"More than learning about acting,
when I do Very Merry, I am learning about LIFE."

Spring programs are in session.

Check out our new Improv Group, April Break Camp, and drop-in Saturday Drama Club!

April Break Camp: “Fun with Peter Pan Characters!”

  • Mon-Fri 10am-2:30pm
  • Starts Apr 22-26 
  • Ages: 6-12
  • $120

Saturday Drama Club - Spring Session

  • Sat 10am-1pm
  • Ages: 6-12
  • Just show up at the door!
  • $15 a session (or what you can afford)

A helpful note: Save credit card fees!

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Summer Camps

Still open for registration or wait lists

O.N.E. Community Center
20 Allen St, Burlington

Jun 24-28

FUN WITH THE LORD OF THE RINGS

Ages 6-13Recreate your favorite adventures from Middle Earth!
Note: This camp will be held in the Event Hall at O.N.E.
  • 9:30-2:30 daily
  • Final Fri performance @ 1:30 pm
  • After-care not available
  • $190
  • With VMT teenage staff
  • Session is full - join the waitlist
Jul 1-5

WATERWAYS: NATURE AND THEATER MEET!

Ages 6-12Explore the natural world and transform our findings into a 10-15 minute original play. We will combine the joy of scientific investigation with the power of performance art.
  • Attendance on Jul 4 is optional
  • 9:30-2:30
  • Final Fri performance @ 11:45 am
  • $180
  • With Lauren Larken, Waterways teen staff
Jul 22-26, Jul 29-Aug 2, Aug 5-9

TEEN TOUR ‘24, show TBD

Ages 13-19
  • Join us for four shows traveling on the wagon, three final shows at O.N.E. Community Center, 20 Allen St.
  • All rehearsals 1-5pm at 20 Allen. 
  • $435
  • With Don Wright, Ashley O’Brien, Karen Amirault
  • Session is filling up

River Arts, Morrisville

WATERWAYS: NATURE AND THEATER MEET AT RIVER ARTS!

Ages 6-12Explore the natural world and transform our findings into an original play. We will combine the joy of scientific investigation with the power of performance art.
  • Jul 8-12
  • 8:30-2:30
  • Final Fri performance @ 12:30 pm
  • $150
  • With Sarah Adelaide, Waterways teen staff

Vergennes Opera House

Vergennes, Vermont

Five Children and It

Summer Camps

The following camps and waitlists are full.

Barn Camps
Charlotte

THE ADVENTURES OF THE FLOPSY BUNNIES
  • June 17-21
  • 9:30-3 daily except Fri, 11-7:30 
  • Final Fri performance @ 6:30
  • Camp is full - Waitlist is full

A LITTLE PRINCESS - Wagon Tour One

  • Jun 24-28, Jul 1-5
  • 9:30-3 daily except all day with the final show @ 6:30 pm on Fri, 7/5
  • Attendance on July 4 is optional
  • Camp is full - Waitlist is full
FINDING NEMO, Jr - Wagon Tour Two
  • Jul 8-12, 15-19
  • 9:30-3 daily except all day with the final show @ 6:30 pm on Fri, 7/19
  • Camp is full - Waitlist is full

Shelburne Town Hall

5420 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT

ROBIN HOOD AND MAID MARIAN
  • Jul 15-19
  • 9:30-3 daily, except Fri performance @ 1:30pm
  • Camp is full - Waitlist is full

O.N.E. Community Center
20 Allen St, Burlington

WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG
  • Jul 1-5
  • 9-3 daily
  • Attendance on July 4 is optional
  • Final Fri performance @ 1:30

MONARCHS
  • Jun 17-21
  • 9-3 daily
  • Final Fri performance @ 1:30
  • Camp is full - Waitlist is full
FUN WITH HARRY POTTER
  • Jun 24-28
  • 9-3 daily
  • Final Fri performance @ 1:30
  • Camp is full - waiting list is full
PETER PAN
  • Jul 8-12
  • 9-3 daily
  • Final Fri performance @ 1:30
  • Camp is full - Waitlist is full

DETECTIVES!

  • Jul 15-19
  • 9-3 daily
  • Final Fri performance @ 1:30
  • Camp is full - waiting list is full
OZMA OF OZ
  • Jul 22-26
  • 8:30-1:30 daily
  • Final Fri performance @ noon
  • Camp is full - waiting list is full
PIPPI LONGSTOCKINGJul 29-Aug 2, Aug 5-9
  • 8:30-1:30 daily for two weeks
  • Final Fri performance @ noon.
  • Camp is full - Waitlist is full

FAQs

What happens after registration?
You'll receive a confirmation email within minutes of your purchase. Check your spam folder if you don't see it. Save this information. Or print it and stick it on the refrigerator. It contains all basic information and your registration number.

What does my child need to bring?
About one week before the camp starts, you'll receive a startup email with more details.

How do you audition for a role?
We make auditions fun and stress-free. Younger kids do a theater exercise. Teens do a reading. Middle schoolers do both. Singing is optional. Participants request their top 3 roles or sections. We do our best to honor their choices.

Does everyone get a role?
Our motto is 'Every child takes center stage.' We adapt shows so everyone can have a part. We offer singing solos at all our sessions and camps. Schools usually give solos to fifth graders and eighth graders.

Do I need voice lessons?
We do not recommend formal voice training before ages 14-15. You may benefit from informal lessons with a qualified teacher. Learn how to use the voice as an instrument and express emotion.

Scholarships

Thanks to grants, donors, and sponsors, Very Merry Theatre's programs are open to everyone regardless of economic background.

If you need a scholarship, email info@verymerrytheatre.org

Include the session or camp name, your child's name and age, and the requested amount.

Our coordinator will send you an online registration link and unique discount code to enter at checkout.

Cancellation policies

If you need to cancel your registration, we offer the following refund schedule.

Fall/Winter/Spring programming
Full refund with three weeks advance notice to the start date.
50% refund with fewer than three weeks notice.

Summer camps
Full refund with 30 days advance notice to the start date.
50% refund with fewer than 30 days notice.

Contact Ben@VeryMerryTheatre.org

Do you have additional questions about registrations or waitlists?
Email ben@verymerrytheatre.org

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