Des Moines Community Playhouse | Children’s Theatre Workshops
The Des Moines Community Playhouse is celebrating 100 years! For 100 years they have been providing a place for the community to gather to watch high-quality theatrical productions. Not only watch, but they encourage the community to audition and be involved.
Many may know the Des Moines Community Playhouse to catch a great show, but did you know that they offer a ton of children’s theatre workshops for all ages? Starting at the age of 4 there are opportunities for your child to participate and fall in love with theatre through the Des Moines Community Playhouse.
Friday Funday is offered once a month on Friday for children ages 4 to 6 years old at three different times.
Each month the focus is on a new story and is interactive for everyone. Your children will join the Clubhouse gang as they work to dramatize a story using their imaginations and fun props from the Magic Trunk. To make it even more special, your children will learn the ‘special’ handshake and pledge.
Some stories that are coming up include The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Little Engine That Could, and many more. Take a look at the complete schedule.
- Three times offered including 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
- $6 for all ages
- Reserved seating. You can choose seats online.
Spectrum Stories is for children ages 6 to 16 years old for certain weeks throughout the year. Each year the Des Moines Community Playhouse offers a fall, winter and spring session.
Every Saturday, during the sessions, children are invited to this theatre class experience designed for the unique interests and needs of students on the autism spectrum. Children will use storytelling, creative play, social interaction, and non-verbal communication, social skills, flexible thinking, self-expression, empathy for others and self-confidence.
You can choose to come to all the classes or just one! Take a look at upcoming dates.
- $5 per class
- Saturday’s 9 to 10 a.m. during each session
Do you have a teen who loves theatre or not completely sure they love it? Check out the Teen Workshops offered by the Des Moines Community Playhouse!
These monthly workshops are for kids in grades 7th through 12th grade. Each month there will be a hands-on workshop with Des Moines area theatre professionals. Take a look at the upcoming schedule.
- No experience needed!
- Workshops are 1 to 4 p.m.
- $9 fee
Camps + Day Classes
School is out! Now what? Whether is be winter, spring or fall break, the Des Moines Community Playhouse offers options for your children to use their imaginations while school is out.
All workshops and day classes are broken down by ages and early as preschool. This is a great way for teachers to really focus on what they may need to learn at their age level.
Take a look at all upcoming workshops and classes.