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Bijou Theatre Summer Acting Camp

Calling all performing arts students!

Looking to expand your skillset this summer?
If so, the Bijou Theatre Summer Camps and Workshops are the perfect opportunity for young performers between the ages of 9 and 12. Join us for a fun-packed summer camp filled with learning, performing on one of the oldest stages in Tennessee, and making new friends!


Registration is now closed for Summer Acting Camps for 2022.



The Bijou Summer Acting Camp
Dates: July 11-15, 2022 from 9:00am – 3:00pm daily
Cost: $200
Focus: Theatre basics, improvisation, playwriting, scene study

This fun-filled camp will focus on acting basics to fine-tune your budding performer’s skills! From improvisation games to scene studies to writing their own scripts, your student will leave the week feeling more confident and creative on stage. Students will also get a private movie screening, a Disney sing-along, and an end-of-the-week pizza party!


The Bijou Summer Acting Camp – Musical Edition
Dates: July 25-29 from 9:00am – 3:00pm daily
Cost: $200
Focus: Singing techniques, dance basics, acting basics

This week’s session focuses on the world of musical theatre!  Students will learn to apply characterization to songs, singing techniques, a musical theatre dance routine, and more. Students will also analyze and view a Broadway musical recording, have a musical karaoke party and view musical performances by guest artists, and of course, an end-of-the-week pizza party.


What you need to know:
Children will need to bring a bagged lunch and a water bottle.  Comfortable, movable clothing and shoes are required. Sandals, flip-flops, and gum are not allowed.

Meet your camp leader:
Nathan McGhee, the Bijou’s Operations Manager, will be conducting this year’s camps and workshops.

McGhee has been involved within the theatre world for almost twenty years all across the region. Locally, he has worked with (onstage and off) the Tennessee Stage Company, Encore Theatrical Company, Morristown Theatre Guild, Theatre Knoxville Downtown, and Flying Anvil Theatre. Some notable performances have included Macbeth (Witch), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck),  Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Brad), and Sweeney Todd (Tobias). He holds seven years of dance experience and three years of vocal training. McGhee also boasts numerous national acting titles in forensics, speech and debate, and storytelling competitions.

After studying Theatre Education, he has hosted numerous camps, workshops, and educational initiatives across the region with various nonprofits and Knox County Schools. He has also directed numerous children’s theatre productions (The Hobbit: The Musical, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Harriet Pohter the Musical, etc.) and regularly coaches acting students for local and college auditions.  He is incredibly excited to get back into the world of theatre and to help guide (and have lots of fun!) our community’s rising stars.


For questions or concerns, please contact Nathan McGhee at or at 865-522-0832 ext. 207.