Summer Theatre Workshops

Camps & Classes for Ages 4 - 17


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

WE LOVE SUMMER!

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 1,400 openings for kids to get creative and theatrical with us this summer!

WORKSHOP DIRECTORY

QUESTIONS?

For questions about Workshop Curriculum and In-Class Experience, contact
Megan Collins via phone: 952-979-1117 or
For questions about Registration, Friend Placement and Tuition Assistance contact
Matt Ouren via phone: 952-979-1112 or

Workshops for 4 - 6 Year Olds

Discover your actor tool box through creative play. Use your body, voice and imagination to tell a story!

Tuition: $120

per student, per session

Registration: Students must be four years old at the start of the session to register; students must also be potty trained by the start of the session, or an adult will need to stay in the building during workshop hours.

More Information for 4 - 6 Year Old Workshops


LUNCH CARE

Lunch Care is offered between the morning and afternoon session for your young actors. We do NOT recommend students take both the morning and afternoon sessions in the same week before they have attended a full day of school or daycare.
Current Kindergartners/Fall 2020 1st Graders: Want a FULL day workshop option? See Grades 1-3 below.

A Note on Last Day of Class Sharing

Family and friends are invited to a presentation of skills learned on the last day of each session.
  • Morning sessions showcase: 11:30 AM
  • Afternoon sessions showcase: 3:00 PM
  • Each student receives one child’s ticket to an upcoming Stages Theatre Company production.

    GRADES 1-3

    Work together to create and perform an original story using your actor tools!

    Tuition: $285

    per student, per session

    Registration: NOTE: To participate in the Grades 1-3 summer session, students must be enrolled in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grades in Fall 2020.

    More Information for Grades 1-3 Workshops


    Current Kindergartners/Fall 2020 1st Graders: Want a HALF day workshop option? See Ages 4-6 above.

    EXTENDED CARE

    Extended Care is available BEFORE and AFTER class.
    Morning Care Hours:
    8:00-9:00am Monday-Friday
    Afternoon Care Hours:
    3:30-4:30pm Monday-Thursday

    EXTENDED CARE COST

    Morning Care: $45/child
    Afternoon Care: $40/child
    Morning & Afternoon Care: $75/child

    A Note on Last Day of Class Sharing

    Family and friends are invited to a presentation of skills learned on the last day of each session in the theatre at FAIR School, Crystal.
    Sharing times will be staggered beginning no earlier than 2:30 PM.
    Details will be available on the first day of workshop.

    GRADES 4-6

    Develop performance confidence as you create characters and scenes as an ensemble.

    Tuition: $285

    per student, per session

    Registration: NOTE: To participate in the Grades 4-6 summer session, students must be enrolled in the 4th, 5th or 6th grades in Fall 2020.

    WORKSHOP LOCATION

    FAIR School, Crystal Campus -3915 Adair Ave North, Crystal, MN 55422

    Hidden within Hogwarts (acting)


    There is a mystery hidden within the walls of Hogwarts...and we have to solve it or face the Dark Arts taking over our school! With the release of the Harry Potter Illustrated series, it’s time to dig into the magical world with more gusto than ever. Combining our acting skills with the legends of this blockbuster franchise, your developing actor will choose a path to explore adventure, intrigue, and the origin stories of this beloved world.

    The Rise of the Heroes (acting)


    Notice how kids seem to be saving the world in an awful lot of shows and books lately? Inspired by the best-selling series, The Last Kids on Earth, and the final chapter in the Star Wars Saga, The Rise of Skywalker, we are going to create the perfect workshop for anyone who’s ever dreamed of starring in his or her own comic book, video game, or epic adventure. Gear up and help us save the world this summer!

    On Broadway (sing and dance)


    The shows that light up Broadway are at the center of this workshop, putting your actor right in the heart of NYC this summer. Newsies, Shrek, Beetlejuice, Waitress, The Lion King and more will come to life on our stage. With a strong focus on developing triple threats (singing, dancing, acting), we are going to bring (appropriate) musical numbers and scenes straight from New York City to Stages!

    Playlist Pandemonium (sing and dance)


    Your most epic playlist is about to come to life, as we dive into Spotify and hone our skills in performing with stage presence and musicianship. If you love singing, want to expand your song collection, and connect choreography to those smash hits, then this is the week for you. Creating and perfecting a playlist is an awesome way to bring new meaning and style to music. Are you ready to get creative and go for it?

    More Information for Grades 4-6 Workshops


    EXTENDED CARE

    Extended Care is available BEFORE and AFTER class.
    Morning Care Hours:
    8:00-9:00am Monday-Friday
    Afternoon Care Hours:
    3:30-4:30pm Monday-Thursday

    EXTENDED CARE COST

    Morning Care: $45/child
    Afternoon Care: $40/child
    Morning & Afternoon Care: $75/child

    A Note on Last Day of Class Sharing

    Family and friends are invited to a presentation of skills learned on the last day of each session in the theatre at FAIR School, Crystal.
    Sharing times will be staggered beginning no earlier than 2:30 PM.
    Details will be available on the first day of workshop.

    GRADES 7-12

    Deepen your skill set and focus your training with like-minded performers.

    Tuition: $285

    per student, per session

    NEW WORKSHOP LOCATION

    Chesterton Academy -1320 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

    Musical Theatre: Contemporary Broadway Squads


    Where do you belong…on Broadway right now? From Queens to mathletes, and even ghosts, we’re joining the Mean Girls, Beetlejuice, Six and The Prom squads this summer to hone your triple threat skills (singing, dancing and acting). Using (appropriate) material from these musicals and led by top Twin Cities professionals, this fast-paced, rigorous, and oh so fetch workshop will push your musical theatre performance to the next level.

    What’s Your Story? Genre Mash-up


    What stories catch your attention? Comedy? Realistic drama? Horror? Mystery? Fantasy? Sci-Fi? Or is it a mash-up of all of the above? This summer, we are diving into the genres that most excite us and the stories we want to tell. Led by students’ interests and inspirations, we will create brand-new plays guided by Stages Teaching Artists. We will work throughout the week in small group ensembles to write, act, design and perform world premiere productions for our audience.

    TikTok Theatre


    Whether you love it or you hate it, TikTok provides endless creative opportunity – and no one knows that better than teens! This summer, we’re going to discover what it really takes to go viral in the world of TikTok and create our own one-minute (or less) masterpieces. With sessions on acting for the camera, character creation, sketch writing and physical comedy, this workshop will be one for the screens.

    CAST Summer Showtime (Ages 10-17)

    3 WEEK EXPERIENCE


    Tuition: $300

    per student, per session

    WORKSHOP LOCATION

    JULY 27 - AUGUST 14: Hopkins Center For The Arts-1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

    A Note on Last Day of Class Sharing
    Performance: Friday, August 14th, 2:00 PM at Hopkins Center for the Arts.
    Students will have extended camp hours (9:30 AM to 3:00 PM) to include the performance.
    The CAST (Creative, Accepting, Sensory-Friendly Theatre) Program for youth with Autism, or other Sensory sensitivities, is taking over the stage again this summer! Directed by CAST Lead Teacher and professional Theatre Artist, Peter Morrow, and assisted by a team of AuSM-trained Teaching Artists, CAST students will work together to create a fully realized production. Students will design sets, costumes, puppets and projections, and rehearse their parts for 3-weeks, with the class culminating in a performance for family & friends!

    NEXT STAGE:

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr. (Ages 10-15)


    3 WEEK EXPERIENCE


    Tuition: $530

    per student

    To participate in Next Stage, students must be enrolled in the 5th through 9th grades in Fall 2020.

    WORKSHOP LOCATIONS


    July 20-23 and July 27-30 is at Chesterton Academy -1320 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
    Aug 3-6 is at the Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
    Ever wonder what it really takes to put together a full musical on stage? The Next Stage program offers a firsthand glimpse into the audition process, rehearsal process, tech process and opening night. Using the same set and stage as our summer production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr., Next Stage will spend three weeks in a performance intensive culminating in a final public performance at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Students will be cast in specific roles, learn songs and choreography, receive costumes, and work as a team to put together a theatrical production.
    Monday - Thursdays.

    Stages + The Works Museum

    (Ages 6-8 & 9-11)

    It was so much fun to partner with The Works Museum last summer, that we decided to add a second week of workshops!

    Spend half of each day with Works Museum Educators exploring science and engineering, and the other half of the day immersed in theatre activities with Stages Teaching Artists. Celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math this summer with Stages Theatre Company + The Works Museum.

    Tuition: $330

    General

    Tuition: $297

    For Member of The Works or Stages Season Subscribers
    The Works Registration
    Register via the links below. The Works Museum offers extended care and Friday Funday add-ons to make a 5-Day experience. Please note, when registering for our workshops at The Works Museum, you will be redirected to The Works website.

    WORKSHOP LOCATION

    The Works Museum -9740 Grand Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420

    S.T.E.A.M. Dreams (Ages 6-8 & Ages 9-11)


    Using our actor toolbox, and our engineering skills, we will explore stories, experiments and more using the tales of some of our favorite STEAM centered characters as a jumping off point. We have a lot to learn from some of our fictional favorites: in Rosie Revere, Engineer, The Most Magnificent Thing, The Dot and Ish! Join us as we learn, create and play this summer!
    Informal Sharing of Skills on Thursday, July 23rd at 3:30pm
    Please note, when registering for our workshops at The Works Museum, you will be redirected to The Works website.

    The Magic & Mystery Show (Ages 6-8 & Ages 9-11)

    Explore the science behind classic magic tricks and illusions, practice the fine art of distraction and re-create the engineering it took to pull off the most impressive of acts. However, since a magician is nothing without strong performance skills, we’ll create, solve, and perform a dramatic mystery filled with zany characters!
    Informal Sharing of Skills on Thursday, August 20th at 3:30pm
    Please note, when registering for our workshops at The Works Museum, you will be redirected to The Works website.
     

    REGISTRATION

    TUITION AND FEES

    An additional, non-refundable handling fee of $5 will apply to each workshop. A non-refundable $25 registration fee is included in each price.
     
     
    * Grades listed are RISING grades for the 2020-2021 School Year
    **Additional session student discounts are NOT AVAILABLE online. Please contact the box office directly by phone.
     
     

    REGISTER

    Beginning January 21 for Season Subscribers & January 28 for the general public.
    Online via the links above
    By Phone: Call the box office at 952-979-1111, option 4 between 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Tuesday thru Saturday.
     
     

    TUITION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE

    Through our Open Door Program, we offer need-based tuition assistance for our fee-based programs, such as our Winter and Summer Theatre workshops, Creative Play Academy and Acting Conservatory.
    For questions about Tuition Assistance contact
    Matt Ouren via phone: 952-979-1112 or
    Please email filled out form or mail to:
    Stages Theatre Company, Attn: Open Door Program, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
     

    POLICIES

    Receipts


    A receipt noting the class title, dates, times, and tuition paid for the workshop(s) will be sent to the email address of the purchaser of the workshop in the order in which they are received.

    Confirmation Packet


    Approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the workshop, a confirmation packet will be emailed to the purchaser of the workshop. Included in this packet will be information on what to wear, what to bring, what to expect on the first day, and a secondary confirmation of the class title, dates, and times. There will also be instructions as to how to request placement with a friend.

    Emergency Contact & Permissions Form


    If registering online, the Emergency Contact Form will be completed at the time of registration, prior to payment. If you are registering over the phone with the Box Office, you will complete this form verbally over the phone. If at any time you wish to change or update this form, call or email our Box Office (952) 979-1111 option 4, or tickets@stagestheatre.org

    Tuition Assistance


    Tuition Assistance is available through our Open Door Program. Tuition Assistance applications are available on our website. Complete by January 21, 2020 to ensure earliest processing and registration.
    For more information and to access an application please visit: www.stagestheatre.org/accessibility, or contact Education Registrar at 952-979-1112 or by email at mouren@stagestheatre.org.

    EXTENDED CARE


    Extended Morning and Afternoon Care is offered for
    Grades 1-3 & Grades 4-6 workshops.
    Morning Care Hours: 8:00-9:00am Monday-Friday
    Afternoon Care Hours: 3:30-4:30pm Monday-Thursday

    EXTENDED CARE COST


    Morning Care: $45/ child 8:00-9:00am
    Afternoon Care: $40/child 3:30-4:30pm
    Morning & Afternoon Care: $75/child 8:00-9am & 3:30-4:30pm

    LUNCH CARE


    Lunch Care is offered for Ages 4-6 workshops at Hopkins Center for the Arts, and FAIR School, Pilgrim Lane. You must send a packed lunch for your child in addition to two snacks (morning and afternoon). Lunch will not be provided.
    Monday-Friday, 12noon-1:00pm, staffed by our trained STW interns.
    $50/child/week

    Cancellations & Refunds


    Cancellations will be accepted if submitted by May 15, 2020. The tuition will be refunded in full, less the $5 handling fee and $25 registration fee. Due to the high volume of Summer Theatre Workshop registrations, we are unable to accept cancellation requests made after May 15, 2020.

    Last Day Sharing


    All Summer Theatre Workshops end with a sharing to showcase skills learned throughout the week. Sharing will take place on the last day of class. Specific details will be provided the week of workshop.

    Contact Us


    For questions about Workshop Curriculum and In-Class Experience, contact Megan Collins, mcollins@stagestheatre.org, (952) 979-1117; for questions about Registration, Friend Placement and Tuition Assistance contact Matt Ouren, mouren@stagestheatre.org, (952) 979-1112.