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STAR (Summer Theatre Academy Rochester)

Summer Theatre Academy of Rochester (STAR) 2017

Mini-STAR Sessions        Price:  $90       Ages 5-6years
Through fun games and activities, students will be encouraged to use their own imaginations to create new characters and explore new worlds.  A great introduction to the theatrical arts.  Students may bring a daily snack.


June 12 – 16 (Five Days)
Red Session:  10am – 12pm


June 12 – 16 (Five Days)
Yellow Session:  1pm – 3pm


June 19 – 23 (Five Days)
Green Session: 10am – 12pm


June 19 – 23 (Five Days)
Blue Session: 1pm – 3pm



One-week Drama Sessions        Price: $200
Students, ages 7 and up, will be instructed on drama and movement.  After practicing these new skills, students will create a performance for family, friends, and the community on the Saturday following the last day of the session. All sessions are 10:00am – 3:00pm, Monday – Friday.  Students need to bring a lunch daily.

Ages 7 - 9 years:
Session A:     June 12 – 17    (Saturday show at 11am)


Ages 10-12 years: 
Session B:     July 10 – 15    (Saturday show at 2pm)


Ages 13+:
Session C:     July 24– 29    (Saturday show at 11am)



Two-week Musical Sessions        Price:  $400
Students, ages 7 and up, will be introduced to the magic of dance, music, and basic acting techniques.  The two weeks will be spent learning these essential theatrical skills and rehearsing a short musical that will be performed for family, friends, and the community at 11:00am on the Saturday following the last day of the session.  All sessions are 10am – 3pm, Monday – Friday.  Students need to bring a lunch daily. 

Ages 7-9 years:
Session 1:    July 10 – July 22 (Saturday show @ 11am)


Ages 7-9 years:
Session 4:    August 14 - 26 (Saturday show @ 11am)


Ages 10 – 12 years:
Session 2:    July 31 - August 12 (Saturday show @ 11am)


Ages 13 years and up:
Session 3:    August 7 - 18 (Friday show @ 5pm)



Film Production            Price: $400
Students, ages 13 and up, will spend two weeks developing a short film.  This session will include hands-on lessons in film development, acting on camera, and multi-media presentation.  A final screening of the film will be open to friends, family, and community.  

This session is 10am – 3pm, Monday – Friday.  Students need to bring a lunch daily.

Ages:  13 years and up:
Film Session:  July 24 - August 4  (Screening:  Friday, August 4 at 5pm)



The Rochester Civic Theatre Company is committed to providing affordable education to all students.  Scholarships are available for all our educational programming.  Applications are available upon request or via our website here.

Important information

  • Space is limited! Early registration is strongly encouraged.

  • Student enrollment is confirmed upon receiving payment for the session. A full refund will be given for cancellations received 30 days or more prior to the start of the session. Refunds will not be given for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start of the session.

  • All sessions take place at the Rochester Civic Theatre.

  • Scholarship applications are available for STAR sessions. Please see below.

  • Please contact Denise Ruemping at 507-282-8481 (ext 218) for more questions.

For Parents: Forms and Documents

Scholarship - Rochester Civic TheatreThe following is a list of forms and/or documents needed for Theatre Academy classes. Please find the forms and/or documents that correspond to your child's class/session and click the links to download. All forms may be turned into the Civic Theatre's box office or e-mailed to Education Director.

All STAR Sessions

Click to download "Rochester Civic Theatre Student Medical Information and Releases" *

* Any Student Medical Information and Releases form that is at least a year old must be replaced with an updated form.

Educational Programming Scholarship

Click here to download the application.
Fill out and submit your application to Education Director Denise Ruemping via e-mail or mail to:

Rochester Civic Theatre Company
Attn: Denise Ruemping
20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904