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WCStudio at Uptown!

Join WCStudio at Uptown on Stage for another summer of Theatre Fun and Exploration!


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WCStudio at Uptown!

Join WCStudio at Uptown on Stage for another summer of Theatre Fun and Exploration!

Campers, ages 4-18, are given the opportunity to explore the world of theatre through learning practical theatre skills, developing their imagination, and finding their own creative voice. All while making lifelong friends and connections in the process! Each camp is specifically designed with a certain age and theme in mind and ranges from 1 to 3 weeks in length, all concluding with a show!

Camps are led by professional teaching artists and industry professionals who strive to cultivate encouraging learning environments that inspire students on and off the stage. In order to allow each camper the unique opportunity to hone their skills and let them shine, camps maintain a student teacher ratio of 9 to 1. Give your child the opportunity to thrive and become fearless on and off the stage, under the direction of this award-winning program and passionate teaching artists.

Early Bird & Multiple Camp Discounts Available!

Summer Camps: June 12-August 25

2022 Main Line Parent LOVE Award Family Favorite Performing Arts Program

Family Focus Media has been building community with Main Line Parent and Philadelphia Family since 2010 and our annual LOVE Awards celebrate the BEST local resources for families.

My son started taking classes at WC Studio when he was 4 years old and it has always been a very positive experience. The teachers make it fun and encourage the students to use their own voice to interpret songs individually. The class environment is very welcoming and the teachers encourage students to take risks in a safe and non-judgmental space which allows the students to be confident and shine. My son is now 12 years old and he recently made his Broadway debut in the revival of Caroline, or Change. It was an incredible experience and he completely fit in with the cast because he was so well-trained and prepared to perform professionally on stage, thanks to WC Studio at Uptown! Therese Walden-Murphy is the best!

2021 Main Line Parent LOVE Award Winner: Best Performing Arts Programming

"My daughter started attending WC studio at Uptown this past summer. She was a new cyber student due to the pandemic and was missing social interaction with her friends. We found the staff of Uptown to be SO welcoming, caring and professional! They made her feel safe with their COVID precautions. She is now attending their Saturday class and is excited to try out for their upcoming performances. Uptown is allowing kids who might not be getting the same social experience as they have in the past to interact and have a fun time in a safe environment." - Theresa S.

"What I admire most about this organization is their professionalism. They aren't just teaching kids how to perform, they are teaching them how to perform WELL in a supportive and loving environment. The kids build on skills as they advance in age and much care is put in to making sure each child is participating equally--growing and developing at their own pace. My daughters (10 and 13) have both benefitted tremendously from the individual attention and instruction at WC Studios. But this year, more than any other, I have appreciated that professionalism because of COVID. Knowing the level of care, organization, and professionalism of Therese and her staff, I felt comfortable enrolling my child in summer camp and theater classes. I knew that they would strictly adhere to protocols and ensure the safety of the kids. This trust allows us to continue classes at a time when children are desperate for social interaction and need an outlet for creativity. I am so eternally grateful to WCStudios for finding a way to operate during this time." - Kate M.

2020 Main Line Parent LOVE Award Winner: Best Performing Arts Programming

Love 2020 Winner

"WCS at Uptown saved (and continues to preserve) my high school senior's sanity during Covid. When other organizations shuttered or reduced offerings, WCS pivoted and actually INCREASED ways kids could become involved and creatively grow. The virtual options are rich, and the in-person instruction follows a stringent safety protocol to the letter. All of this is done without sacrificing teacher enthusiasm or student engagement. Therese in particular is unmatched in her ability to use her love and mastery of craft to inspire each child at his or her own level. During a generally bleak time, my daughter looks forward to and is able to find real joy in the silver lining that is West Chester Studio at Uptown!" - Bridgett S.


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Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226, North High Street, West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, 19380, United States
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    WCStudio at Uptown! has given our daughter an amazing opportunity to explore her love of singing and acting in a positive environment of encouragement and creativity. Truthfully, I cannot say enough positive things about this program and what it has done for and meant to our daughter.

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    Would give six stars if I could! Therese has been instrumental in my growth as an actor and I couldn’t be more grateful for my time I spent at this studio!

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