Summer Arts Workshops

Registration Now Open!


Summer Arts Workshops 2017

Theater Arts Workshop | Performance Classes | Teen Intensives

Within the inspiring setting of Maudslay State Park, our Summer Arts Workshop is a fun-filled outdoor adventure. Here, young people have the opportunity to create art, explore nature and build lasting relationships with their peers in a safe, non-competitive environment. Our professional staff of artists and educators is dedicated to providing a positive and creative space to grow.

We offer choices for a wide range of students based on age and interest, spanning  nine weeks and two campuses abutting Maudslay State Park.  Detailed descriptions of our offerings below.

To register click here.

Workshop 5

For your five-year-old artists we offer a fun introduction to our Workshop with limited enrollment. Led by veteran Montessori instructor Kelley Knight, our youngest students will have the campus all to themselves for a week of engagement with nature, the arts and each other.
$245 for a 1-week session, June 26th- 30th. 9am-12pm


Theater Arts Workshop

(Ages 6 to 12)

Theater in the Open and Maudslay State Park provide a summer setting like no other for our annual Workshop. The program includes fundamentals in acting, music, dance, improvisation and the visual arts. A professional staff of artists and educators creates a supportive and non-competitive environment that fosters personal and artistic growth. On the final day of each session, at 1pm, family and friends are invited to Share Day to see what our students have been learning. Most importantly, it’s two weeks of pure FUN!


Four 2-week sessions are offered. Each session will be held from Monday through Friday, 9 am to 2 pm. Sessions are as follows:

Session I: July 3 – July 14 
Session II: July 17 – July 28
Session III: July 31 – August 11
Session IV: August 14 – August 25

$495 for each 2-week session. All supplies are included. Family and friends are invited to Share Day at 1 pm on the last day of each session to see what the students have been working on.


Performance Classes

(Ages 9 – 15)

Performance One:
For students ages 9-11 who are interested in more of a performance challenge, we offer our 6-week Performance Class. Participants in this class will be involved in a full-scale production, from auditions to set building to opening day. Family and friends will be invited to the performances on Friday, August 18th at 4 pm and again on Saturday, August 19th at 11 am as part of our Family Hour in the Open program.
$1325 for a 6-week session, July 3rd-28th, August 7th-18th. 9am-2pm.

Performance 1

Teen Performance:
For students age 12-14, Teen Performance is geared to those teens who would like to continue to develop their drama, improvisation  and movement skills while creating a full-scale theater production. Family and friends will be invited to a performance on Friday, July 28th at 4 pm.
$885 for a 4-week session, July 3rd-28th. 9am-2pm.

Performance 2

Teen Performance – Exploring Shakespeare:
This is a unique opportunity for students ages 12-15 to get a behind-the-scenes look at a Theater in the Open professional production. We will be staging A Midsummer Night’s Dream this summer and this 2-week Workshop will invite students to explore Shakespeare as writers, actors and visual artists. Students will have the opportunity to work with the show’s director and some cast members to learn about the process of bringing Shakespeare’s work to life.
$495 for a 2-week session, August 7th-18th. 9am-2pm.

Teen Intensives

(Ages 14 to 17)

Teen Intensive:
For students age 14–17, Teen Intensive Workshop is  a 4-week intensive process of exploration and development, tackling challenging content rooted in physical theater methods. This class focuses on process rather than product, with a brief performance on the final day of class that reflects the students’ personal growth and skill development. Family and friends will be invited to a performance on Friday, July 28th at 5 pm.
$885 for a 4-week session, July 3rd-28th. 2pm-5:30pm




(Ages 13 to 14)

For a limited number of students aged 13 and 14 who discover a passion for education early in life, we offer a chance to learn directly from our staff of artists and educators over four weeks. These students will assist at two Workshop Sessions, learning how art, dance and theater are employed to provide each young student with a positive and safe environment for creative expression. Students will spend time each day discussing pedagogy with head teachers and building relationships with younger students. To ensure a rewarding learning experience for all involved, this program has a limited enrollment and applicants will be selected by the Workshop Director.
4 weeks, July 3rd-28th. 9am-2pm.

For more information about the application process and pricing, click here.


Beforecare and Aftercare

Beforecare and Aftercare are available from 8am-9am and 2pm-5 pm for an additional fee and can be arranged on a week to week basis.


Limited scholarships are available for families who qualify. In order to help as many families as possible, Theater in the Open commonly awards partial scholarships. To request an application, please email us at and we’ll get back to you right away.

If you have any questions about scholarships or any of our programs please call us at (978) 465-2572, or e-mail us at We look forward to seeing you “in the Open” for our Summer Arts Workshop 2017!

Registration begins February 1st.

To register click here.