About Us

We Are SteppingStone Theatre for Youth


We Believe


Young people are artists, makers, and doers.

They need to belong and to contribute to their world. 

When young people make art together, they change themselves and the world around them for the better.

We Do


SteppingStone ignites belonging, generosity, mastery, self-advocacy, and inspiration by creating art with young people to share with the world.

At SteppingStone Theatre for Youth, we take young people seriously as artists. Each 3-year-old, 12-year-old, and 18-year old has the ability to shape our world through their unique perspective. That’s why every experience at SteppingStone honors the cultural, emotional, and artistic legitimacy of Student Artists. Here, youth are learning to transform the world that they live in with help from Teaching Artists, Directors, Technicians, Office Staff, and Donors like you.

SteppingStone Theatre focuses on developing the whole child through educational theater programs and fully staged productions. Our supportive, non-competitive environment helps youth build self-esteem and confidence in a community that celebrates diversity.

Our Program Areas


Mainstage

Our four show season features nearly 100 local performers ages 12–19 performing on stage and behind the scenes.

View our mainstage shows.

Education

Our classes have students that range in age from 18 months to 19 years olds that partake in semester-long classes and summer camps.

Explore our class offerings.

Outreach

SteppingStone facilitates curriculum-based artists-in-residence in schools, community education, and out-of-school programs across the Twin Cities and Minnesota. While also providing scholarship rates for Creative Learning classes and financial aid to schools attending MainStage performances.

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Accessibility

At SteppingStone, we strive to make our programming accessible to all.

Become a Member

Become a member today and enjoy discounts on classes and tickets for an entire year! Your commitment will support SteppingStone programs and scholarships for schools and student artists.