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SteppingStone Theatre – Youth Theatre

Free Wi-Fi Available
55 Victoria Street North, Saint Paul, MN, 55104 United States
651-225-9265
Admission: $12.00
General Admission Tickets $12.00-$16.00
Limited Concessions Available
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SteppingStone Theatre, has three program areas: performances, education and outreach. Mark Farraro Hauck, whose work in local theatre has included Executive Producing Director of the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona MN and head of the theater department at Hopkins High School, stepped in as artistic director several years ago.

SteppingStone Office

SteppingStone Theatre, has three program areas: performances, education and outreach

 SteppingStone's Building

Located a couple blocks off of Grand Avenue, near to Hamline Law School on Victoria Street, Steppingstone has been housed in a beautiful historic building for years. However, in November of 2019 they announced they have begun the process of looking for new space. They expect this process to take a year or more and plan to go on as usual until then.

Image courtesy SteppingStone Theatre

Image courtesy SteppingStone Theatre

Stage Productions at SteppingStone Theatre

The Theatre produces family-friendly stage performances throughout the year. Their productions tend to be shows that promote diversity, cultural awareness and tolerance. In the past, I have found their plays a bit too challenging for younger children, and have chosen to take my middle grader. However, they added some special productions geared toward smaller children this year.

Upcoming Shows at SteppingStone:

We keep an updated calendar of kid-friendly shows on our Performing Arts Calendar. Find SteppingStone shows there.

Pay-What-You-Are-Able Performances

SteppingStone offers a Pay-What-You-Are-Able Performance for most performances. The suggested minimum is $5, but they want people to feel welcome no matter what price they feel able to pay. These tickets are first come, first serve and it is recommended that audience members arrive 30-45 minutes ahead. However, I've made this my rule of thumb, and sometimes I've sat in a mostly empty theatre until 10-15 minutes before the start time. If you are running late, and feeling adventurous, show up a little later and see what happens.


SteppingStone Classroom

One of the classrooms at SteppingStone Theatre

Classes and Camps at SteppingStone 

Both semester-long classes and summer camps are available for children 3 ½ to 16. Classes and camps can be found here. During the school year, look for Theatre Explorer Storytimes. Sign up for the whole program or just drop in for $5/family.

 

Making Puppets at SteppingStone

Membership at Steppingstone

New this year, Steppingstone is offering Circle of Supporters Memberships. They offer various levels with benefits to match your contribution. Levels and benefits tend to change from time to time, so it is best to check out the latest offerings at the link.


SteppingStone's mission statement focuses on developing the whole child through educational theater programs and fully staged productions. It strives to offer a non-competitive environment to help build self-esteem and confidence within a community that celebrates diversity.

SteppingStone Theatre's Mission Statement

SteppingStone Theatre's Mission Statement


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