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Theatres & Music Venues

Kids are never too young for culture. You can find something in the Twin Cities for every age group!

Ballet Arts Minnesota
528 Hennepin Avenue, Ste 208, Mpls, MN PHONE: 612-340-1070
WEBSITE: BalletArtsMinnesota.org

Description: In collaboration with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Ballet Arts Minnesota plays host to the Children's Nutcracker at the State Theatre in Minneapolis every November.

Bloomington Civic Theatre
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington, MN PHONE: 952-340-1070
WEBSITE: BloomingtonCivicTheatre.org

Description: Bringing a taste of the arts to the community. See details about productions on their website.

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W. Lake Street, MPLS, MN PHONE: 612-825-8949
WEBSITE: BryantLakeBowl.com

Description: A fun place to bring kids to see the Kiddie Cabaret & Improv and a puppet show. These events take place on weekends September through May.

Chaska Valley Family Theatre
1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska, MN

Description: A theatre that really involves its community members. Residents of the Metropolitan Area can audition to perform in theatrical productions.

The Children's Theatre Company
2400 3rd Avenue S., Mpls, MN PHONE: 612-874-0400
WEBSITE: ChildrensTheatre.org

Description: Enjoy one of six different productions from around the world on the Theatre's Main Stage or take one of their many theatre classes.

Circus Juventas
1270 Montreal Aveunue, St. Paul, MN PHONE: 651-699-8229
WEBSITE: CircusJuventas.org

Description: Have you ever dreamt of being a tightrope walker or trapeze artist? You can live the dream by studing these and many other circus skills at Circus Juventas.

CLIMB Theatre-CLIMB In The Community
6415 Carmen Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN PHONE: 651-453-9275
WEBSITE: Climb.org

Description: The group is best known for its educational touring theater groups which perform for children ages kindgarten through 12th grade and presents topics like friendship and respect in a dramatic presentation.

In The Heart of The Beast Puppet And Mask Theatre
1500 E. Lake Street, Mpls, MN PHONE: 612-721-2535

Description: This theater uses puppetry and masks to create productions based on contempory issues and values. They also offer free Saturday morning shows and workshops for families.

Jon Hassler Theater
412 W. Broadway, Plainsview, MN PHONE: 507-534-2900 WEBSITE:

Description: Come see what all the talk is about and enjoy the plays, musicals and dramas of this world-class theater.

The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S., Minnepolis, MN PHONE: 612-822-7063
WEBSITE: JungleTheater.com

Description: THe theater presents Saturdays for Jungle Kids with one-hour productions based on children's books. Tickets are $5.00. Call for schedule and advanced tickets.

Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site
27160 County Rd. 2, Comfrey, MN PHONE: 507-628-5591

Description: View American Indian carvings and petroglyphs along this trail.

Macphail Center For The Performing Arts
1128 LaSaile Ave., Mpls, MN PHONE: 612-321-0100
WEBSITE: MacPhail.org

Description: Enjoy free Early Childhood Arts programs for kids ages 6 to 8 years. October through May they offer kid-friendly concert on Saturdays in the lobby at 12:45pm.

Minnesota Orchestra's Young People's Concerts
Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Mpls, MN PHONE: 612-371-5600
WEBSITE: MinnesotaOrchestra.org

Description: They present special concerts just for kids that are memorable and engaging.

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St. Mpls, MN Phone: 612-338-4509
WEBSITE: MixedBlood.com

Description: See a multicultural production or a drama from their "Family Series".

Old Log Theatre
On Lake Minnetonka, Excelsior, MN Phone: 612-338-4500
WEBSITE: OldLog.com

Description: See a contemporary comedy or a family show.

Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place, St. Paul, MN Phone: 651-291-7005
WEBSITE: ParkSquareTheatre.org

Description: A popular destination for school field trips, they have an education-through-theater program that offers 7th thru 12th graders discounted tickets to shows.

The Sheldon Theatre
443 West 3rd Street, Red WIng, MN PHONE: 651-388-8700
WEBSITE: SheldonTheatre.org

Description: A Family Adventure Series brings your favorite fairytales and stories to the stage. They also feature music, dance, student variety shows, live-organ-accompanied black and white films and much more.

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO)
408 Saint Peter Street, St. Paul, MN

Description: Introduce your child to chamber music by attending The Family Concert Series at the Ordway or take your 3-6 year old to the Start The Music program were they can hear music and participate in hands-on activities.

Stagecoach Theatre Arts
3200 France Avenue, South Suite 4, St. Louis Park, MN PHONE: 952-929-1991
WEBSITE: Stage-School.com

Description: See children from 4 to 16 sing, dance and act in performances and workshops.

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Main Street, Hopkins, MN PHONE: 952-979-1111
WEBSITE: StagesTheatre.org

Description: The Stages Theatre does workshops and eductional programs in addition to presenting family friendly theater productions.

Steppingstone Theatre
314 Landmark Cente, 75 West 5th Street, St. Paul, MN PHONE: 651-225-9265
WEBSITE: SteppingStoneTheatre.org

Description: Does your child dream of being an actor/actress? The Steppingstone Theater teaches youth the art of acting by providing workshops, weekend classes and performances.

Top Hat Theatre
Plymouth, MN PHONE: 763-535-1162
WEBSITE: TopHatTheater.com

Description: This theater produces three family-friendly productions each year and also provides workshops and classes for youth ages 4-18.

Cental Minnesota Community Theatre
913 West Saint Germaine Street, St. Cloud, MN PHONE: 320-259-5463

Description: Adults and children get the chance to perform together in this community theater

Commonweal Theatre Company
206 Parkway Avenue North, Lanesboro, MN PHONE: 507-467-2905
WEBSITE: Commonwealtheatre.org

Description: Check out their annual Ibsen Festival or enjoy their summer workshops for teens.

The Guthrie Theater
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN PHONE: 612-377-2224
WEBSITE: GuthrieTheater.org

Description: The Guthrie has three stages presenting theater classics. A great place to introduce your child to the fine arts.

Penumbra Theatre Company
270 Norht Kent Street, St. Paul, MN PHONE: 651-224-3180
WEBSITE: PenumbraTheatre.org

Description: The Penumbra presents insightful and entertaining productions from an African American perspective

The Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Rd., St. Paul, MN PHONE: 651-772-2253
WEBSITE: MoundsTheatre.org or ThePortage.org

Description: An affordable theater to see a wide range of dramatic, musical and other cultural performances. Their Portage for Youth program helps support at-risk young women.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street, St. Paul, MN PHONE: 651-224-4222
WEBSITE: Ordway.org

Description:The Ordway plays host to a wide range of Broadway shows, dance performances and music concerts.

O'Shaugnessy Auditorium
College of St. Catherine, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN PHONE: 651-690-6700
WEBSITE: St.Kate.edu/O'Shaugnessy

Description: See a musical, concert or dance performance at this Auditorium on the Campus of St. Catherines.

The Schubert Club
302 Landmark Center, St.Paul, MN PHONE: 651-292-3267
WEBSITE: Schubert.org

Description: A nonprofit arts organization, the Schubert Club offers after school programs, a Musuem of Musical Instruments and eight concert series annually.

Theatre De La Jeune Lune
105 North 1st Street, Minneapolis, MN PHONE: 612-333-6200
WEBSITE: JeuneLune.org

Description: This Avant-Garde theater presents several productions each season. See their website for prices and productions.

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