Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Rich Theatre?
Rich Theatre is a family-oriented theatre company dedicated to providing a safe place where children and adults can learn empathy through the transformative power of storytelling. Rich Theatre's focus is educational theatre.
What is educational theatre?
Educational theatre is the term used to indicate children performing on stage for an audience. Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) is the term used to indicate adults performing family friendly shows.
When is the earliest I can drop off my young actor for Seussical JR.?
8:15am. That is the earliest any of our staff will be available for supervision. If you arrive before 8:15am, please wait with your young actor until you see a staff member.
Is aftercare provided?
No. We ask that campers be picked up promptly at the close of camp each day and that if someone other than a parent is picking up, Camp Staff is notified for check-out purposes.
When/Where is Camp and the final performances? Can we invite people to see it?
Camp and performances will be at Zeiders American Dream Theatre (4509 Commerce St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462) in Town Center. Generous ticket allotments are included with registration and we encourage you to invite friends and family.
What is your deposit and refund policy?
$100 of each student registration is a non-refundable deposit.
Cancellations made more than 30 days before camp will receive a full refund (minus deposit).
Cancellations made 15-30 days before camp will receive a 50% refund (minus deposit).
Cancellations made less than 2 weeks before camp will receive no refund.
If cancellation is required by Rich Theatre for any reason, a full refund (including deposit) will be given.
Can my child miss a few days of camp and still be in the production?
We understand that there will be occasional schedule conflicts. If these conflicts are brought up ahead of time, they may not present a problem. Depending on the number of days missed, the camper’s role may be affected.
What if my child decides not to stay in camp? Can we get a refund?
It is extremely rare that a camper decides to leave. However, in the unlikely event that your child is unable to continue with camp after the session has started, the registration fee is non-refundable. This is because once camp has begun, our costs are non-refundable. We use registration fees to pay for things such as staff, sets, costumes, site rental and equipment for the production.
What is your staff-to-student ratio?
We are anticipating around 35 students this year. We have 7 paid staff positions and will be seeking parent-volunteers to fill in additional needs. This provides a minimum of 1:5 staff-to-student ratio.
Are there any special supplies or clothes we need to bring?
Costumes are included in the cost of registration. Campers will be asked to provide costume footwear, leggings, special underclothes, etc. as well as any staple clothing items already in their closet.
What will auditions look like?
Once your camper is enrolled, he or she is guaranteed a part in the production. We will have a mandatory parent orientation followed by auditions on Saturday, July 6th from 1:00pm – 5:30pm. During auditions, each camper will learn a piece of choreography to perform in a group and by themselves. They will also learn a piece of the musical score. We will attempt to gauge the experience level and ability of each camper as they audition in the hopes of casting them in roles that will best serve them and the production. No headshots will be required.
My child has special needs. Can you accommodate?
We want to be as inclusive as possible. Please feel free to contact us via email to describe your situation and discuss whether this camp is the right opportunity for your child.