Our Summer education programs are open for registration! Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University provides a dynamic and exciting drama curriculum for young actors that teach drama skills while connecting those skills to your child’s overall development. WFT@BU offers summer classes for students entering kindergarten through high school in the fall of 2019.

Beforecare, from 8am to 9am, is available for an additional $50/week.

Aftercare, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm is available for an additional $75/week.

Tuition Assistance Available

Interested in taking a class but need tuition assistance? Call a member of our education team at 617-353-2994 to learn more about our sliding scale of scholarships. Wheelock Family Theatre has never turned anyone away for an inability to pay tuition.

All Summer Classes

Grades K to 1

Week of August 19

Under the Big Top

Come one, Come all to the Greatest Show on Earth! We will bring our summer to a rousing finish with a week-long exploration of the theatrical world of the circus. Professional Boston area Circus artists will lead classes each day in circus skills such as clowning, juggling, tumbling, spinning plates, hula hoops, acrobatics, Chinese yo-yo and more! In addition, Wheelock Family Theatre teaching artists will lead classes in physical comedy, musical theatre and movement.
All together, making for a three-ring circus of an experience!
Families are invited to join us under the big top at 2:00 p.m.on the last afternoon for a sharing of the week’s learning as we celebrate the end of another fun-filled summer at Wheelock Family Theatre!

Tuition: $450
Monday, August 19 - August 23, 20199:00am to 3:30pm

Week of September 21

Story Explorers

Inspired by favorite children’s books, Story Explorers embark on a new adventure each session! Through creative movement, imagination, and hands-on art activities, students dive into the world of each story and set sail on this interactive theatre experience specially designed for our youngest students. At the last class, family and friends are invited as students share some highlights of their imaginative journey. We recommend students take this class more than once, to continue developing their skills of imagination and creative play!

Tuition: $500
Fall Saturdays, September 21 - November 23, 20199:30am to 11:00am
Winter Saturdays, January 25 - April 11, 2020 (No Classes Feb 15 & 22)9:30am to 11:00am

Week of February 17

Movie Musicals Come to Life: Frozen, Moana, Mulan & More!

From the frozen tundra of Arendelle to the Polynesian beaches, and beyond the great wall of China, students will bring to life their favorite movie musical characters (Elsa, Olaf, Moana, Maui, Mulan & more) through acting, singing, and dancing! Friends and families are invited to join us on the final day of the program at 11:30am for a final demonstration.

Tuition: $450
Monday, February 17 through Friday, February 21, 20209:00am to 3:30pm

Week of March 16

March Madness "Variety Hour

From the golden age of vaudevile to late night television, variety shows have been a popular form of entertainment for decades. Over the course of a week students will work together to create original variety acts in Wheelock Familly Theatre's first ever "March Madness: Variety Hour". The beginning of the week will consist of skill building classes in song & dance, sketch comedy, and circus arts. Students spend the second half of the week in teams developing original performance pieces to share with friends and family. A final demonstration of our variety hour will be held at 2:00pm on the final day of the program. *This program is open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Students will be divided into four groups based on their age/grade level*

Tuition: $450
Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20, 20209:00am to 3:30pm

Week of April 20

Grades PreK-K: Characters Take the Stage: Small Characters accomplishing Big Things

A fun and physical introduction to the fundamental building blocks of drama (body, voice, mind, and imagination). During the week students will explore stories through movement exercises, story reenactments, theatre games, improvisation, role-playing, music, dance, and visual arts. At the last class, family and friends are invited to join the class for a final demonstration at 11:30am on the final day of the program.

Tuition: $450
Monday, April 20 through Friday, April 24, 20209:00am to 3:30pm
Grades 1 to 3

Week of August 19

Under the Big Top

Come one, Come all to the Greatest Show on Earth! We will bring our summer to a rousing finish with a week-long exploration of the theatrical world of the circus. Professional Boston area Circus artists will lead classes each day in circus skills such as clowning, juggling, tumbling, spinning plates, hula hoops, acrobatics, Chinese yo-yo and more! In addition, Wheelock Family Theatre teaching artists will lead classes in physical comedy, musical theatre and movement.
All together, making for a three-ring circus of an experience!
Families are invited to join us under the big top at 2:00 p.m.on the last afternoon for a sharing of the week’s learning as we celebrate the end of another fun-filled summer at Wheelock Family Theatre!

Tuition: $450
Monday, August 19 - August 23, 20199:00am to 3:30pm
Grades 4 to 6

Week of August 19

Under the Big Top

Come one, Come all to the Greatest Show on Earth! We will bring our summer to a rousing finish with a week-long exploration of the theatrical world of the circus. Professional Boston area Circus artists will lead classes each day in circus skills such as clowning, juggling, tumbling, spinning plates, hula hoops, acrobatics, Chinese yo-yo and more! In addition, Wheelock Family Theatre teaching artists will lead classes in physical comedy, musical theatre and movement.
All together, making for a three-ring circus of an experience!
Families are invited to join us under the big top at 2:00 p.m.on the last afternoon for a sharing of the week’s learning as we celebrate the end of another fun-filled summer at Wheelock Family Theatre!

Tuition: $450
Monday, August 19 - August 23, 20199:00am to 3:30pm
Grades 6 to 8

Week of July 15

Grades PreK-K: Musical Theatre: Movie Musicals

An action-packed, one-week journey through scenes, song and dance numbers from the big screen’s contemporary and classical movie musicals. With an emphasis on developing strong ensemble skills, this class engages all three of the student’s musical theatre skills: acting, singing, and dancing! A final presentation for family and friends will take place at 2:30 p.m. on the last day of class. Taught by: Jenna Lea Scott, Steve Bergman

Tuition: $450
Monday, July 15 - July 19, 20199:00am to 3:30pm

Week of August 19

Under the Big Top

Come one, Come all to the Greatest Show on Earth! We will bring our summer to a rousing finish with a week-long exploration of the theatrical world of the circus. Professional Boston area Circus artists will lead classes each day in circus skills such as clowning, juggling, tumbling, spinning plates, hula hoops, acrobatics, Chinese yo-yo and more! In addition, Wheelock Family Theatre teaching artists will lead classes in physical comedy, musical theatre and movement.
All together, making for a three-ring circus of an experience!
Families are invited to join us under the big top at 2:00 p.m.on the last afternoon for a sharing of the week’s learning as we celebrate the end of another fun-filled summer at Wheelock Family Theatre!

Tuition: $450
Monday, August 19 - August 23, 20199:00am to 3:30pm
Grades 9 to 12

Week of August 19

Under the Big Top

Come one, Come all to the Greatest Show on Earth! We will bring our summer to a rousing finish with a week-long exploration of the theatrical world of the circus. Professional Boston area Circus artists will lead classes each day in circus skills such as clowning, juggling, tumbling, spinning plates, hula hoops, acrobatics, Chinese yo-yo and more! In addition, Wheelock Family Theatre teaching artists will lead classes in physical comedy, musical theatre and movement.
All together, making for a three-ring circus of an experience!
Families are invited to join us under the big top at 2:00 p.m.on the last afternoon for a sharing of the week’s learning as we celebrate the end of another fun-filled summer at Wheelock Family Theatre!

Tuition: $450
Monday, August 19 - August 23, 20199:00am to 3:30pm