Educational Programs
CTC’s education programs are training for the stage of life and reach tens of thousands of young people, from early learners to young adults. Theatre Arts Training (TAT) offers classes and camps in musical theatre, voice, improvisation, and acting and provides scholarships for students in need. Taught by professional actors, composers, choreographers and other professional artists, TAT offers the most opportunities for actors age 2-18 in the Twin Cities.

Neighborhood Bridges is a critical literacy program founded in 1997 by CTC Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius and scholar Jack Zipes. Through three developmentally-specific branches – Neighborhood Bridges (grades 3 and up), Building Bridges (kindergarten), and Early Bridges (preschool) – this nationally-recognized program uses storytelling and creative drama to help children develop critical literacy skills and transform them into storytellers of their own lives. Bridges is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national model for arts education.

In partnership with Howard University, CTC also offers an Arts Administration Fellowship. The Arts Administration Fellow receives mentorship from seasoned professionals in marketing, development, business, and production management over the course of the season.