The Phipps Center for the Arts in downtown Hudson Wisconsin is half an hour east of the Twin Cities on I-94. The building overlooks Lakefront Park on the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. The center offers performances, art exhibitions, classes for adults and children, and summer camps. It strives to make the arts accessible to everyone.
Children's Theater at The Phipps Center
The theater produces four children's productions each year. The spring and fall shows cast middle school students (grades 7-9), and the winter production is by the high school students (grades 10-12). Each December, the theater also produces an inter-generational holiday show.
Children aged 4+ will enjoy these shows. Find upcoming shows on our Performing Arts calendar.
Classes and Camps for Kids
Children and adults can take classes in art, theatre, dance and movement. In the summer kids can participate in full and half-day camps in drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, art & nature, and more, as well as theater productions and dance. Classes and camps are available for kids as young as age 4 through adult. Find updated information on camps in our annual summer camp guide.
Birthday Parties at Phipps Center
Creative birthday parties or other group outings can be booked in the Ceramics Studio. Participants will create clay bowls, cups, and small sculptures. If they are 7 or older, they can try out the pottery wheel. Finished pieces will be fired by the studio and can be picked up within two weeks after the party.
To schedule a Ceramics Studio birthday party call 715-386-2305, ext. 103.
Gallery at The Phipps
The art galleries exhibit diverse range of art. Call the box office for open viewing hours.