Theatre Education


Lakeshore Players Theatre arts education programs include a range of classes and workshops for adults, after-school classes for K-5, in-school residencies where Lakeshore Players Theatre brings the theatre right into the schools, plus fun summer programs.


Theatre arts education integrates life and learning through experience. Comprehensive classes are led by professional teaching artists to enhance creative expression while developing useful life skills. Lakeshore Players is thrilled to offer classes and workshops for all people, all ages, and all abilities. 




Thanks to donations from Lakeshore Players supporters and foundations, limited financial assistance is available in the form of partial scholarships. To apply, download and complete a scholarship request form, and we will do our utmost to honor your request.

Apply online or download our printable form.



Important Notes

  • Pre-registration is required for every program.

  • Capacity is limited and classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • A class may be cancelled due to low enrollment.

  • If a class is cancelled, your registration fee will be returned.

  • Payment must be received for registration to be confirmed.

  • Registration will be confirmed by email.

  • Sorry, we cannot pro-rate, refund, or issue credit for missed classes.

  • We know plans change! If you have to cancel, we can only issue a credit if you let us know at least a week before the class start date.

  • Students must wear clothes and shoes that allow for movement.


Contact Molly Weibel, Education Director at 651-478-7432 or

fall 2019 CLASSES






Are you going out on Halloween?  Well, whatcha gonna be?  A wizard?  A princess?  A zombie?  A giant hotdog?  Whatever you are, come join us as we all work together to make up a story that involves all our characters . . . or things.  Even if you aren’t going Trick-or-Treating, you can still make up a costumed character and join in the fun with us.  The story the children come up with will be turned into a play, rehearsed, and performed for family and friends during the last class period.  Children are encouraged to come up with their own costumes, even store-bought ones, but costumes can be provided if need be. Perfect for beginning and experienced actors alike!


Day & Time: TUESDAYS from 4:15-5:30 pm

Dates: October 15th, 22nd, 29th, November 5th, 12th

Showcase Performance: Nov. 12th at 5:00 pm

Educator: Rudd Rayfield

Cost: $95/student



THE FIRST RUN OF THE Hogwarts Express

The Wizarding World didn’t have trains, even magic ones, until the Muggles did.  And so, one day, the Hogwarts Express left Platform 9 ¾ for the very first time, and a young Albus Dumbledore was on board.  Climb aboard for this original short play and find out who is on the train with him, and whether or not they decide to dabble in Dark Magic (of course they do), and if Albus and his friends can save the day (they probably can).  Children will help decide the roles they are cast in, and the play will be rehearsed, and performed for family and friends during the last class period.  If your family will be out of town during Thanksgiving Week, don’t worry, it will not seriously disrupt the rehearsal process.   All materials provided.

Day & Time: TUESDAYS from 4:15-5:30 pm

Dates: November 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17

Showcase Performance: December 17th at 5:00 pm

Educator: Rudd Rayfield

Cost: $95/student






Lakeshore Players Theatre is thrilled to offer a new program for students interested in pursuing their passion for theatre and honing their craft.


Emerging Voices is a workshop and performance series that pairs Twin Cities Professional Theatre Artists with a performance by Lakeshore Players Theatre for a night of incredible theatre education and conversation. Secure your spot today to ensure you won’t miss this incredible opportunity!


Each ticket to an Emerging Voices workshop night includes a workshop with a Twin Cities’ Theatre Professional, dinner hosted at LPT, a ticket to the current LPT performance, and a talk back with the cast and crew after the show.


Cost: $30 per workshop and includes workshop, dinner, a ticket to the show, and a talkback with the cast and crew afterwards.


to be announced

GYPSY || Sept. 21, 2019

Price: $30/student

to be announced

MIRACLE ON 34th Street

Price: $30/student

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