There’s a new theatre adventure happening this summer, and you’re invited!

NextStop’s Summer Theatre Adventures are week-long theatre classes for rising 1st through 12th graders which follow a process-based curriculum to foster a life-long love of the performing arts. Each session is led and designed by highly experienced professional teaching artists, allowing students to explore different subjects and areas of theatre week by week.

Sessions meet Monday through Friday, 9 am-4 pm. Single week sessions present a showcase at 3:30 pm on Fridays, and “Let’s Put on a Show” sessions perform full productions on the Saturday at the end of the session.

Grades 1-4

June 24 – 28, 2019

Little Adventurers: Ready, Set, Act!

Calling all budding actors! We will create characters, play theatre games, and make stories come to life in this acting class perfect for both first time actors and seasoned performers.

July 8 – 12, 2019

Little Adventurers: Neverland Adventure

Battle pirates, swim with mermaids, chase shadows, and fly high above London, as we explore the world of J.M. Barrie’s beloved fantasy, Peter Pan Jr. (Note: This exciting adventure can be taken alone or in conjunction with participation in Peter Pan Jr.

July 15 – 20, 2019

(One Week Session for Younger Students)

Let’s Put On A Show: Peter Pan, Jr. – SOLD OUT

Join with the older students to rehearse and perform in the classic musical Peter Pan Jr! Our younger performers will be featured as Lost Boys and Brave Girls in this high-flying adventure! Students will get mini classes on acting, singing, dancing, character development, and we will rehearse to put on our very own production. Lead roles will be cast from upper grade students in the previous week. Students will be joining the ensemble for the second week of rehearsals and for all performances. (Final performances are on Saturday morning following the class.)

July 29 – August 2, 2019

Register for STORY

Little Adventurers: Storytelling

Stories aren’t just for reading! We will act, sing, and dance some favorite stories and create some new ones as we work together to explore the art of storytelling on stage.

August 12 – 16, 2019

Register for MUSICAL

Little Adventurers: Musical Mania

Musical theatre, here we come! Students play theatre games and learn the basics of acting, singing, and dancing. We will showcase select songs and dances at the end of the day on Friday.

August 19 – 23, 2019

Register for RESCUE

Little Adventurers: To the Rescue!

We need a hero! From firefighters to Superman, we will explore and discover both the real and imaginary characters that help save the day.


Grades 5-9

July 8 – 20, 2019

(Two Week Session)

Let’s Put On A Show: Peter Pan, Jr. – SOLD OUT

Aspiring actors, singers, and dancers will work together to put on a full scale musical production! Whether you are a seasoned performer or this is your first time on stage, there is a spot in the cast for everyone! Students will get mini classes on acting, singing, and choreography, and we will rehearse to put on our very own production. Roles will be auditioned and assigned during first 2 days of class. (Final performances are on Saturday morning following the class.)

July 22 – 26, 20198

Register for IMPROV

Improv – SOLD OUT

Whose line IS it anyway? Learn the art (and fun!) of acting without a script as we improvise our way through games, think on our feet, and create scenes without memorizing a single line! No experience necessary! This class is a NextStop favorite!

August 5 – 17, 2019

(Two Week Session)
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Register as CREW


Let’s Put On A Show: High School Musical, Jr.

Final performances are on Saturday morning following the class.

ACTORS: SOLD OUT! Aspiring actors, singers, and dancers will work together to put on a full scale musical production! Whether you are a seasoned performer or this is your first time on stage, there is a spot in the cast for everyone! Students will get mini classes on acting, singing, and choreography, and we will rehearse to put on our very own production. Roles will be auditioned and assigned during first 2 days of class.

CREW (Only available for High School Musical, Jr.): Sign up for our Crew Section for two weeks of putting on a show for High School Musical, Jr. from the backstage perspective. Students will learn about theatrical design, scenic painting, and costuming while creating the items we will use in the final production. Our Student Crew will also be backstage during the final performances, serving as assistant stage managers, run crew members, and board operators.

August 19 -23, 2019

Register for ACTING

Acting for the Stage

Dive into the artistic process! We will focus on skills that performers must master to succeed, including auditioning, developing a character, artistic collaboration, scene work and more..

*NEW* Grades 7-12

June 17 – 29, 2019

(Two Week Session)


Let’s Put on a Show: Frozen JR – Auditions CLOSED!

In a two-week performance camp for rising 7th-12th graders, we will put on the enchanting modern classic from Disney, FROZEN JR! This is a one-hour production adapted from the beloved movie and Broadway musical. Enrollment is by audition only.



Teachers love questions! See our policies and FAQ below or e-mail our education coordinator at or call (703)481-5930×2



Summer Education Programs take place at the following locations, all within a short walk of NextStop Theatre’s main facility in Herndon:

NextStop Theatre in Herndon / 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, VA 20170

Rhythm Street Dance Center in Herndon / 289 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, VA 20170

Reston Community Players Rehearsal Studio in Herndon / 266 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, VA 20170 

Your session’s location will be e-mailed to you before classes begin.


Registration Fees and Payment

Tuition for one-week camps is $270-$295 (early bird) and $295-$320 (regular). Tuition for two-week camps is $650 (early bird) and $690 (regular). Early bird pricing ends March 1, 2019.

All registration fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. Registration using a credit card is available online or by phone at (866) 811-4111. To register and pay by check, please e-mail or call (703) 481-5930×0. Make checks payable to NextStop Theatre Company. A $25 fee will be charged for returned checks.

Late Pickup/Fees

Our program day ends at 4:00 pm. After 4:15 pm, late fees are assessed at the rate of $1.50 per minute. Please contact if you would like more information about before or after care options. Late fees are due upon pick up of the student.


A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Please find the Scholarship Application form here and the Teacher Recommendation form here.  Applications are due by April 1, 2019.


A full refund will be made in the event that a program is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.  A partial refund (minus a non-refundable 25% deposit) is available if a participant is withdrawn at least 30 days prior to the start date of the program.  No refunds will be made within 30 days of a program’s scheduled start date.


NextStop Theatre Company assumes no liability for injuries or damages arising from participation in any class or program.


Photos and/or video taken of participants during programs may be used without compensation or further consent of the participants and/or the parents/guardians of the participant.





Frequently Asked Questions:
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    Will the students be at NextStop Theatre all day, or will they be taking field trips to local pools, parks, etc.?

    Students will be on site at NextStop Theatre (or the specified program site) all day. No student will be permitted to leave the building without a parent or guardian.
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    What is your pick-up/drop-off procedure?

    Students will only be released to adults listed on the emergency form, and IDs will be checked. Emergency forms will be made available after your registration form is processed by the NextStop Education staff. Especially on the first day, please prepare and allow extra time for the staff to ensure the safety of your child at dismissal.
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    Are lunches or snacks provided?

    No. Each student is responsible for bringing their own snacks and lunch each day.
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    Can you describe a typical day at NextStop Theatre Adventures?

    We are offering programming with a theatre focus, and students will be doing theatre activities all day. Each session will be slightly different due to theme, but a typical schedule could look like this: 9:00-9:30 Warm-up activities / 9:30-10:30 Acting Class / 10:30 Optional Snack (students provide their own snack) / 10:45-12:00 Movement and Voice Class / 12:00-1:00 Lunch and games/free-time (students provide their own lunch) / 1:00-2:00 Storytelling, Music, and/or Improv  / 2:00-3:30 Session-themed rehearsal and theatre games / 3:30-4:00 Afternoon snack and cool-down activities (students provide their own snack).
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    Tell me about the staff of NextStop Education!

    Our teaching artists are highly qualified and experienced theatre artists and teachers! Each teaching artist brings their own unique set of skills and experiences to the program. From College Theatre majors, to professional actors and designers, to FCPS classroom teachers, our staff is extremely knowledgeable and caring. Feel free to read more about our Education Coordinator, Jaclyn Young, at
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    How many students are in each session?

    Our maximum enrollment for each week-long session will be 25, and the maximum for the summer 2 week “Let’s Put on a Show” session is 30. In the unlikely event of low enrollment, a full refund will be issued and families will be notified in advance.
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    Are there any opportunities for students who want to learn about backstage?

    The Crew Section of “Let’s Put On A Show” in the summer is great for students who want to try their hand at the design/tech world. Typical activities will involve lots of theatre games and learning about different areas of design (lights, sound, scene painting, costumes, stage make-up, props, etc) as well as trying them out. Students will also get to be hands-on in the session, and will actually get to help make the set, costumes, and props that will be used in our “Let’s Put On A Show” On Stage session.
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    Will students have to audition to be a part of the cast of the performance session (“Let’s Put on a Show”)?

    All students who enroll in the ACTOR session will be a part of the cast! We will hold auditions on the first day to determine who will be playing which roles, and students will get their scripts the first day. We will cast the show based on who enrolls in the session, and no roles are pre-cast…it will definitely be an adventure!



About NextStop Theatre

NextStop Theatre Company is just moments away from Historic Downtown Herndon, Dulles Airport, Reston Town Center, and the Wiehle-Reston Metro Station. NextStop has received rave reviews for showcasing a wide array of local talent, Broadway headliners, education programs, and locally-driven arts relevant to the community. NextStop is proud to host summer educational programs as part of its mission to foster a lifelong love of the performing arts.