Theatre Camps

Each year, Waterville Opera House partners with Missoula Children’s Theatre to offer week-long theatre camp sessions in the winter and summer. The week includes auditions and rehearsals which provide children with the opportunity to learn about the theatrical process. Camp concludes on Saturday afternoon with a fully realized performance, including scenery, costumes, and props.

Registrations for the Summer 2023 sessions will be available in April.



Theatre Camp costs $220 per session. A sibling discount is available. Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp is eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund.


The number of theatre camp spots are limited by age group and are first come first serve. Camp tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration. Please contact the Ed Harris Box Office to register, 207.873.7000, daily 11am – 5pm.

Registrations for the Summer 2023 sessions will be available in April.

Camp Hours

Camp runs Monday – Saturday and children are required to attend all 6 days of camp.  Drop Off is 9:00am – 9:30am and Pick Up is 3:45pm – 4:00pm. On Saturday, the performance begins at 12:00pm. Campers are dismissed following the performance.


The camp performance is open to the public and is on Saturday at 12:00pm. Each camper receives 1 complimentary ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased for $8 – $10.

School Shows


The Emperor’s New Clothes: October 4, 2022 at 9:30am + 12:00pm
Shakespeare’s As You Like It: October 12, 2022 at 9:30am
Pete the Cat’s Big Hollywood Adventure: March 7, 2023 at 9:30am + 12:00pm (Both are Sold Out)
The Ugly Duckling: May 9, 2023 at 9:30am (Sold Out) + 12:00pm (limited space available)

During the academic year, the Waterville Opera House offers a selection of performances designed to meet the curricular, financial, and scheduling needs of area classrooms and homeschool groups. Spanning the topics of children’s literature, science, and history through plays and musical performances, these events are many students’ first opportunity to experience live performing arts. Each year, over 4,000 children participate in the Waterville Opera House School Shows program.


Through sponsor support, tickets for School Shows are $4.00 each. Tickets are available to schools and to homeschool groups. We require at least 1 chaperone for every 8 students. For every 5 paid student tickets, you may receive 1 complimentary chaperone ticket.


Tickets must be reserved in advance. Tickets are not available for purchase on the day of the performance. School Show information is mailed to area schools annually in May or June.

Please read the “Policies & Procedures” document before registering for the 2022/2023 School Shows. Policies have recently been updated. 

CLICK HERE to download the “School Shows 2022/2023 Policies & Procedures”

CLICK HERE to access the electronic registration form.


Seating will be assigned by group size by the Box Office. If your students require special seating, please indicate this on the reservation form.

Thank You to Our 2023 Season Sponsors!