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Our tween programs help young actors to continue to build a solid foundation while also providing opportunities for more experienced young artists to dig deeper into more specialized topics. 

We use tried-and-true as well as innovative theatrical exercises to encourage creativity, build confidence, and foster ways to work together as a group. 

Skills Workshops dig deeper into developing specific artistic skills such as developing a character, playwriting, technical theater and design, and more. 

Tweens will learn to think outside the box and express themselves artistically in new and challenging ways.  All levels of experience welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: For our Workshops, we combine the Tweens and Teens age groups together.

Skills Workshops

Acting Styles: Improv Skits

It's fun to fail!  In improvisation comedy, the name of the game is try and try again because you'll always be right as long as you try. Practice creating characters and sketch scenes on the fly by simply using impulses and a sense of humor.  There are no lines, no scripts, just imaginations!

JUN 19-24 from 9 am-4 pm | CLOSED

Acting Out 2: Realm of Peculiar Children

From the author's mid of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children comes this acting workshop where you are invited to learn these secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories in this deluxe volume of Tales of the Peculiar. In this next-level acting camp, young actors will act out scenes and themes to create their own peculiar performances based on Ransom Riggs' characters.

JUN 26-30 from 9 am-4 pm | COST: $275

Skills and Styles -- A One-Week Intensive (Ages 9-15)

Get a one-week intensive in our skills and styles workshops, we offer throughout the year!  Each afternoon is a new acting experience with a different acting coach devoted to specific acting skills and styles for both the stage and film. 

JUNE 13: Contemporary Acting
Learn how to break down scenes and discover how to get your characters into action using scenes from New York's newest plays.

JUNE 14: No Fear Shakespeare
Get an understanding of what makes Shakespeare's plays the most seen in American theater.

JUNE 15: Physical Interpretation and Stage Combat
Learn how to add physical interpretation to any character on stage.  This is an excellent day to strengthen character development techniques.

JUNE 16: On Camera Acting Techniques
Learn the basics of acting in front of a camera.  The differences between film and stage are lard and this day will break down what to do even in a camera audition.

JUN 13-16 from Noon-4 pm | COST: CLOSED


Register Online:  Online registration is open. Register here.

Register by mail:  Send a completed registration form plus a check or credit card information to:  Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, 420 E. Main St., Anoka, MN 55303.

Register by phone:  Call Adrian Lopez-Balbontin, Education Director at 763-233-0804 and pay by credit card over the phone Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.

Register by fax:  Fax a completed  registration form with credit card information to: 763-712-3206.

Browse our workshop pages to find something that interests you! If you have any questions, visit our FAQs page (scroll down to the workshops heading) or call our Education Director at 763-233-0804 for more details.