Children's Theatre Company

2400 3rd Avenue SouthMinneapolis, MN
Phone: (612) 874-0400Website: Visit Website

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s largest and most acclaimed theatre for young people and serves a multigenerational audience. It creates theatre experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire for more than 295,000 people annually. CTC is the only theatre focused on young audiences to win the coveted Tony Award® for Outstanding Regional Theatre and is the only theatre in Minnesota to receive three Tony® nominations (for its production of A Year with Frog and Toad). CTC is committed to creating world class productions at the highest level and to developing new works, more than 200 to date, dramatically changing the canon of work for young audiences.

CTC’s engagement and learning programs annually serve more than 93,000 young people and their communities through Theatre Arts Training, student matinees, Neighborhood Bridges, and early childhood arts education programs. ACT One is CTC’s comprehensive platform for access, diversity, and inclusion in our audiences, programs, staff, and board that strives to ensure the theatre is a home for all people, all families, reflective of our community.


Children's Theatre Company summer camps are open for registration. They have different themes every week with a full summer of exploration ahead! Camps begin on June 5th with offerings every week for grades K-12.

Summer Adventures camps focus on dramatic play to explore characters, settings, and themes with an interdisciplinary approach.

World Premiere camps focus on creating original scenes or plays through acting exercises, group brainstorm, and improvisation.

Stagecraft camps use visual art such as puppets, scenery creation, or props as a starting point for theatrical creation.

Showtime camps rehearse and perform from existing scripts.

Musical Theatre camps rehearse dances, scenes, and songs from existing musicals.

Actor’s Labs and Design Labs are half-day camps designed for students interested in intensive training in acting or learning more about design.

Pre-professional camps are specifically designed for students who have a demonstrated commitment to their craft as performers.