The Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas (YTCA) will host its annual Summer Intensive Program for young people grades 5-12 from June 5-July 15.

The program, to run Monday through Friday, is set for the Snow Fine Arts Center at the University of Central Arkansas.

The YTCA Summer Intensive Program includes the Junior Theatre Intensive for students in grades 5-8 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and the Senior Theatre Intensive for students in grades 9-12 from 1-4 pm.

This training culminates in rehearsed performances open to the public on Thursday, July 13, and Friday, July 14, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 15, at 2 p.m. in the Bridges/Larson Theatre.

UCA Theatre is dedicated to providing quality theatre training to the youth of central Arkansas. As the only university-supported theatre academy in the state for young people, YTCA offers preparation in a professional environment, on stage and behind the scenes.

Registration and fees are due by Wednesday, May 31. More detailed information and registration applications are available online at The general registration fee for this six-week program is $375. There are early bird specials, multi-child discounts and grant opportunities.

The Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas is an outreach program under the UCA Theatre. More information about UCA’s Theatre Program is available online at or by contacting Melissa Pearson, UCA Theatre Business Manager, at or 501-450-5092.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative Writing, as well as the School of Communication. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit or call ‪501-450-3293.