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Explore, create and collaborate

Our classes for adults and youth are designed for all interests and skill levels. If you’re looking to build on your previous stage or summer camp experience, dabble in theater just for kicks or improve your communication skills at work, we’ve got just the thing.

For adults (ages 18 and up)

Hello and welcome! Whether you’re a business professional looking to elevate your presentation skills or a theater artist wanting to expand your toolkit, we offer something for everyone through two sections of classes:

  • Exploratory Classes are ideal for all experience levels and designed to support personal and professional growth through theater-inspired offerings focused on communication skills, playwriting, dance, voiceover and more.
  • Our Performance Pathway offers multiple levels of actor training in a variety of theater disciplines from musical theater to stage combat. Build a foundation in voice, physicality and process in our Introductory classes, and then expand your craft through our Intermediate and Advanced classes and workshops.   

Payment plans and scholarships are available. View our adult classes FAQs here.  

For youth (grades 6–12)

Our classes and workshops for youth are designed to empower theater-loving kids and teens to be artists and lifelong learners while exposing them to the professional practices and community of the Guthrie. Unlike our summer camps and intensives, this programming occurs only on weekends and provides learning opportunities for youth throughout the year. Classes are introductory and have no prerequisite unless otherwise indicated. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Let us know at

Payment plans and scholarships are available. View our youth classes FAQs here.  

For Native artists

As part of the Guthrie's ongoing work with the Native community, we are offering free eight-week classes in acting and playwriting for Native community members who wish to grow their theater and storytelling skills. Participants must be high school age and older.

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April 11 – May 31
A playful world premiere 

Learn more about Emma


Destiny of Desire

May 30 – July 11
A switched-at-birth comedy 

Learn more about Destiny of Desire



June 20 – August 23 
A musical masterpiece 

Learn more about Cabaret