Inspire Imagination; Encourage Compassion; Connect the Community 

Children & Youth Classes

At PVTC, we believe that theatre does remarkable things for each individual. We are committed to helping every student realize their full creative potential. We celebrate diversity and offer classes to all students without exception. To that end, we have three levels of acting classes for children and youth, as well as classes in musical theatre, technical theatre, writing classes, and sometimes even adult workshops!


PVTC’s summer camps inspire creativity, create connections, and spark lifelong passion for the arts. Campers immerse themselves in acting and theatre design in a supportive, fun, challenging environment. We will explore memorable characters, brilliant costumes, super fun art projects, and, of course, lots of laughter and friendships . Through our nine summer camps, we will create original shows, dive into scripts that are written to be fun and safe for our time, and hone our performance skills. There are high school internship opportunities throughout the summer, too!


The show WILL GO ON - WITH IN-PERSON OPPORTUNITIES! PVTC is thrilled to be able to offer in-person opportunities for every camper and intern this year. Our COVID-safe plan has been approved by our COVID task-force, as well as the Valley Presbyterian Church COVID task force and we are moving forward!!!


Join our dedicated team of staff members, interns, and fellow students to push the boundaries of what theatre can be in 2021.


Classes start the week of April 12th and run for 7 weeks​

Classes end the week of May 24th

This spring, PVTC is pleased to offer a selection of both in-person and online courses to serve as many students as possible.


In-person classes will be held at our home on the campus of Valley Presbyterian Church at 945 Portola Road in Portola Valley. Classes will be held outdoors and all students and instructors are required to be masked and socially distanced during class. PVTC teachers will be vaccinated against COVID-19 at the start of our spring term and they are eager to work with students in person once again!


Online classes will be held on a secure Zoom link and will allow students to engage in creative theatre from the safety of their own homes.

Learn more about our summer 2021  camp program below:

This video features in-person moments from 2018 & 2019 PVTC summer camps as well as footage from our Zoom 2020 camps 
Video Editing: Brooke Johansen of Friendship Lane Productions
Sound: Bensound (

Refund Policies 


  • Tuition - A payment is due at the time of registration. Students who have not paid by the first class will not be admitted into the classroom. (physical or virtual). Tuition can be processed by credit card, check, or cash. 

  • Refunds$25 is non-refundable after enrollment and there are no refunds after the first day of class. 

  • Late Registration - If you would like to register after the first day of a class, you may do so up until the second class meeting. After the second class meeting, we may not be able add additional students as the script has already been developed, casting has taken place, etc. We do not pro-rate classes that are added late.

  • Trial Class -  We understand that some of our younger artists may be hesitant about trying a theatre class. If you have a young student and wish to test a class, please feel free to call the theatre office at (650) 530-2428 to make arrangements for a trial class before formally registering online.


PVTC offers a limited amount of need-based scholarships for our after school classes and camps. Families can apply for a scholarship HERE. Questions? Please email ​​ for more information.


PVTC recognizes that families may be cautious to sign up for summer programming given the unknowns of the times. Some families may be comfortable only with an online camp experience while others may want to participate only in-person. In an effort to be flexible with families’ needs, PVTC has updated our refund policy for 2021 as follows:​​

  • If you plan to participate in camp no matter what, you can pay in full or choose a payment plan at the time of registration.

  • If you are waiting to learn which platform PVTC will be using for camp this year, the process is as follows:

    • A $100 non-refundable deposit holds your place in camp at the time of registration.

    • On April 23rd 2021 PVTC will announce the location of camps (online, in-person, or hybrid).

    • By April 30th families will need to state their intent to participate in camp. 

    • On April 30th 50% of tuition payment is due. 

    • On May 28th the remaining tuition balance is due. 

    • Families needing a more flexible payment plan please contact, We are happy to work with you!


    • $100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. 

    • 25% of of tuition is non-refundable after April 30th.

    • 50% of tuition is non-refundable after May 14th.

    • No refunds will be offered after May 28th.