Financial Aid:
YouthStage, Classes & Camps

To ensure funds are distributed equitably between applicants, we will have an open application period each session. After the application period ends, our Financial Aid Committee will review all submitted applications and award funds based on family need. Financial Aid offers will be sent out within one week of the application deadline.

Deadlines to Apply


Winter Break Camp: Apply by December 2, 2021
Click here for application.

Winter/Spring Classes: Apply by January 5, 2022
Click here for application.


Winter/Spring 2022 Apply by January 14, 2022.

Requirements for Application

Classes & Camps:
Financial aid applications must be filled out completely, including the attachment of tax documents (most recent tax return) or paystubs (three months' worth required). We will not process incomplete applications. If you are having trouble attaching documents to your application, email

Please include information for all parents/guardians who have full or partial responsibility for the enrolled child (whether or not they reside in the same household), as well as for all adults living in the household.

We cannot guarantee aid for late applicants, but we encourage you to fill out an application as we may be able to find additional funds after the first round of offers.

Returning YouthStage participants: You must also fill out an application here to reserve your spot in the program and desired section. Please note that Filling out a Financial Aid application does not guarantee your spot in a YouthStage program.

New to YouthStage: You may fill out a Financial Aid application now for your desired program (please indicate that you will be auditioning). If you are interested in taking a class if not admitted to YouthStage, please indicate the class in which you would like us to hold a spot.

If you are having trouble with your application, email

Financial Aid Policies

  • We do our best to help everyone with demonstrated need; however, financial aid monies available each term are limited. Most awards will be partial aid.
  • All applicants and recipients must re-apply for financial aid each session they are interested in.
  • Based on the number of applications received each session, returning financial aid recipients may receive a different amount of aid than they have in previous sessions.
  • Berkeley Playhouse reserves the right to award financial aid based on seniority in our programs.
  • Berkeley Playhouse does not discriminate in our awarding of financial aid based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation.