglers

Two Weeks with Full Days
Monday–Friday, 9am to 4pm

Inspired by our hugely popular in-school Paramount Story Wranglers program, campers will explore story-writing, songwriting, costume and prop design, as well as acting, to create a new, thrilling, hilarious, weird, poignant, SNL-style, you-name-it production. This camp will not only challenge campers to be creative writers, but will challenge them to bring their stories to life! The State Theatre is turned over to our campers on Friday night for their musical-sketch comedy production.

For rising 7th–12th graders

Summer Songwriting Workshop

Two Weeks with Half Days
Monday – Friday, 1pm to 5pm

Our Songwriting Workshop returns by popular demand! Calling all aspiring musicians, lyricists, and students that want to learn more about songwriting. The Paramount and State Theatres are known for hosting legendary songwriters from around the world — our 2-week workshop fosters the next generation, culminating in a showcase at the historic Paramount Theatre. Prior musical experience or playing an instrument is a plus, but not required.

Students will learn the basics of songwriting and explore different genres of popular music, led by Akina Adderley, vocalist, songwriter, educator, and Austin Music Award nominee. Featuring another all-star roster of guest musicians including SaulPaul, the three-time Grammy nominated musician with a message; Patricia Vonne, three-time Austin Music Award winner hailed as a “Renaissance woman of Austin, Texas” by the New York Times; and Carrie Rodriguez, a composer, singer, and violinist, who’s last full-length solo recording, Lola, was included in NPR’s best albums list.

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“She had such a wonderful time and has developed so much because of your program. Every day she would tell me about what they worked on and what she needed to practice. Every day she jumped out of bed and could not wait to get there. We literally could not drop her off soon enough.”

– Camp Paramount Parent