- Online Registration
- Phone: Please call us at 256-539-6829 and we will take your registration via phone.
Class/Camp fees may be paid by cash, check, or credit card. Students are registered upon receipt of registration and payment in full. Payment plans may be arranged through the office if necessary.
Online registrants should receive automatic confirmation via email. For those who register via phone, a confirmation email will be sent within five business days.
Email is the primary form of communication from Fantasy Playhouse. It is your responsibility to ensure that FPCTA has the correct information on file.
Classes fill quickly! We recommend registering online. If a camp/class is full, please sign up for the waitlist online.
Students are in age appropriate groups within their class/camp. Group size is approximately 10-20 for classes and 15-25 for summer camp, with adequate faculty coverage for larger groups to ensure that all students receive individual attention. If a class or camp session does not meet minimum enrollment it may be cancelled and you will be notified by email/phone. We will make every effort to find class placement for all students. Younger students admitted by permission of instructors.
DROP OFF and PICK UP
For classes at Fantasy Playhouse
For your child’s safety, please come into the building to bring your child to class and to pick your child up at the end of class. If an emergency arises, please call our office at 256-539-6829. Parents will be assessed a late fee if students are picked up more than 10 minutes after a class ends. If anyone other than the person stated on the Registration Form needs to pick up your child, please notify the office and they will have to show proper ID before taking your child home.
For classes at Bob Jones High School – Summer Camp
DROP OFF procedure- Please enter the parking lot at the security booth located near the sign ‘Bob Jones High School’; pull your car up to the back of the building, our staff will guide you to our “kiss-and-ride” style drop off point where we will meet you at your car and safely escort your child into the building. Please look for our staff in purple shirts. For First Day Check-In on Monday, please park and walk your child to the Check-In area.
PICK UP procedure- We will NOT use the “kiss and ride” procedure. Please park and walk to the designated area located inside the theatre lobby to check your child out with our staff. If an emergency arises, please call our office at 256-539-6829 or our camp cell phone at 256-808-7864. For our Full Day Camps and Showcases, students not enrolled in After Care MUST be picked up promptly at 3:00p.m. Parents will be assessed a late fee if students are picked up more than 5 minutes after a camp day ends. If anyone other than the person stated on the Registration Form needs to pick up your child, please notify the office and they will have to show proper ID before taking your child home.
SUMMER CAMP CELL PHONE: 256-808-7864. Camp phone is only active from 8:00am – 5:30pm for BJHS camps. Please call Fantasy Playhouse for information about our other programs.
For classes “At Your School”: The dismissal procedure will be determined by the school’s policies.
Students MUST be picked up promptly at the end of their class time. Excessive late pick-ups may result in your child being dismissed from the class for the semester with no refund granted. For the safety of our students, Fantasy staff is not allowed to leave students unattended.
Camps/Classes at Fantasy: A $1 fee for late pick-ups will be assessed every minute starting 5 minutes after the camp/class ends. After 5 minutes, students who have not been picked up will be walked to our lobby/aftercare area and can be picked up from there. Payment will be billed to your card on file.
For classes “At Your School”: A $1 fee for late pick-ups will be assessed every minute starting at the end of your class time. Payment will be billed to your card on file.
LUNCH/SNACKS for CAMPS
Full Day Camps and Showcases: Two meal breaks are scheduled each day. Please send lunch, snack and drinks for your child each day. No peanut/tree nut products please. We are a nut free zone.
Half Day Camps: One snack break scheduled each day. Please send a snack and drink for your child each day. No peanut/tree nut products please. We are a nut free zone. Campers staying for a full day of fun with a morning and afternoon camp are welcome to stay for a supervised lunch. No peanut/tree nut products please. We are a nut free zone.
As we often have several students with severe food allergies, we ask that food not be shared. Siblings’ lunch/snacks should be packed separately.
FPCTA does not provide food or drink.
BEFORE CARE / AFTER CARE for CAMPS
We offer Before Care and After Care for the following camps: Fall Break Camp, Spring Break Camp, and Summer Camp. Care is provided by FPCTA staff in our camp environment. Students will be able to participate in relaxed activities, age appropriate movies, and arts & crafts. They may also bring a book or gaming device to enjoy during this time. Registration: 24 hours notice is required via email or phone. Payment is due in full prior to the day of care. Refunds: If you would like to pick your child up early, you are welcome to do so. However, there are no refunds for unused time. A fee will be assessed for late pick-ups. Cancellations: Subject to a $15 processing fee. Snacks: FPCTA does not provide food or drink. Please provide additional peanut free/tree nut free snacks and drinks for After Care.
FINAL PRESENTATION / SHOWCASE
Accounts must be in good standing or students will not be allowed to participate in final class presentations and/or performances.
SHOWCASES / ADOPT-A-SCHOOL
Students are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances.
Full and partial tuition assistance is available and awarded on the basis of financial need. Please contact Candice Cooper at 256-539-6829 to receive an application.
FPCTA reserves the right to cancel a class/camp due to insufficient enrollment. In the event FPCTA cancels a class, the student will receive a full refund. Participant cancellations made more than 2 weeks prior to the start of class/camp will receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. No refunds/credit granted to participants who cancel less than 2 weeks prior to the start of class/camp. Transfers are subject to availability within the same semester, must be made two weeks prior to the class/camp date, and incur a $25 transfer fee. Tuition for classes/camps cannot be transferred between sessions or mainstage tickets. All cancellations must be made in writing.
There will be a $30 fee for any checks returned by the bank.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
NEW POLICY: FPCTA will cancel classes based on both Huntsville City Schools and Madison City Schools. If one district cancels, then FPCTA will cancel classes. We will post cancellations on our Facebook page and website. FPCTA does not make phone calls of cancellations due to inclement weather. If you have additional questions, please call the office at 256-539-6829 to find out if we are closed.
We observe the same holiday schedule as Huntsville City Schools.
Due to the nature of our classes, we do not offer make-up classes. If you know your child will miss a class, please contact the office. No refunds granted for missed classes. We do not guarantee that classes cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control (e.g. weather, power outage, etc.) will be made up.
Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy reserves the right to use photos and videos taken in camps, classes, workshops and performances for promotional purposes only.
FPCTA are made up of qualified teaching artists who are professionals in their fields. FPCTA Faculty have had an Alabama State criminal background check and are CPR certified. Meet our Teaching Artists. Faculty class assignments are subject to change without notice to parents and students. No refunds granted due to change in faculty.
STUDENTS with DISABILITIES
Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy makes its programming available to everyone, including students with physical, developmental or cognitive disabilities. Please contact Candice at 256-539-6829 if you have questions and/or to determine that this is the right class for your child. If a student’s disability proves to be in any way beyond our staff’s capabilities, we may recommend that a student discontinue the class, and a pro-rated refund will be granted.
Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy strives to make the theatre a fun and safe learning experience for your child. Therefore, we reserve the right to remove a student from activities permanently due to inappropriate or disruptive behavior with no refund granted.
QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT:
Candice Cooper, Education Director, 256-539-6829 or email Candice.Cooper@FantasyPlayhouse.com