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Kids are never too young for culture. You can find something in the Twin Cities for every age group!
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
Description: Bringing a taste of the arts to the community. See details about productions on their website.
Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Description: Come see what all the talk is about and enjoy the plays, musicals and dramas of this world-class theater.
The Jungle Theater
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
Description: View American Indian carvings and petroglyphs along this trail.
Macphail Center For The Performing Arts
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
Description: They present special concerts just for kids that are memorable and engaging.
Mixed Blood Theatre
Description: See a multicultural production or a drama from their "Family Series".
Old Log Theatre
Description: See a contemporary comedy or a family show.
Park Square Theatre
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
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)
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
Description: See children from 4 to 16 sing, dance and act in performances and workshops.
Stages Theatre Company
Description: The Stages Theatre does workshops and eductional programs in addition to presenting family friendly theater productions.
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
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
Description: Adults and children get the chance to perform together in this community theater
Commonweal Theatre Company
Description: Check out their annual Ibsen Festival or enjoy their summer workshops for teens.
The Guthrie Theater
Description: The Guthrie has three stages presenting theater classics. A great place to introduce your child to the fine arts.
Penumbra Theatre Company
Description: The Penumbra presents insightful and entertaining productions from an African American perspective
The Mounds Theatre
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
Description:The Ordway plays host to a wide range of Broadway shows, dance performances and music concerts.
Description: See a musical, concert or dance performance at this Auditorium on the Campus of St. Catherines.
The Schubert Club
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
Description: This Avant-Garde theater presents several productions each season. See their website for prices and productions.
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