Educate. Challenge. Inspire.
CTC’s Student Matinee, Community Engagement and Theatre Arts Training (TAT) programs reach tens of thousands of young people of all ages, ranging from early learners to young adults. Our skilled teaching artists engage students and teachers within school classrooms and on site in our theaters and at our very own CTC McGuire Education Center.

Theatre Arts Training (TAT)
CTC’s Theatre Arts Training (TAT) program is designed to mold the next generation of theatre professionals in a guided, dynamic, studio-style program that is tailored to the needs of each individual student. Simultaneously, TAT offers an open-enrollment program which encourages exploration while creating for each individual student the opportunity to see the world through the diverse lens of the performing arts.
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Satellite Programs
Theatre Arts Training works in partnership with area non-profit institutions that serve families to create a theatre arts training programs in neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities. Please visit the following websites to learn more about these programs:
Academic Year:
Chaska Community Center:
Summer Camps:
Sabes Jewish Community Center (St. Louis Park):

Community Engagement
Steeped in our nationally recognized Neighborhood Bridges philosophy, the CTC Community Engagement team creates models that arts organizations, schools and educators utilize to animate teaching and learning and develop critical thinking through creative writing, storytelling and theatre arts. The Neighborhood Bridges philosophy informs each of our Community Engagement programs: the 31 week school age Neighborhood Bridges (currently serving grades 2-8), Early Bridges (serving ages 3- 5) and Theatre and Literacy Partnership (serving second grade). Our programming exists to promote accessibility and to deepen engagement with teachers and students locally and nation-wide.
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Children’s Theatre Company offers one of the most exciting Student Matinee experiences in the nation. Every production offers students a rich, literary experience while providing educators with a variety of curricular connections that helps to extend the classroom into the theatre.
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Be Part of the New Decade of Theatre Artists! Making the transition from the academic to the world of professional theatre can be tough. Making that transition without the benefit of practical learning experience with a reputable professional theatre makes it even tougher. Children's Theatre Company internships provide the opportunity to develop the tools you will need to move forward in your chosen field - observing on a daily basis with dedicated theatre professionals and collaborating together in the largest children's theatre in America.
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Contact Education

Contact for Theatre Arts Training
Ellie McKay
Phone: 612.879.5699
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Contact for Community Engagement
Tessa Flynn
Phone: 612.872.5165
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Contact for Student Matinee
Emily Joan Smith
Phone: 612.872.5166
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