Engage & Learn

PCPA offers experiences for children and adults to enhance your theatrical experience.

Summer Youth Camps

PCPA offers week-long summer camps that teach young actors how to find the “play” in The Play!  

These highly interactive and fun camps will give young actors the chance to exercise connection, curiosity, and play – through theatre games, improvisation, movement, dance, and music.  Explore the basics of on-stage interaction, learn a group song and choreography, use your body and voice expressively, develop dynamic imagination, and have a wonderful time!  Young actors will work directly with current PCPA performers!  No experience is required. All camps will culminate in an invited sharing on Saturday.

Three sessions to choose from

35 campers max per session


Session 1-1st Stage

Ages 8-12 | Mon, June 19- Sat, June 24 | 9am-12pm | $250 per camper

Session 2-2nd Stage

Ages 13-18 | Mon, June 26- Sat, July 1 | 9am-12pm | $250 per camper

Session 3-Teatro PCPA

Ages 8-12 | Mon, July 24- Sat, July 29 | 8am-3pm | $30 per camper

Campers must have a strong understanding of Spanish in order to participate in Teatro PCPA .

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Student Matinees

Bright Star Poster ImageTo schedule student performances of Bright Star Music, Book & Story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell please contact kstegall@pcpa.org

Outreach Production Tour

PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre’s Outreach Tour brings the experience of professional live theatre right to your school. Students get a front row seat to plays written just for them and performed by PCPA’s Outreach Company members. Through a partnership with Children’s Creative Project from the Santa Barbara County Education Office, PCPA Outreach Tours visit a wide variety of schools in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

To be the first to know when Outreach Tours are announced, sign up to be on the PCPA Outreach Mailing List and indicate your interest in the Outreach in Schools. Sign up here

Current Tour

PCPA Outreach Department is proud to present: Meet Jane Austen by Emily Trask, Directed by Kitty Balay, featuring Kristina Melsheimer as Jane Austen.

Meet Jane Austen is a PCPA Outreach touring experience that brings the famed author of Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and many other novels right to your classroom. Students will have a unique opportunity to connect with Jane and appreciate who she was in the context of her own time as well as discover her lasting impact.

This one-person show is around 25-30 minutes followed by a Q&A. Grade Level: 9-12, best for groups of 35 students or less. Available weekdays (except Wednesdays): February 13 – March 17, 2023

To Book: please fill out our Meet Jane Austen Booking Interest Form

Meet Jane Austen can also be booked for your community group/book club!If you are interested, please fill out our Community Booking Interest Form.

For any questions, please contact: Kristina Melsheimer | PCPA Outreach/Youth Education Coordinator | kristina.melsheimer@pcpa.org 805-928-7731 ext. 4151

Spring Theatre Tour

PCPA invites you to join us for our London Spring Theatre Tour May 10-18, 2023

London images Tour Includes

  • 7 Nights-First Class Hotel
  • Daily English Breakfast
  • 3 Dinners & 2 Lunches
  • 4 Theatre Productions
  • City Coach Tour
  • Syon House (Bridgerton TV Series)
  • Thames Cruise to Greenwich
  • Cutty Sark & Royal Observatory
  • National Theatre Tour
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Tower of London
  • Afternoon Tea & Theatre Talk
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Tour
  • Guided Walking Tours


$5,395 per person based on Double Room without Airfare

Optional Airfare from San Luis Obispo/$1,100

For more information call: 1-888-446-2479 | info@break-awaytours.com

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These pre-show talks inform our audience members on the history and production elements of the show.

Bright Star Music, Book & Story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell | Sunday, May 14th

American Mariachi by José Cruz González | Sunday, July 23rd

The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson | Friday, August 25th

Talk Backs

These post-show discussions involve an audience Q&A with cast and crew members. Always an interesting insight into the creative process.

Bright Star Music, Book & Story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell | Friday, May 12th

American Mariachi by José Cruz González | Friday, July 21st

The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson | Friday, August 23d

PCPA Reads

Conservatory students bring books to life by using their speech and voice skills to read children’s books to local elementary school students. This program is designed to promote the excitement of reading by bringing English and Spanish books to life through the talent of our Conservatory students. This program reaches over 5,000 students in one day!