Summer Vacation Theater Workshop - Lausanne

In a nutshell

3 hours a day, Monday to Friday, 9am to 12pm.

  • July 1 to 5, 2024 for 8- to 13-year-olds

Location: Rue de Sébeillon 1 - 1004 Lausanne

Price :
  • Theatre course only: 290.00 | Mo-Fr | 3 hours per day
  • Theatre course + 2nd activity: 490.00 | Mo-Fr 6 hours per day (requires choice of 2nd activity, subject to availability)

Course given by our excellent teacher Mirko Rochat, comedian and stand-up artist from French-speaking Switzerland.

Possibility of grouping with another workshop in the afternoons, with pick-up during the lunch break (bring your own picnic). To do so, select one activity for the morning and one for the afternoon during the registration process.

Register now and ensure your child a summer filled with laughter, joy and fulfillment by clicking below. Places are limited to guarantee optimal personalized support.

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Jeff F. - 5 stars on Google

Excellent lessons with Mirko <3 He listens and is very attentive to the needs of his students. My daughter loves him and his classes, and will do it again next year!


Give your child the unique opportunity to discover the world of theater during the school vacations with our workshops in Lausanne, specially designed for 8 to 13 year-olds. Supervised by the talented Mirko Rochat, young comedy explorers will plunge into a creative adventure, where scenic expression and self-confidence develop in harmony. This summer camp is much more than a simple activity; it's a chance for them to immerse themselves in the world of performance, to learn, experiment and have fun, while taking advantage of the vacations to broaden their creative and social horizons. Don't miss this enriching opportunity to help your child blossom on stage and in life.

Course program

Our theater workshop in Lausanne offers a captivating and enriching program, specifically designed to stimulate children's imagination and creativity during the vacations. Focusing on a variety of theatrical activities, our participants will discover the pleasure of improvisation and interpretation through fun, interactive methods. From day one, they'll be immersed in a world where body and words intertwine to bring fascinating stories to life, allowing each child's fantasy and imagination to flourish without limits.

At the heart of our program is the development of expressive skills and stage mastery. Children will learn to channel and express their emotions constructively, while working on their stage presence and body language. Through workshops designed to encourage self-expression and self-confidence, our trainees will explore the different facets of acting, from voice to posture to movement. This holistic approach guarantees comprehensive, diversified learning for children of all levels.

Finally, the course encourages collaborative learning and teamwork, key elements of this universe. By participating in group projects and sharing their creative ideas, children will have the opportunity to bond, learn from each other and develop a strong sense of humanity and mutual respect. Each day, the course offers thematic workshops that vary to keep the children engaged and interested, offering them a complete and unforgettable experience that will enrich not only their theatrical skills but also their personal development.

Section FAQ - Holiday Theatre Workshop in Lausanne - Children and Teens

Who is Mirko Rochat and what is his experience with young actors?

Mirko Rochat is a renowned comedian and stand-up artist, who has been passionately teaching at Apolline for the past two years. Appreciated for his dynamic approach and his ability to arouse theatrical enthusiasm in children, he accompanies each student in exploring his or her creative potential. His biography and shows, available on his personal website, testify to his experience and dedication to the dramatic arts.

How can I register my child for the course and what are the payment terms?

Registration is easy: click on the registration button at the top of the page or in the dedicated section below. You can combine this workshop with another activity to offer your child a full day of creative immersion. After registration, you'll receive a confirmation email and an invoice. Payment is required to confirm your child's place and guarantees an exceptional theatrical adventure. Don't wait to register your child! Limited places are going fast.

How big are the groups?

We limit our groups to 10-14 students to ensure personalized attention and a quality experience. This class size is ideal for tailored individual attention, while allowing enriching interaction between participants, stimulating creativity and personal development.

Can this course be combined with other vacation courses?

Absolutely, children can sign up for other artistic workshops to make up full days of learning and fun. Pick-up and drop-off is provided during the lunch break (for children enrolled in full-day activities only). Children's picnics must be provided by you.

Is the course suitable for beginners?

Yes, our workshops are open and suitable for everyone, whether your child is a beginner or already has theatrical experience. Each participant is encouraged to explore and develop their talents at their own pace, in a caring and stimulating environment.

What measures are in place to ensure the safety and well-being of children during training courses?

The safety and well-being of our students are paramount. We strive to maintain a safe and welcoming environment, with constant supervision. Regular breaks and constant attention to individual needs ensure a safe and fulfilling experience.

Do I need to provide a meal for my child?

Only if your child participates in a full-day program with two activities. In this case, we ask parents to provide a picnic lunch. Careful supervision is provided during the lunch break to ensure that all children eat and rest properly before resuming afternoon activities.

How does the course foster individual creativity?

Our program is designed to awaken and nurture each child's creativity. Through a variety of improvisation exercises, role-playing and character building, we allow each youngster to express themselves freely while learning to value their uniqueness. Personal exploration and the discovery of new forms of expression are at the heart of our teaching.

What is the cancellation policy?

We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise. For cancellations made up to one week before the start of the course, we offer a full refund. For cancellations made less than a week in advance, we will refund 50% of the total amount. This policy is designed to offer a degree of flexibility while respecting the organization of the courses.

Will there be a final show for parents?

The workshop culminates in a short show prepared by the children during the week. Parents are warmly invited to attend this presentation on the last day of the workshop to celebrate the work and progress of each young actor. It's a moment of sharing and pride for the whole family.


Courses Duration Price
1 week - 1 activity 3 hours a day 290.00 CHF
1 week - 2 activities 6 hours a day + lunch break 490.00 CHF

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For extra-curricular activities, families can benefit from a 10% sibling discount for the second and subsequent children enrolled in our camps.

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