2017 Summer Drama Day Camp

Session 1: July 10-21

Session 2: July 24-28

Session 3: July 31 – August 11
No class August 7

Session 4: August 14-18

Session 5: August 21-Sept 1

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The 2017 CAMP THEME is “Mystical, Magical & Medieval”

The Pumphouse Theatre Drama Day Camp is a great introduction to drama basics. Participants learn through dramatic arts to gain confidence, make friends and have fun!

Each day of the camp is divided into classes, covering a variety of acting techniques, speech, physical theatre play creation, and much more!. Emphasis is placed on group work that help to develop social and life skills. Under the guidance of our professional instructors, participants will work together within their age group to create a play. At the end of each session, participants will showcase their new talents to family and friends by performing this brand-new creation.

A $50 Discount applies  to multiple registrations per family or to registrations received before June 10th.

Participants are 7 to 15 years old.  Final performances are on the second Thursday of the two-week sessions, and on the Friday of the one-week sessions. Participants receive an official camp t-shirt, and a DVD of their final performance.

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Pre-Care: 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Post-Care: 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Pre & Post Care are included in the cost of registration.

Cancellation is permitted (less a $25 administration fee) provided notice is given a minimum of 10 business days prior to the first day of camp. No refund will be given with less than 10 business days notice, without a doctor’s note.

If you have any questions, please email Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director at

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We are pleased to announce our Referral Rewards Program!
Click here for more information.

What Parents Are Saying About Summer Camp

We asked, “what did you like most about camp?” and here’s what they said:

  • “How positive and encouraging it is. [My] kids always want to return and have a great experience.”
  • “[The] convenience of parking, schedule, child came home excited and happy, venue was a prime location.”
  • “The expressions on my kids faces when they described their days.”
  • “My son is very engaged and enjoys every minute of it.”
  • “The courage my daughter gained, an outlet for her creativity and the friends she made.”
  • “The good news and fun that my child kept telling me about every day!”

(Photo credit: Jeff McDonald Photography)

Now Hiring! Summer Drama Day Camp Staff

We are pleased to announce the competition for the following summer positions:

Drama Day Camp Instructors

Drama Day Camp Counselors 

The deadline is May 5th.

Due to the structure of the employment grants received by the Pumphouse Theatre, applicants currently enrolled as post-secondary students and continuing their education in the fall of 2017 will have an advantage.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director at or by phone at 403-263-0079 x 100.


Summer Drama Camp Dates Announced

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We are pleased to announce the dates for 2017 Summer Drama Day Camp!

Registration will open March 1st at 10am.

Session 1: July 10-21

Session 2: July 24-28

Session 3: July 31 – August 11
No class August 7

Session 4: August 14-18

Session 5: August 21-Sept 1


Mystical, Magical & Medieval


The registration form and complete information will be available Monday, February 23rd.

If you have any questions, please email Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director at

Calgary Region One Act Play Festival


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submissions-oapf-posterThe Pumphouse Theatre has presented the Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival (with the Alberta Drama Festival Association) for over 30 years and we are excited to do so again! Registration will open for 12 spots on a first-come, first-serve basis on November 16, 2016.  The Festival will be held March 22nd – 25th, 2017 in the Victor Mitchell Theatre.

One play is chosen by a professional adjudicator to represent Calgary at the Provincial One Act Festival. Each of those chosen plays receives traveling expenses or a grant to assist in funding their participation in the Provincial Festival.

Registration Requirements:

  • All registrations must be submitted in person with a completed registration form and a $60 non-refundable registration fee.
  • The performing group is responsible for royalty payments. A letter confirming permission from the publisher or playwright must be included.
  • A clean copy of the script must be included. Photocopies will only be accepted for an original script.
    NOTE: A script can be submitted after the deadline, please email to make arrangements.
  • Make cheques payable to the Pumphouse Theatres Society.
  • Participants who are members of CAEA, ACTRA, or IATSE are not eligible to participate in their professional vocation.
  • Plays must be one act in length. Performances between 10 and 60 minutes. No excerpts.
  • Each group is responsible for supplying its own technicians for stage management and light and sound operation. We can provide training to operators.
  • Each show must be set up in 10 minutes and struck in 5 minutes.
  • Casts shall be predominantly adult and from CALGARY.

Awards & prizes presented for: Outstanding Production, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Female/Male Actor, Outstanding Technical Merit, and Outstanding Original Script!

Registration will close when all slots are filled or by January 30th, 2017.

For more information including One-Act Play Festival rules and regulations, please feel free to email us at

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