Youth Theatre Arts Classes

TCT offers three in-house Youth Theatre Arts courses per year. They take place on location at TCT—a 188 seat, ADA compliant theatre located on the eastern edge of the Detroit-Shoreway area of Cleveland's near west side.

Fall and Spring classes are held on Saturdays for eight-week sessions and are broken down in appropriate age groups and scheduled as follows:
Pre-school (ages 3-5) 10am to 11am
Kids (ages 6-10) 10am to 1pm
Early Teens (ages 11-14) 10am to 1pm

Through puppets, music, movement, improvisation, story-telling and acting, students develop communication skills, teamwork, confidence, and creative expression. Each session culminates with a student-created presentation for family and friends that gives kids a taste of what goes into producing and performing a show.

Summer Puppet and Mask Camp is open to kids (ages 6-10) and early teens (ages 11-14). The camp runs for one week, Monday through Friday. Students build puppets and masks, and write their own stories to perform for parents and friends at week's end. All masks and puppets made are theirs to keep.

2018 Class Sessions

Summer Puppet and Mask Camp — June 18th - June 22nd
Kids (ages 6-10) & Early Teens (ages 11-14)
Mon-Thurs 8:30am-3pm; Fri 8:30am-noon

Fall — September 15th - November 10th (no classes October 20th)
Pre-School (ages 3-5)
Saturdays 10-11am
Kids (ages 6-10) & Early Teens (ages 11-14)
Saturdays 10am-noon

Do you have more than one child interested in TCT summer classes? Ask about our “Sibling Discount!”

Fee Schedule

Spring and Fall Sessions:
Pre-school (ages 3-5): $100
Kids (ages 6-10) and Early Teens (ages 11-14): $225

Summer Puppet and Mask Camp: $200

A minimum of 50% is due upon registration, with the balance due on first day of classes. Payment may be made by cash, check, money order, Visa, or MasterCard.

To register and pay by check or money order:

  1. Call 216.264.9680 to register
  2. Make check or money order payable to: Talespinner Children’s Theatre
  3. Mail to:
    Talespinner Children’s Theatre
    Reinberger Auditorium
    5209 Detroit Ave.
    Cleveland, Ohio 44102

To register and pay by cash:

  1. Call 216.264.9680 to register
  2. Please do not send cash through the mail. We ask that any cash payment be made in person at the theatre.

To register and pay by Visa or MasterCard:

Register and pay online or call 216.264.9680.

For more information, or to ask questions, email us as , or call 216.264.9680.