•  By participating in a youth drama class, your child may experience, teamwork, body and mind awareness, communication skills, and a thrill of performing on stage, which can trigger confidence, empathy, giggles, spontaneous creativity, and extreme fun.  Common side effects of youth drama enrichment programming associated with Youth Improv, the study of the English Dialects, or singing in Chorus, can cause what is commonly known as "the bug" (as in, "he got the bug").  Please be prepared. 


What is theatre? Students explore the art of telling stories through live acting.

Creating an Ensemble. Students learn to work together, build trust, and to involve every member in a performance.

Movement and Space. Students explore pantomime and movement to help tell a story.

Character Development. Students explore what makes characters unique and how to create compelling characters onstage.

Voice. Students learn the importance of articulation, projection and voice variation.
Listening and Reacting. Students learn to understand how being present, listening and reacting are an important part of being an actor.

Join OYES theatre. Where kids get their start on stage! 



OYES Registration
Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio
805-646-4300, Ext. 1
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Ages 7-15
MON-FRI  |  Available 9am-5pm
 Performing Arts Camp | Daily workshops include rehearsals, vocal and physical warm-ups, choreography, and team building.  Group and solo numbers with costumes and make-up. Culminates in a showcase performance! 

JUNE 19-23 
MON-FRI  |  9am-12pm
Showcase Performance
Friday 6/23 at 6pm / Tix $10 
Collaborative theatre project! Devise a unique story to tell on stage with fellow cast members.  Communication, improv, acting, and team building. Showcase with Glee 
JUNE 19-23
MON-FRI  |  2pm-5pm
Showcase Performance
Friday 6/23 at 6pm / Tix $10
Physical Theatre - Playful workshops build expression and storytelling through music and movement.  Drama games and exercises build skills in movement and actors instics.

On Camera Camp
Get on camera! Acting, cold reads, and auditions.
Students have fun gaining skills and knowledge in their mastery of on-camera performance. Students will delve into on-camera presence and will have an opportunity to observe their work in REAL TIME working with a camera and monitor provided.

JUNE 26-30
MON-FRI  |  
Friday 6/30 at 5pm
On-Camera Camp
JUNE 26-30
MON-FRI  |  10am-2pm
Theatre arts workshops NOON-2pm - Lunch break, puppetry, pantomime, outdoor activities, drama games, scenic painting. Includes Wednesday PIZZA LUNCH
JUNE 19-23
JUNE 26-30
MON-FRI | 12pm-2pm 


OYES produces musicals in three different age groups (4-6, 7-11, 12-18). These are fully realized productions that perform on the OYES Youth Center Stage at the Ojai Valley Community Church.  Auditions for placement take place the first week of the program.  

OYES’ youth theatre program encourages CONFIDENCE, COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY AND FUN! QUESTIONS: email registration@ojaiyes.org

ANNIE, KIDS SCHEDULE – please read carefully

 One of the world’s best-loved, Award-winning musicals — Annie, KIDS! Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie KIDS features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.  

Participants in this three-week intensive camp will gain skills in voice training, dance instruction, improv & theatre games, acting skills, and have lot’s of fun!



This camp is full ~ please sign up for CAMP B!

Directors: Kytriena Payseno, Daena Bleu Santoyo

  • Ages 7-15
  • JULY 10-30
  • 9am-12:30pm

Performances July 28, 29, 30    |  Tickets $10

*Space is limited. If camp is full, please sign-up for waitlist registration@ojaiyes.org 


*Space is limited!

Directors: Kytriena Payseno, Cassie Kelso

  • Ages 7-15
  • JULY 17 – AUG 6
  • 1pm-4:30pm

Performances August 4, 5, 6  |  Tickets $10

*Space is limited. If camp is full, please sign-up for waitlist registration@ojaiyes.org 

YOUTH CAMP TUITION:  $325.00 Early/ $355 After June 18th

Payment plans available.  Please email registration@ojaiyes.org for more information.


Tots Camp is full ~ please join our waitlist.  Email registration@ojaiyes.org 

 Instructors: Marin Valerio and Kimberly Rogers, Daena Santoyo

Children play drama games and rehearse songs and a scene from Annie, Kids! Tots will perform with Youth Camp A cast performances.  Space is limited.

  • Ages 4-6
  • July 10-30
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • 9am-12pm

Tot Performances July 28, 29, 30

*CORRECTED Friday 6pm, Saturday 2pm, Sunday 2pm  |  Tickets $10

TUITION:  $295.00 Early / $315 After June 18th

Payment plans available.  Please email registration@ojaiyes.org for more information.


~Please Read~

  • Auditioning is not meant to be an intimidating experience. It is an opportunity to share your talents in a safe environment!
  • Please remember to prepare your heart in the event that you do not receive your role of choice. ALWAYS remember: We are rooting for you! We want you to shine!!!
  • ANNIE, KIDS production features a strong ensemble cast, with featured ensemble roles!  
  • Audition song will be provided on or before June 22nd.  Participants are encouraged to learn the song and be prepared to sing on the first day of camp!