Children's Theatre Company

2400 3rd Avenue SouthMinneapolis, MN
Phone: (612) 874-0400Email: education@childrenstheatre.orgWebsite: 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.

2021-2022 Season

Annie - November 7, 2021-January 9, 2022

Bina’s Six Apples - January 9-February 13, 2022

Circus Abyssinia: Tulu - January 18-February 13, 2022

Something Happened in Our Town - February 27-March 27, 2022

Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical - April 22-June 18, 2022


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 6th with offerings every week for grades K-12.

Theatre Arts Training is a process-based program dedicated to providing professional theatre experiences and education to build curious, creative, and confident young artists and people. We are more interested in what happens along the journey, from the first day to the last, than in a polished product. With this focus on the education experience, our camps take place in classrooms and rehearsal halls, not on stages.

Summer Adventurers are full day camps for grades k-3.  Summer adventurers focus on dramatic play to explore characters, settings, and themes with an interdisciplinary approach, including visual art, movement, books, and music.        

Summer studio offers full day camps for grades 4-12 with multiple creative opportunities.  World Premiere with a focus on creating original scenes or plays through acting exercises, group brainstorm, and improvisation. Stagecraft, which 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.