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Classes & Camps for Youth

Shirlee & Henry Fonda Theatre Academy




AGES 8 – 10 | COST: $200
MON – FRI | 9:00AM – 4:00PM | JUNE 19 – JUNE 23

Who doesn’t love a good mystery? Students enrolled in Make Your Own Mystery will write, direct, film, & star in their very own who-dun-it! Guided by our SHFTA teaching artists, actors will create a digital mystery from beginning to end. Students will also get a full behind the scenes tour of OCP! The final product will be sent out to families for viewing & to see who can solve the mystery!




AGES 5 – 7 | COST: $100
MON – FRI | 9:00AM – 12:00PM | JUNE 26 – JUNE 30

During this one-week camp, students ages 5 – 7 will use their creativity to build magical worlds and characters. Each day will feature a new craft meant to spark inspiration where students will have the freedom to let their imaginations soar! Through sharing stories, creating art, & collaborating with their peers, everyone will have a chance to shine. Students will also get a full behind the scenes tour of OCP!



The Shirlee & Henry Fonda Theatre Academy is dedicated to ensuring that all individuals have access to arts education. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out our online application. The Director of Education will respond to your application as soon as possible.

In the effort to make theatre education as accessible as possible, in addition to scholarships, we also offer multi-class & sibling discounts. These are automatically applied at checkout.


What time should I arrive?

Students may arrive up to ten minutes early for their class. Students must be dropped off in the circle drive at the front of the building. Please follow directions on the signs posted. Parents should enter the drop off & pick-up line from Cass St. Students will be greeted by teaching artists and assisted into the building. Parents should not park and get out of their vehicle.

What if a student needs to miss a class?

Please let us know in advance if a student will miss any classes so the teacher can adjust their lesson plan accordingly. Refunds cannot be made for missed classes.

May parents sit in and watch the class?

In order to help students let go of their inhibitions and develop a strong stage presence, we ask parents not to stay and watch their child in class, as it is often disruptive to the students.

What time should I pick up my child?

Parents can arrive up to ten minutes before class ends to pick up their student. The pick up/drop off point is the front circle drive in front of the building. Please enter from Cass St. & wait in the line until your child is dismissed. The Director of Education will direct students to cars. Please follow the directions on the signs. Our first priority is your child’s safety. A late penalty of $25 per each extra 10 minutes after the class end time will be imposed.

Will there be a performance at the end of classes?

All class descriptions have information about a performance. Some classes perform at the Final Showcase, others have an informal final class performance, and others do not have a performance at all. If a performance is planned, it is intended to be very informal and almost always done without lights, sets, props or costumes.



Any requests for changes or refunds must be made in writing at least one week prior to your first class or camp. A full refund will be issued minus a $5 processing fee. No refunds after this point, only credit toward tuition of a future class, camp or workshop within a year of the cancellation. No exceptions for injury or illness.

Cancellation of Class

If your class or workshop is canceled, you will have the choice of a full refund (no processing fee charge) or a credit toward a future class or workshop.

Behavior: In order to ensure students derive maximum benefit and enjoyment from the classroom experience, students who become disruptive or disrespectful will be removed from class with no refund of tuition.

Photo & Video Release

Omaha Community Playhouse often takes photographs and video during events for use in brochures and the web. By registering you agree that OCP may use any image of you or your child that might appear in photographs or video taken at OCP.