Dear DFT Community,
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Desert Foothills Theater has a new Director of Education! Sandi Carll comes to us with extensive experience in creating a vibrant theater education program that teaches and inspires the creativity of young artists. We are fortunate beyond measure to have her join our staff as we open our doors on stage, in classes, summer camps, and more. Our young actors are ready to learn, play, and return to the stage and we are preparing amazing opportunities under Sandi's wise, fun, and passionate leadership. Watch for the Summer Camp offerings soon!

See Sandi Carll Bio Here

Terry Temple
DFT Managing Director

Safe and Ready Return

Desert Foothills Theater and The Holland Center is observing every recommended safety precaution to bring live theater to the valley while keeping actors and audiences safe.

To this end, actors' temperatures are taken at rehearsals and hand sanitizing and masks are required. During stage performances, actors wear clear face shields.

The Holland Center, the home of Desert Foothills Theater is professionally cleaned and the theater receives and restrooms receive an additional cleaning before each performance. The audience size is smaller and theater seating is moveable to allow for social distance seating. Audience members are required to wear masks.

We understand and respect individual decisions about navigating our current health challenges. Our mission is to provide a safe, creative place for the community to gather while observing all recommendations and mandates. When you are ready, we hope you will join us. We will save you a seat!


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IN-PERSON camp sessions are full of acting, singing, and dancing ending with a performance! All campers will have fun learning musical selections from their favorite shows! 


  • Camper age groups are 5-8 years and 9-14 years

  • Monday-Friday, 9:00 am- 3:00 pm

  • Before/After Care available for an additional fee.

Musical Theater Camps include song favorites from:

"Aladdin"- June 7-18 (2 weeks)- $495

"Shrek"-June 21-July 2 (2 weeks)- $495

"Tangled"-July 12-16 (1 week)- $250

"Matilda"-July 19-23 (1 week)- $250

"Lights Up" Comedy & Acting Camp- July 26-30 (1 week)- $250

Questions? Contact Sandi Carll, Director of Education at

Safe, Healthy & Fun

We prioritize safety. In response to COVID-19, camp programs will incorporate health and safety guidelines recommended at the time of the camp. Daily protocols will include frequent hand washing, disinfecting and facility cleaning. Groups are limited to 20 campers maximum. 

Tickets Are Selling Fast!

Don't miss this next DFT performance on stage in downtown Carefree!
Synopsis: Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. 

"13" will be performed on the Sanderson Lincoln Pavillion in downtown Carefree, Thurs.- Sat. nights, April 15- 24. Tickets are $25 each for a night of entertainment under the stars!


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Desert Foothills Theater is a program of FCF

Desert Foothills Theater

Offices: 34250 N. 60th St./ Scottsdale, AZ, 85266
Phone: 480-488-1981


Performance Space

The Holland Center
34250 N. 60th St./ Scottsdale, AZ, 85266




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