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Florida Rep Education

Florida Rep’s Education programs have grown exponentially in the past few seasons, and reach upwards of 35,000 young people and families each year. The department continues to educate, excite, and enlighten Southwest Florida audiences as our popular programs thrive and new ones take shape. The five programs that act as pillars of Florida Rep’s Educational Programming are: The Theatre for Young Audience SeriesCamp Florida RepConservatory ProductionsClasses for Youth & Adults, and an In-School Residency Programming. Together these programs fulfill our mission by bringing theatre into schools in order to create a spark in students whether it be by seeing a performance or creating a connection to curriculum through arts integration, giving children and teens with more advanced-level interest an outlet for their creativity, and creating a community that creates dialogue with youth and adults with access to high-quality theatre.


Florida Rep’s Education Department is dedicated to enriching the lives of our young people and families throughout Southwest Florida with exceptional theatre experiences; Nurturing an appreciation for theatre in our students, audience, and community; Educating and engaging young people, new artists, and adults with the high standards of performing arts training including classes, internships, and volunteer opportunities; advocating for the arts and making them accessible to all; creating lasting relationships with community partners and artists; investing new efforts to expand and improve upon existing programming; inspiring greatness in a future generation of artists and art patrons.

Florida Rep’s Educations

Summer Intensive

Florida Rep offers two-week musical intensive camps each summer for students ages 9 – 18. Each session centers around a Broadway Jr. title and are open to all skill levels. The camps run Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM, and culminate with two public performances on the Historic Arcade Stage.

Anastasia Youth Edition (Ages 11 – 18) Register here

July 8-12th, 15-19th, performances on July 18th and 19th

Her past is a mystery. Her future is an adventure. Anastasia: The Musical is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you’re meant to be. This 60-minute adaptation of the Broadway hit is specially tailored for young actors.

From Tony winners Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, creators of such Broadway classics as Ragtime and Once On This Island, this dazzling show transports its audience from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.



Lion King Jr. (Ages 9 -18)

July 22nd-26th, 29th – August 2nd, performances on August 1st and 2nd

Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world.  It is a story about identity, family, and responsibility that is enjoyed worldwide by people of all ages.  With this one-of-a-kind musical, students will bring the African savanna to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.



Camp Mini Stars (Ages 6-8)

July 1st-3rd, 5th, performance on July 5th

Back by popular demand – Camp Mini Stars is Back! This one week fun- filled camp is a relaxed, safe environment, where younger children can play and explore through music, creative movement, theatre games and arts and craft projects that will spark their imagination.   The week’s theme will be centered around the popular Disney musical “The Lion King Jr.”. 

The last day of camp will culminate in a brief final showcase for family and friends to enjoy! 




Education programs have grown exponentially in the past few seasons, and reach upwards of 35,000 young people and families each year

 The department continues to educate, excite, and enlighten Southwest Florida audiences as our popular programs thrive and new ones take shape.