EDUCATION PROGRAMS

For many children, a field trip to Tampa Theatre marks their first visit to the majestic movie palace and can spark a lifelong interest in the historic gem. The Theatre hosts 30,000 students each year for educational programs, tours and summer camps, all of which make up a vital part of Tampa Theatre’s mission to entertain, educate and enlighten the community.

TAMPA THEATRE SUMMER FILM CAMP

Each summer, Tampa Theatre’s historic auditorium lights up with young filmmakers working together to produce their visions on-screen.

Campers entering grades 3-12 work in small groups to learn the creative process of digital filmmaking, from brainstorming, storyboarding, and scriptwriting to filming, lighting and editing. All of the necessary equipment is provided, including cameras, lights, sound equipment, computers and editing software. By the end of the filmmaking session, each production team will have a 3-5 minute movie to showcase.

This summer, both the popular live-action and stop-motion animation camps will once again be offered:

  • LIVE ACTION FILMMAKING CAMP puts the campers in the spotlight as they write, act in, shoot produce and edit their own short films. It is a one-week program of half-day sessions, and will be offered Monday-Friday the weeks of June 15-19, July 6-10 and July 13-17. The morning session from 9 a.m. to noon is for students entering grades 3-6, and the afternoon session from 1-4 p.m. is for those entering grades 7-12. Each session is $175 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt, daily snacks and a digital copy of the finished films. Participation is capped at 20 campers per session.
  • STOP-MOTION ANIMATION FILMMAKING CAMP shows campers how to create an animated film one frame at a time with clay, toys, paper and other materials in a style of animation made popular by THE LEGO MOVIE and South Park. It is a one-week program of half-day sessions, and will be offered Monday-Friday the weeks of July 27-31 and August 3-7. The session is $175 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt, daily snacks and a digital copy of the finished films. Participation is capped at 20 campers per session.

 

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August 22nd Film Camp Premiere Showtimes are as follows:

Week 1 (June 15th – 19th): 8:00am

Week 2 (July 6th – 10th): 8:50am

Week 3 (July 13th – 17th): 9:40am

Week 4 (July 27th – 31st): 10:30am

Week 5 (August 3rd – 7th): 11:05am

Counselors will be in the lobby handing out Tampa Theatre USB flash drives containing all of the films from your child’s week at camp. If you are unable to attend the camp premiere celebration, the Tampa Theatre will be mailing your flash drive to the address provided during registration. As the films are playing on Saturday, they will go live on our YouTube channel, tampafilmcamp.

The program is presented in collaboration with the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the USF College of Education, with assistance from Learning Gate Community School.

See films made in previous years at www.youtube.com/tampafilmcamp

 


 

EDUCATIONAL TOURS

Tours of the historic Tampa Theatre can be tailored for your class or summer camp group based on the students’ ages and curriculum. General topics covered include art and architecture, theatre operations, history of Tampa and of film presentation, the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ and more.

We generally advise that students be at least elementary-school age to appreciate the experience. Admission is $7.50 per person, payable by cash, check or credit the day of your tour.

To schedule your tour, contact click here to email Nicole Southworth

 


 

SHOWS BY OUTSIDE PRESENTERS

Please make your reservations for the 2014-2015 school year by contacting the company presenting the show. Click the name of the company to access its website for more information about each show. All school shows start at 10:30 am.

Kid Power - 10/14

Little Monster Tales - 10/23

Slim Goodbody - 10/31

American Stage - 11/4

Never Everglades - 11/19

Mathemagic - 2/25

Bits N Pieces - 4/30

Jack Hartmann - 5/7 and 5/8

Gordon Gumshoe - 5/14

Dates, times and shows are subject to change; the presenting company will have the latest information.