We are excited to offer this awesome long-standing summer youth theater programming IN PERSON! Last year we pivoted with the uncertain times and went digital for the first time in 30 years of this fantastic camp, but we are crossing our fingers that this year we will be together again!

As with so many things in our world right now, gathering in person will be dependent on what is deemed safe by the CDC, Minnesota Department of Health, our teachers, and you. If for any reason classes cannot take place as scheduled, we will work with you to offer an online option, reschedule the program or refund you in full. 


Young People’s Theater Workshop (often referred to as YPTW) is in its 31st year of educational theater programming! YPTW offers experiences in creative drama and performance. Starting with a given theme, each age group works with a director to create, rehearse and perform an original script. These unique scripts meld together for a fun and exceptional show. Most mornings, students also attend theater arts and dance classes. Past Young People’s Theater Workshops have included such themes as Making Waves, Something Wicked this Way Comes, Passages and Break Down the Wall(s). The Young People’s Theater Workshop culminates with performances for the public. YPTW is a tuition based educational theater program.


YPTW is open to students entering grades 3-12. Students are placed in groups up to 14 students according to their age. All students come together for morning and end-of-day meetings.

Who will be working with the students? Bob Gregory-Bjorklund and Beth Breiland have both managed and lead the program when it’s in-person. YPTW staff includes theater artists, classroom teachers and highly-qualified theater majors.


2021 Summer Registration now open!
Please register through the Community Education website

(scroll down to the bottom of the Community Ed page for YPTW).*

YPTW Session I: 9:15 am-2:45 pm Monday-Friday, June 14-July 2, 2021*
YPTW Session II: 9:15 am-2:45 pm Monday-Friday, July 12-30, 2021*

Performances will be held during the third week of each session of the program. More information on the presentation of these performances will be coming.

*Dates are tentative while we work on securing safe in-person facilities. Stay tuned!


Young People’s Theater Workshop will most likely be held at either Northfield High School or Bridgewater Elementary School in Northfield. We are working with our community partners to secure and finalize the available classroom and other spaces.


  • “It was a wonderful experience! Thanks to the staff for their hard work.”
  • “YPTW was awesome, thank you so much!”
  • “Thank you for an amazing program! My son looks forward to it each summer.”


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More educational theater is available with our Purple Door Youth Theater program and youth classes held throughout the year.

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