Talespinner will return to the stage once state and federal officials have given the all clear to gather with others and TCT has solidified a health and safety plan for our guests and artists. Keeping everyone safe is our top priority. Thank you for your support!

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.

Upcoming 2020 Class Sessions

Sign up today for Virtual Puppet and Mask Camps!

We are bringing Puppet and Mask Camp right to your own home. This year we will offer TWO sessions of our week-long camp, the first session focusing on marionette puppets, the second on paper mache masks. Each week comes with a craft kit that will include all of the materials needed to create your masterpieces.

In addition to detailed printed instructions, you will receive instructional material via video on the Monday of camp. There will be enough videos so you can watch one every day! Or if you are super excited you can watch them all in one sitting, and then over and over.

You can also join us for two live and interactive class sessions during the week where campers learn in real time with their teachers, culminating with a “Zoom and Tell” on Friday.

The dates:

Puppet Camp - June 22nd - 26th
Recommended for Ages 6-13
Live Zoom Classes - Wednesday, June 24th and Friday, June 26th - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Mask Camp - July 20th - July 24th
Recommended for Ages 6-13
Live Zoom Classes - Wednesday, July 22nd and Friday, July 24th - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Curbside pick up will be available the Thursday evening and Saturday morning prior to each week of camp. More details and scheduling upon registration.

The supplies included:

  • Two crafts per kit (2 different puppets or masks)
  • All crafting supplies needed, including basics like glue and scissors.
  • Written instructions

Fees:

$75.00 for your first kit, $50.00 for every additional kit purchased per household - this can be your kit for the second week, or additional kits for multiple children in a household. Scholarships are available.

Please contact Artistic Director, Katelyn Merold, at kc.tctorg@gmail.com for more information on these or with any other questions you may have about our camps.

Registration:

Register using this Google Form. After registration, you will receive an invoice via email with payment options for your Camp Kits. The subject line will be "You received a new invoice" and it will be from Talespinner Children's Theatre, invoicing@messaging.squareup.com.

We look forward to making at-home theater magic with your young artists!