Summer Youth Theater Intensive

Presented by the Charleston Gaillard Center’s Education & Community Program and PURE Theatre

Students ages 13 – 18 of all skill levels are invited to study with members of PURE Theatre’s Core Ensemble of professional actors in a three-week performance intensive. The group of 18 actors will be cast in, study, rehearse, and perform a full production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Classes will focus on critical (and also fun to learn) performance skills: vocalization, characterization, motivations, movement, blocking and staging, and some cool conversations with the designers and technicians who make it all happen behind the scenes and backstage. We will even throw in a few theater games. Classes will be held off-site from the Gaillard Center at Cannon Street Arts Center, the home of PURE Theatre, but students will have the exceptional opportunity to perform for their family, friends, and the Charleston community on the stage of the Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall for their debut on July 19 at 6pm.

Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Ages 13-18


June 29 – 30 (134 Cannon Street) 
July 5 – 7 (134 Cannon Street)
July 10 14 (134 Cannon Street)

July 17 19 (Charleston Gaillard Center)
July 19 at 6pm Final Performance (Charleston Gaillard Center)

Scholarships are available for all camps. Please email


PURE Theatre is a professional regional theatre in Charleston, SC that creates consequential theatre experiences by and for a diverse gathering of artists and audiences. PURE produces work that inspires thought, ignites dialogue, and heightens consciousness, and contributes to the urgent exchange of ideas, viewpoints, aspirations, and inspirations of our community. PURE Theatre is committed to the highest standards in theatre education and draws from the extensive training and experience of its 20 member Core Ensemble of professional actors and directors. Theatre training at PURE joyfully explores the creation of theatre by delivering peak educational experiences that reinforce confidence, amplify social-emotional aptitude, and develop critical “success skills” which students will utilize throughout their lives.