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Theatre Arts Training

In-Person Education Programming


Which grade do I register my student for? 

School year programming grade levels are designed for the grade your student is currently in. Summer camp programming is designed for whatever grade your student is entering in Fall 2022.

Can you meet my student’s access needs? 

We strive to create inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning environments for all young people and are committed to working with families to meet individual access needs. Contact us at education@childrenstheatre.org or 612.872.5100 to discuss your student’s needs and how we can best serve them.  

Is financial aid available?  

Yes, our ACT Pass program applies to all our education programming. You can apply here.  

What’s your refund policy for in-person camps?  

We want you to feel confident that you’ve chosen the best camp for your student and that your financial investment is protected in case of exposure or infection. Learn more here.

What should I bring to class? 

We recommend students bring a water bottle and any additional supports such as a manipulative that they’ll need to support their learning and engagement. 

To minimize the transportation of germs, we ask stuffed animals and favorite toys stay at home. 

Please note: to ensure the safety of all of our students, we have a strict no-nut policy for both peanuts and tree-nuts (including hazelnut products such as Nutella) and products that “may contain” peanuts and tree-nuts. 

What should students wear? 

Everyone must wear a face mask. Per CDC recommendations, fabric face masks must have two layers of fabric. Students are welcome to wear additional face shields, gators, or other PPE. We recommend students wear clothes that are comfortable and that they can easily move around in and shoes that strap on to their feet. For students wearing skirts and dresses, we suggest wearing some type of shorts or leggings so they can still move freely in all activities. 

My student cannot wear a mask. Can they come to camp if they have a doctor’s note asking for the exception?  

For the safety of all students and staff, students who attend camp and refuse to wear their mask, wash their hands, or observe social distancing will be dismissed from camp. No refund is offered if your student is dismissed from camp due to repeated violation of the COVID-19 policies. This policy exists to protect all students and staff. .  

In addition to COVID-19 precautions, how do you ensure child safety?

There is nothing more important to us than the well-being of the young people we serve. In support of that priority, over the last 33 years we have created a comprehensive set of practices designed to keep children safe. Those practices have worked for our young actors and for all of our organization’s participants; they continue to be a centerpiece of our culture and our day-to-day activities. This is an area where we will never say “enough” but will instead strive to be better today than we were yesterday and even better tomorrow. Among the key elements of our protections: 

  • Mandatory background checks, including criminal history and the national sex offender database, for every paid position prior to starting work and on an ongoing basis; 
  • A “rule of 3” so that no staff or volunteer should ever be alone with a student in a private space; 
  • Socializing with children outside of scheduled rehearsals, performances, classes, or CTC-sanctioned professional activities is strictly limited; 
  • We are a mandatory reporting organization, which means any staff member must report any suspicion or knowledge of abuse or neglect. 

How can my student perform on the mainstage? 

For select mainstage productions, CTC casts young actors ages 10+. Theatre Arts Training is not responsible for scheduling auditions or casting for the professional mainstage season. To find mainstage audition opportunities please click here. 

To help families prepare, Theatre Arts Training often offers workshops tailored to each show’s unique audition requirements. Watch the website and your email for details about upcoming Audition Workshops.