Magic Circle Theater

Magic Circle Theater

Ages 11-16│Must have completed 6th grade, but not 11th 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 - Straight Play - The Many Disguises of Robin Hood: Monday, July 1 - Friday, July 19    
Session 2 - Musical Theatre - A Year with Frog and Toad: Monday, July 22 - Friday, August 9

Magic Circle Theater 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.

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. 

About Magic Circle Theater

Magic Circle Theater is New England’s oldest theater by and for children. Magic Circle Theater is for children currently in grades 6-10. The program runs daily from 9:00 am-4:00 pm for six weeks, July 1 -August 9, 2024. Magic Circle Theater emphasizes the importance of all members of the theatrical community and provides workshop time for students to deepen and expand their mastery.    

New this year, Magic Circle is offering two distinct sessions. In Session 1, July 1 - July 19, we will design, rehearse, build, and perform a straight play, The Many Disguises of Robin Hood. In Session 2, July 22 - August 9, we will do the same but for a musical, A Year with Frog and Toad.

Students will have the option to enroll in a technical theatre track or a performance track for each session that they join. This means more time deepening mastery, building community, and developing skills in their chosen discipline. In addition, students will participate in a self-selected workshop session each day aimed on expanding their artistry and exploring new opportunities across theatrical disciplines.

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 Magic Circle in comfortable clothes that they can get dirty. No sandals or open-toed shoes are permitted. If your student must bring a cell phone to Magic Circle, please be advised that students 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 Magic Circle. Parents are welcome to visit, but due to limitations of space, arrangements should be made in advance.

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