A positive theatrical experience for every Stagedoor Camper.
The internationally acclaimed Stagedoor Manor is a co-ed performing arts summer camp for ages 10-18. Nestled in the Catskill Mountains since 1976, our program is for youth who want intensive exposure to theater in a fun and professional summer stock setting.
In middle of the 20th century, the Catskill Mountains were an incredibly popular vacation destination and several large resort facilities sprang up. Over the years, these places closed due to a decline in tourism and many of them have now been converted into summer retreats, camps, and private schools. Stagedoor is one of those old hotel complexes nestled in the heart of New York's Catskill Mountains. While trying to paint a true picture of the facility we don't want you to think it's getting ready to fall to the ground either. Stagedoor has a rustic charm and part of that character includes the 40 coats of paint on the walls, 1960's architecture, and somewhat worn carpets in spots. At the end of the day we are a camp, and by camp standards we have one of the more comfortable camps in the United States. The geographic region where Stagedoor is located is quite rural with small lakes, hiking trails, and tiny villages. We are also less than 2 hours away from New York City. The campus is composed of the main building (offices, camper housing, staff housing, and 3 theatres), a couple of dorm facilities, an outdoor drama space, our 2 larger theaters, a tennis court, an outdoor pool, a volleyball court, and a large open field.
Every summer we produce 12 full-scale productions every 3 weeks. We decide our shows based on what the campers have submitted about their interests and talents. If we have a lot of kids that want to dance we might do a show like Chicago, and for those students who prefer plays they might perform in something like She Kills Monsters, Hamlet, or The Importance of Being Earnest.
Stagedoor has produced the world-premiere production of Disney’s High School Musical. In partnership with Music Theatre International, Stagedoor was also the first to also produce pilot productions of the School Editions of Avenue Q, RENT, Sweeney Todd, The Wild Party, Aida, and Mean Girls.
Click the mask below to see a list of shows we have done since 1983.
Click the mask to see a list of our past shows.