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

To young people, schools and families in our community, SteppingStone Theatre for Youth is the place where a three-year-old, a 12-year-old or an 18-year-old is taken seriously as an artist, and as a person who is shaping our world. Every experience at SteppingStone Theatre for Youth is designed to honor the cultural, emotional, and artistic legitimacy of Student Artists. Youth are learning to transform the world that they live in with help from SteppingStone Theatre 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


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

View our mainstage shows.


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.


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.

Scholarships Available

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