Grade Levels: Enroll your child in the grade level he or she will be entering in Fall 2018. Children are grouped by grade level so we may appropriately serve their developmental needs.

The symbol denotes a Creative Drama class. Please refer to the Summer Class home page for a full description of Creative Drama.


This summer, due to major renovations to the Playhouse, we are hitting the road! The majority of our summer camps will be held at West Des Moines Christian Church, 4501 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines. 



Classes road trip!

Driving directions to West Des Moines Christian Church, 4501 Mills Civic Pkwy

Wherever we are, you can still count on our experienced Playhouse education staff to provide the same quality experience!


Kindergarten 2018-Grade 1, 9:30-11:30 AM, June 25-29
$120 Subscribers/$130 Non-subscribers

Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and girls of all ages! Join us under the big top this summer! Create crazy clown characters, awesome animal acts, walk the tightrope and learn the sleight of hand of magic tricks. We’ll have a sharing time on the last day for parents to attend!


Grades 2-3, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, June 25-29
Grades 2-3, 1:00-4:00 PM, June 25-29
$120 Subscribers/$130 Non-subscribers

Using the books kids love to read, such as The Babysitter’s Club, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and others, perform scenes in large and small groups. We keep it light, but introduce beginning acting skills and ensemble building. Friends and family are invited on the final day to view highlights in an informal showcase. New scenes each session for returning campers!

*Students should enroll in either the morning or afternoon session


Grades 7-10, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, June 25-29
$240 Subscribers/$250 Non-Subscribers

It’s the best of both worlds! Join Jedi Master Nate Jorgensen in a galaxy far, far away, Shakespeare style. Based on the best-selling series by Ian Doescher, reimagine Star Wars as one of Shakespeare’s epic dramas, complete with lightsaber duels, a hero in training, and a (spoiler alert) tragic death scene, all in iambic pentameter.

This class has reached full registration and is now full. Please click here to be placed on the waiting list.
May we suggest:
Grades 7-10, Performance Academy Cabaret July 9-21
Grades 8-10, Live at the Improv!, August 6-10

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