Creative Arts

Ages 7-12 
Must have completed 2nd grade, but not 7th grade.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is still available for Session 2, July 22 - August 9. Email John Stark at for more information.

Full Season: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday, July 1 - Friday, August 9  
Session 1: Monday, July 1 - Friday, July 19  
Session 2: Monday, July 22 - Friday, August 9

Creative Arts will not be in session on Thursday, July 4 or Friday, July 5.

Enrollment will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until the programs are full. A non-refundable deposit of $150 per session ($300 for full season) is required to secure your child's enrollment. The remaining tuition balance will be billed in March and must be paid before the beginning of the program.

Child playing guitar outside

Creative Arts | Ages 7-12

Creative Arts introduces younger children to the basic principles of visual and performing arts in a safe, non-competitive environment. Creative Arts is for children currently in grades 2-6. The program runs daily from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.

Through daily hands-on workshops in music, art, dance, and drama, each child will discover and strengthen their own powers of imaginative self-expression. In addition, children will participate in a variety of team-building games and activities. An open-house performance for families and friends is scheduled at the end of each three-week session.

Early Tuition Pricing (deposit received on or before January 15)      
Session 1 or Session 2│$1,550      
Full Season│ $2,800

Regular Tuition Pricing (deposit received after January 15)      
Session 1 or Session 2│ $1,700      
Full Season│ $2,975

Financial aid is available. You can request a copy of the financial aid form through the registration process.

Tuition includes lunch and instruction from 9:00am - 4:00 pm. Before / After Care is available from 8:00-9:00am and 4:00-5:00pm for an additional cost. PLEASE NOTE: there will be no Before Care offered on the first day of Session 1, 7/1, and no After Care offered on the last day of Session 2, 8/9.

Please email or call Tufts Children's Theater Director, John Stark, with any questions at or (617) 627-3488.  

Program Policies

  • Children should come to Creative Arts in play clothes that can get dirty. Children must wear shoes at all times and we strongly urge closed-toed shoes. There will be days when the children will have water play in the afternoon. We suggest that your child(ren) bring sunscreen, a bathing suit, shoes that can get wet, and a towel each day. If your child must bring a cell phone to Creative Arts, please be advised that children are strongly encouraged not to use their phones during the day, especially during workshops and other instructional times. If you need to reach your child during the day, please call the office at 617-627-3493.

  • For the children’s safety, guests are never allowed at the Creative Arts. Parents are welcome to visit, but due to limitations of space, arrangements should be made in advance. There will be an open house performance at the end of each session to which parents and friends will be invited.

  • We will eat in the University Dining Hall every day, the cost of which is included in the tuition fee (children should not bring any additional money for lunch). There are a wide range of choices available, and we have found that the food options can accommodate everyone. If your child has any serious dietary restrictions or allergies, please let us know before the start of Creative Arts.