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Summer Theatre Workshops 2019

Summer Theatre Workshops for Ages 4-17 – Something for everyone!

We fill our summers with more than 40 week-long camps for students ages 4-17. Held across the Twin Cities metro area, there are more than 900 openings for kids to get creative and theatrical with us this summer!


Classes are filling fast, don’t delay.


Expand the section below to see the class offerings for each age range.

If you are interested in tuition assistance, you must submit a tuition assistance application prior to registering for the workshop. You will be contacted to complete registration after we process your application.

For your 4-6 Year Old

LOCATION: Hopkins Center for the Arts – 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343 
TUITION: $120 per student , per session


Crowns and Capes –  Some royal characters are big heroes and some superheroes are pretty fancy. We don’t want to choose, so let’s be both!  Join well-known princesses and superheroes like Belle, Rapunzel, Elsa, Elena, Tiana, PJ Masks, and DC Comic Kids. You could also meet new ones through books such as Not All Princesses Dress in Pink and BRAVE.

Animal Dance Jam – Welcome to your personal animal dance party! This summer we are hanging out with Baby Shark, Giraffes Can’t Dance, Secret Pizza Party, Flora the Flamingo, and Barnyard Dance. Together, we will get in the groove and shake our tails to these favorite stories and tunes.

Pigeon Presents! –  Mo Willems has created some of our very favorite books: the Pigeon books, Elephant & Piggie adventures, Knuffle Bunny, and Leonardo, the Terrible Monster series to name a few.  We are taking these hilarious characters off the page and onto the stage! With creative dramatics, voice, and movement, young actors will use their imaginations to tell a new story that even the Pigeon would approve.

Unicorns, Dragons, & other Sensible Pets –  Kids love their pets! Using our Actor’s Toolboxes, we will bring to life the tales of our favorite animals, inspired by books such as Best Pet of All, Goldilious, Unicorn Named Sparkle, Dragons Love Tacos,  and What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night.

Mermaids & fish Tales –  Hope you know how to hold your breath! We are going under the sea with our favorite ocean dwellers – Ariel, Dory, Rainbow Fish, Not Quite Narwal, and The Singing Mermaid. Your young actors will be flipping their fins, and creating a play of their own underwater tale using their voices, bodies, and imaginations!

Amazing Me – ONSTAGE! –  Building confidence, recognizing differences as strengths, and loving who we are starts here! There are lots of cool books that agree with us. Inspired by I Like Myself, Ellie, Happy Dreamer, A Color of His Own, Dream Big, I am Enough,  and Nerdy Birdy, your little ones will have a blast acting out their unique awesomeness onstage!


Family and friends are invited to a final showcase presentation on the last day of class.
For morning sessions, the showcase will take place on Fridays at 11:30 AM.
For afternoon sessions, the showcase will take place on Fridays at 3:00 PM.
Each student receives one voucher to any 2019-20 production.

NOTE: Students must be four-years-old at the start of the session to register

SCHEDULE (Ages 4-6)

For your 7-9 Year Old

LOCATION The FAIR School, Crystal Campus3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422
Please note the change of location to Fair School Crystal.
TUITION: $280 per student, per session


Positively Popstar  (sing and dance) – We love singing along to the radio, how about you? We are taking it a step further and adding a story to our favorite radio tunes. Inspired by Kidz Bop, RadioDisney, and other avenues of kid-appropriate pop music, we will work with students to adapt music from popular musicians to create unique musical stories for the stage.

The Greatest Showman’s Greatest Hits (sing and dance) –  The Greatest Showman is the big top musical that just won’t quit – and we don’t want it to!  We will “come alive” for the “greatest show” while we “rewrite the stars.”  Stages Teaching Artists will guide students as they create a tale using the popular movie as the starting point. “You are who you’re meant to be, this is me.“

Brilliantly Broadway (sing and dance) – Perform like the next big Broadway star! In this workshop, we will develop our “star-power” singing and dancing to our favorite musicals like The Lion King, School of Rock, Aladdin, Newsies, and Finding Neverland. Your young actors will learn songs and choreography from the shows, connect them through group-devised story, and gain confidence to take the stage!

Marvel Universe Mania (acting) – Calling all heroes! Something’s stirring in the balance for good and evil at Stages Summer Theatre Workshop and we need YOU to help save the day! Follow in the footsteps of Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow, and the other Avengers to create the ultimate superhero flick!

Diary Drama for Dorks and Wimpy Kids (acting) – Welcome to diary-style drama! Inspired by the book series of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, My Life as a Book, and Tales of a 4th grade Nothing, we are going to combine first-person narratives to make plays of real-life adventure!


Family and friends are invited to a showcase of skills learned on the Friday of each session at 2:30 pm in the theatre at FAIR School, Crystal Campus.
Showcases include all workshops for ages 7-13 and typically last an hour.

Stages Theatre Company does not provide meals or snacks. Please adhere to our nut free policies at all sites.

Extended Day Care is available before and after workshops. Please see Extended Care page for options and pricing.

SCHEDULE (Ages 7-9)

For your 10-13 Year Old

LOCATION:  The FAIR School, Crystal Campus3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422
Please note the change of location to Fair School Crystal.
TUITION: $280 per student, per session


The Triwizard Tournament (acting) – Hogwarts is back, big-time. With the Cursed Child debut and re-release of the Harry Potter series in graphic novels, it’s time to dig into the magical world with more gusto than ever. This summer we are holding the Triwizard Tournament between the most famous wizarding schools! Combining legends inspired by J.K. Rowling’s series with acting skills, your developing actor will explore adventure, intrigue, and the competing stories of this beloved world.

The Show Choir Camp (sing and dance) – At Stages, we love singing and dancing, so you better believe we are into Show Choir too. The Show Choir Camp provides
an outstanding opportunity to gain experience in this genre. By working with professionals, your young actor will develop greater musicianship, proper use of breath support, phrasing, interpretation, postures, stage presence, and the other disciplines needed in a show choir. The Show Choir Camp is appropriate for all abilities.

Graphix Gang (acting) – Following popular and enduring graphic novel series like Hey, Kiddo, The Amulet series, and The Babysitters Club, your young actor will learn to tell stories of family, friendship, conflict, and wild imagination. Geared for building storytelling and dynamic acting skills in your developing actor, this workshop will show the importance of just being you.

Broadway Today (sing and dance) –  The shows that fill Broadway in New York City are going to fill this workshop at Stages!  This summer, we are going to bring (appropriate) musical numbers and scenes from popular shows like Hamilton, Be More Chill, Once on This Island, and Mean Girls to life on our very own sound stage. Strong focus on developing triple threats – singing, dancing, acting!

Family and friends are invited to a showcase of skills learned on the Friday of each session at 2:30pm in the theatre at FAIR School, Crystal.
Showcases include all workshops for ages 7-13 and typically last an hour.

SCHEDULE (Ages 10-13)

For your 12-17 Year Old

Locations: PiM Arts High School – 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Tuition: $280 per student, per session

REGISTER  links to register will be live at noon on Tuesday, 1/29/19.

Write Here, Right Now – This summer, we want to ask our teenagers to dig into the world they live in to find inspiration to tell stories. Books such as  To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertelli will spark our imagination as we create and perform a play that is inspired by the young actors’ own lives, and hearts. Together we will create a safe place of creativity to form friendships, form new ideas, and tell important stories.

June 24 – 28, 2019
9:00 Am – 3:30 pm
Showcase: June 28 at 2:30pm
Tuition $280 per Student

Netflix Narratives – YouTube and Netflix Lab have changed the atmosphere for on-screen opportunities.  Teens are drawn to creating their own series and producing own content. We can help you with that! Acting for the Camera has technique to it and understanding genre of content helps emerging artists find their voice. Join us for a week of learning the tricks of the trade to make your own screen time.

July 8 – 12, 2019
9:00 Am – 3:30 pm
Showcase: July 12 at 2:30pm
Tuition $280 per Student

Next Stage- Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR.  

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT – To be added to the Wait List, click the Wait List button below and complete the form.

LOCATION:  The FAIR School, Crystal Campus3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422


Is your child ready for more than a week-long workshop, but either hasn’t broken through the audition process, or is considering entering the audition process? Join the Next Stage Company! We are offering the opportunity to do a full theatre production of Willy Wonka Jr. on the very same set that Stages Theatre Company will be running their summer production!

All actors will audition on day-one, be cast in a specific role, learn songs and choreography, perfect their parts over three weeks of rehearsal, get costumes, and have a public performance on stage at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. It’s the real deal! This performance is intensive for those young actors ready to build ensemble, grow their performance skills, and commit to a production process. We strongly encourage young male actors to join Next Stage!

July 22 – Aug 8 –  Mondays – Thursdays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 pm

Performances: Wednesday, August 7th at 7pm and Thursday, August 8th at 2pm.

There is no cost to attend performances of Next Stage.


Play In A Week

LOCATION: North Hennepin Community College – 7411 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

We are bringing Summer Theatre Workshops (STW) to you. Same curriculum, same performance standards, same levels of awesome fun!

Play In a Week brings all of our actors together in 5 days to cast, create, rehearse, and perform an original play for family and friends.

July 15 – July 19
Time 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Informal Performance for family & friends Friday, July 19 at 2:30 PM
Ages 7-13 Year Olds



CAST (Creative Accepting Sensory-Friendly Theatre)

LOCATION: PiM Arts High School – 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

CAST (Creative Accepting Sensory-Friendly Theatre), a leader in spectrum theater, is an education program created by Stages Theatre Company, dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment for children with Autism. In CAST students make new friends, explore deeper levels of communication and self-expression, and creatively work on social skills. In this special Summer Session, CAST Students will take over our stage, performing a full production that culminates in public performances. Directed by CAST lead teacher and professional theatre artist, Peter Morrow, CAST is a 3-week intensive starring your spectacular actor on stage!

CLASS SESSION: Monday-Friday
MEETING TIME: 9:30am-noon  (no class July 4 or 5) & Friday,  July 19-9:30am-3:30pm

  • Weeks 1 & 2- PIM Arts High School 7255 Flying Cloud Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344
  • Week 3- Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

PERFORMANCES: Friday July 19 (There is no cost to attend performances.)
School/Agency Performance: 10:30am
Family/Public Performance: 1:30pm      

TUITION: $300 per student


CAST programming at Stages Theatre Company

Stages & The Works

LOCATION: The Works Science Museum – 9740 Grand Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420
TUITION: $330 per student
$297 for Members of The Works or Season Subscribers


The Magic and Mystery Show – Stages Theatre Company and The Works Museum are partnering together for this 4 full-day camp, which will take place at The Works Museum in Bloomington. Campers will experience half their day with a STEM Instructor from The Works Museum, exploring and re-creating the science and engineering used in classic magic tricks and illusions. They will also work with a Teaching Artist from Stages Theatre Company for a half-day of theatre arts, using their actor toolbox to create, solve, and perform a dramatic mystery filled with the zaniest characters!

July 22 – July 25
9:00 am – 12:00 pm 6-8 Year Olds with The Works
9:00 am – 12:00 pm 9-11 year olds with Stages
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch for all ages
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Recess
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 6-8 Year Olds with Stages
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 9-11 year olds with The Works



We are excited to be expanding to so many different locations!
Now, let’s be clear where everyone is going. Click the location below for maps & directions.

Hopkins Center for the Arts – 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343 

*NEW LOCATION: The FAIR School, Crystal Campus – 3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422
Please note the change of location to Fair School Crystal.

PiM Arts High School – 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

North Hennepin Community College – 7411 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

The Works Science Museum – 9740 Grand Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420

*CHANGE as of 2/6/19 All classes originally scheduled for ARMSTRONG HIGH SCHOOL will now take place at The FAIR School, Crystal Campus.



Extended Day is available before and after workshops. See Extended Care info below for options and pricing.

HCA- Lunch Hour $50/ child 12:00 PM – 1:00 pm
FAIR School, Crystal : AM $45/child 7:30AM – 9:00am
FAIR School, Crystal : PM $35/child 3:30 PM – 4:30 pm
FAIR School, Crystal : Both $65/child 7:30 AM – 9:00 am / 3:30 PM – 4:30pm


REGISTER for Extended Day 7-13yr olds @ FAIR School, Crystal

REGISTER for Extended Day 4-6yr olds @ HCA

Links to register will be live at noon on Tuesday, 1/29/19.

Please note that any child left to wait more than 15 minutes before or after their session will be charged for extended day care. Thank you for your understanding.


Full payment is due at the time of registration

Price per Student, Per session Additional session, per same student
4-6 Year Olds $120 $100*
7-9 Year Olds $280 $250*
10-13 Year Olds $280 $250*
12-16 Year Olds $280 $250*
Next Stage ** $510
The Works ** $330 / $297
Play-In-A-Week ** $200


A $25 deposit (part of your registration fee) and all handling fees ($5 per class) are non-refundable.
No refunds for cancellations made after May 1, 2019.


**Next Stage, The Works, and Play-In-A-Week are not eligible for additional session discounts.

Register Online at OR Call the Box Office at (952) 979-1111, option 4, between 12 Noon and 6 pm, Tuesday-Saturday and register over the phone with a credit card.

Tuition assistance is available for all programs.  Please contact


In this Parent Portal, we have Tuition Assistance Forms, maps to schools, Emergency Forms, and general policy information.  Feel free to click the files below and get your questions answered!

PLEASE NOTE: STC does not provide meals or snacks at any location.  Please adhere our nut free policies at all sites.





How do I get Workshop information?

See homepage of our website or request an education brochure (Brochures available in pdf online!)

How do I register?

STC takes registrations by phone and online. If you are looking to pay via a payment plan, you will need to call the Box Office, the website will require you to pay in full.

How will I know if my child is registered?

You will receive a receipt and a confirmation packet of additional information 2-3 weeks after your registration has been received. If you register on the first or second day after registration opens, please allow for additional processing time.

What if I’ve lost my confirmation packet?

All confirmation packets and forms are on the website on the Parent Portal!

Is there a registration deadline?

STC takes registrations until the Thursday afternoon before each workshop.

What is your cancellation and refund policy for Summer Workshops? 

Cancellations made by families on or before May 1, 2019 will receive a full refund MINUS a non-refundable $25 registration fee per transaction (not per participant), and a $5 handling fee (per class).  There are no refunds for cancellations made by families after May 1, 2019  Any cancellations made by STC due to low enrollment will receive a full refund.

How can I find out about scholarships?

Scholarships are need-based and families who qualify for free and reduced lunch programs will typically qualify for our scholarships.  Families must complete a scholarship application form in order to demonstrate need.  Each application is reviewed individually, but our scholarship typically covers 50% of tuition OR offers a payment plan.  All scholarship inquiries can be sent to Matt,

Is my child supervised during the lunch break if I register for All Day?

4 to 6 yr olds: Interns staff those who register for lunch care. If not registered for care, an adult must be present for lunch if your child is registered all day.

7 – 17 yr olds: YES. Students must bring a sack lunch and will be supervised. Please pack two snacks and a lunch.

Is there a final performance?

Family and friends will be invited to a portion of the final day of each workshop for a sharing of skills learned.  Day & time are listed in your confirmation packet. Typically ages 7+ are at Armstrong on the Friday of their session at 2:30pm in the main theatre.  4-6 year old showcases take place on Friday as well, typically during the last half hour of class.

What do I need to know before my child arrives the first day?

You will receive written confirmation of your child’s registration along with important information (“What To Know Before You Come”) and emergency forms.  Please note that NO peanut products should be included in snacks or lunches for the safety of all workshop participants. Please refer specific questions to Nikki,

Is it possible for my child to be placed w/ a specific person?

We will take that information and make our best effort to meet those requests.  We typically group students according to age and/or grade. Specific requests should be made at least one week in advance and sent to Karin,

How strict is your age requirement?

A child must be the lowest age at the start of the session in order to register. Summer birthdays for rising grade schoolers get a case by case review. Please contact, if you’re looking for an age exception.

How many students are in the workshop?

4 to 6 yr olds:  28 students per AM or PM Workshop- (often divided into 2 groups based on age)

2 instructors + 2 interns per class plus + 1 administrator onsite per session

7 to 9 yr olds:  36 students per Workshop (often divided into 2 groups depending on age)

9 to 16 yr olds:  36 students per Workshop (often divided into 2 groups depending on age)

4 instructors + 2 interns + 1 administrator onsite per session

Is there a Waiting List available?

If there’s demand, we may be able to create additional workshops If there is a camp you’re really interested in – please sign up for the waitlist, either over the phone with the Box Office, or through the Website. If there is not an option to purchase GA (General Admission) that means the camp is full and the only option is to join the Wait List.


  • ONLINE: Easiest!!
  • PHONE: 952-979-1111 , option 4
  • IN PERSON: At the Box Office – 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343   12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Tuesday-Saturday


Full payment is due at the time of registration

Registration opened for Season Subscribers on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM      (Phone and Box Office only)

Registration opened for General public opened on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 12:00 PM     (Online, Phone and Box Office)

A $25 deposit (part of your registration fee) and all handling fees ($5 per class) are non-refundable. No refunds for cancellations made after May 1, 2019.

** If you’re interested in applying for TUITION ASSISTANCE, complete this application and return to Families who have applied and received an award letter can begin registering January 29th  at noon.

PLEASE NOTE: STC does not provide meals or snacks at any location.

Please adhere our nut free policies at all sites.

Stages Theatre Company is dedicated to creating a space where diverse opinions, courageous dialogue, and local, national, and international community engagement is not only valued, but vital to our shared artistic and  educational success. We make this pledge in the hope of curating a welcome home for all.

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