KidsMAT is a unique performing arts summer camp experience for children ages 5-15. Kids learn all aspects of theatre production including story and script development, acting, costuming, and technical aspects. Camps are held in various locations throughout northcentral Montana. Kids attend Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm culminating in a short production Thursday evening. Camps begin in the middle of June.

Camp fees include a t-shirt and water bottle. Scholarships are available.

For additional information, please contact
Angela (406-390-2729)

Summer 2020 schedule

Thanks to all of the particpants in this year's KidsMAT camps.

The 2021 schedules will be available in May.

MAT is committed to providing a safe environment for our participants and audience. Due to COVID-19, all KidsMAT camps will take place outdoors in public parks and the final performance will as well. 
In addition, all camps will be strictly limited to 25 participants. 
This year, all MAT interns, who run the camps, are local students so as to eliminate the risk of exposure from outside communities.  Finally, all materials needed to maintain cleanliness and sanitation will be available and safe practices will be implemented.

Download the Procedures and Participant Guide.


KidsMat Press

MAT opens theater camps, youth play auditions

June 11, 2019 By Rachel Jamieson, Havre Daily News

The local acting troupe is putting on its first KidsMAT Camp of the summer this week in Havre, followed by auditions Friday and Saturday for its youth production of “She Kills Monsters.”
Montana Actors’ Theatre Artistic Director Jay Pyette said the children’s theater camps are essential to MAT’s purpose.

First KidsMAT production opens tonight

By Derek Hann, Havre Daily News, June 14, 2018
“Dinosaurs in Space (with a couple of puppies)” is the first production of this year’s KidsMAT theater program series, set to run tonight in the Little Theatre on Montana State University-Northern’s campus, one day before auditions for the Montana Actors’ Theatre youth production.

KidsMAT summer camps let children try theater life

By Kristen Takeuchi, Havre Daily News, May 11, 2018
This summer, area children will have the opportunity to learn and experience life on stage, as well as backstage, during the the KidsMAT theater camp put on by Montana Actors’ Theatre.
A summer camp has been going on for around 20 years but it officially became an intern-led theatre camp called KidsMAT four years ago.

MAT expands summer youth theater camps

By John Paul Schmidt, Havre Daily News, June 2, 2015
The Montana Actors’ Theater KidsMAT youth camps have been bringing local children to the stage for almost 20 years and are now expanding across north-central Montana.

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