The camp will offer a fun-filled week of creative expression.

Wortham Center Summer Camp Program

The camp will offer a fun-filled week of creative expression.

The July 2022 program will feature arts- and theatre-based activities for elementary and middle school students.

The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce new summer day camps at its downtown Asheville facility: the Wortham Arts Summer Camps with Bright Star Touring Theatre.

Each week-long camp offers nonstop opportunities for kids to express themselves through arts-based games, activities, and field trips, with varying theatrical focuses based on age range. Campers then have the chance to shine on one of the Wortham’s professional stages at an end-of-week showcase for family and friends. Scholarships are available to attend the camps.

The summer theatre camp sessions are held in July and are offered for ages 8-13. This is the first year that the Wortham Center is hosting summer day camps—part of the Wortham’s programming expansions and made possible by additions and renovations to its space.

Each camp runs one week in length, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration for both camps is now open. Space is limited.

Wortham Arts Summer Camp is facilitated by Bright Star Touring Theatre, one of the largest professional touring theatre companies in the country. This creative performing arts camp invites students ages 12-13 to attend camp the week of July 11-15; ages 10-11 are invited to attend the week of July 18-22; and ages 8-9 during the week of July 25-29.

For younger children, the camp will be a fun-filled week of superhero-themed creative play, providing opportunities to wiggle, sing, dance, and shout their way through creative expression in arts-based games, activities, and field trips. For the older groups, students will develop their own super-characters and weave them into an original performance through a week of super adventures and drama instruction. Campers will learn life-long skills such as collaboration, communication, self-confidence, and leadership.

The cost of Wortham Arts Summer Camps is $325, with scholarships available through the Wortham’s Y.E.S. Fund. For more information on Wortham Arts Summer Camps or to register, contact the box office at (828) 257-4530 or [email protected], or visit

Proof of vaccination or lab-conducted negative Covid-19 test results are no longer required as of March 17, 2022. However, to ensure the health and wellness of patrons, artists, staff, and volunteers, masks are required at all times for all patrons and visitors regardless of vaccination status. Performance ticket holders who do not comply with this policy will not be admitted. Policies will be adjusted in response to local and national recommendations about health and safety. For full policy details and updates, visit the Covid-19 Policies and Procedures page at

The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, at 18 Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville, is a three-venue performing arts complex, encompassing the 500-seat Diana Wortham Theatre, with its exceptional acoustics and sightlines, the 100-seat Tina McGuire Theatre, and the multiuse Henry LaBrun Studio, designed for special events and workshops.

To obtain more information on the season or to purchase tickets, call the theatre’s box office at (828) 257-4530 or visit


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