Theatre provides an opportunity for lifelong learning! 

No matter your level of expertise, there is always something to new to learn.


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Theatre is more than a form of entertainment; it is a tool to enrich the lives of the participants as well as the patrons experiencing the show.  Performing, creating, and appreciating theatre brings richness and meaning to our heritage and culture. 

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Join us to expand your theatrical knowledge! 

We offer a variety of hands-on learning opportunities at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center as well as at Theatre in the Park for ALL AGES.  The courses are designed for anyone interested in diving deeper into the world of Theatre.  We offer courses in four different areas:

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Courses will focus on improving on-stage skills including auditions, callbacks, expanding your theatrical knowledge, etc…

Theatre is about more than what happens onstage.  Courses will focus on what happens behind the scenes to make a show happen: stage management, scenic design/construction, lighting, sound, etc…

Participants interested in going into theatre as a profession will have an opportunity to examine theatre from a wholistic perspective: contracts, roles in the main office, budgeting, etc…

Study guides and resources for educators and home school groups to accompany many of our shows tied to the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards.

Camps leveled by age and/or ability level to provide students with hands on experiences they can take back to their school’s stage.


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Upcoming Course Offerings


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Camp Registration now available on the JCPRD website
***Don't forget you will need to create a JCPRD login to ActiveNet to register for classes!***

TIP Mainstage: Introduction to Technical Theatre (Ages 12-16)
In this two-week long camp, Technical Theatre participants will get hands on set building experience, learn about scene shop safety, programming and hanging of lights, sound mixing and creating, and scenic construction and painting techniques. This camp is PERFECT for anyone interested in creating theatre magic backstage! (10-7 hour sessions week of June 14) ActiveNet Activity #8764 OR (10-7 hour sessions week of July 12) ActiveNet Activity #8765

TIP Mainstage: Advanced Technical Theatre (Ages 16-18)
This camp will be held at the Theatre in the Park outdoor scene shop where we will be busy working on the current show and participants will have the opportunity to interact with the TIP scenic crews. Part of the camp will include participants creating a scenic element for the upcoming production.  This camp will include working outdoors when weather permits.  In addition to scenic experience, participants will be introduced to other technical elements such as lighting, sound, hair and makeup, costumes, and props.  Participants will receive four comp tickets to see the current production on the outdoor Theatre in the Park stage! (5-7 hour sessions week of June 28) ActiveNet Activity #8760 OR (5-7 hour sessions week of July 26) ActiveNet Activity #8762