Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

420 E Main St
Anoka, MN 55303

Custom workshopsSchool Day MatineeGetting there

Located in the heart of historic downtown Anoka, Lyric Arts Main Street Stage offers a full season of live theater, including musicals, dramas, comedies, and children’s productions as well as intimate live music events as part of their Music in the ‘Burbs Concert Series. The cozy 228-seat bowl-style theater with comfortable stadium seating ensures that there isn’t a bad seat in the house!

Lyric Arts’ lobby boasts a concession stand and bar, serving wine, beer, candy, soft drinks, fresh-popped popcorn, Caribou Coffee, and other hot beverages, all of which you can take right into the theater with you.

Box Office: 763-422-1838
Email: info [at] lyricarts.org


Homeschool workshops

Lyric Arts no longer offers workshops for indivdual homeschool families but does offer after-school workshops starting as early as 2:30pm. See below for information about scheduling custom workshops for your homeschool group:


Custom workshops

Take advantage of theatrical education at the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage! Young actors build important real-life social skills like cooperation, creative problem-solving, and leadership while learning more about theatrical terminology and the artistic process of rehearsal and performance.

Lyric Arts will design a workshop or series of workshops to meet the needs and interests of students ages 2 and up), working with you to custom-tailor a program that works with your schedule and learning goals. Lyric Arts will provide the teaching artist, classroom and/or performance space, and all materials – including access to our sets, costumes, props, lights and more!

Example topics:

  • Acting
  • Audition Prep
  • Creative Play (PreK)
  • Improvisation and Sketch Comedy
  • Musical Theater
  • Private Coaching
  • Shakespeare (study and performance)
  • Spoken Word and Playwriting
  • Student Productions
  • Technical Theater and Design

Don’t see the topic you want? No problem! Lyric Arts has experience in designing a wide range of curriculum beyond the topics listed above.

Target age range: options for preschool through teens, most workshops require no previous experience

Minimum group size: 6
Maximum group size: 50

Cost per child/student: ranges from $5 to $10 plus ticket price if seeing a show
Cost per adult/educator: ranges from $0 to $10 plus ticket price if seeing a show

Sibling policy: All children in attendance must be enrolled in and meet the age guidelines for the program.
Parent/guardian/educator policy: Lyric Arts Main Street Stage seeks to create a safe space that encourages students to be creative and to build self-confidence. Adults observing in the room during the workshop can be distracting for all students. Observation may be allowed during the first day, with prior permission from the instructor. Parents are welcome to wait outside the classrooms in the halls. Please contact Education Director, Cassandra Proball, at 763-233-0804 regarding students with special needs.

For more information, contact Cassandra Proball, Lyric Arts Education Director at 763-233-0804 or cassandra [at] lyricarts.org.


School Day Matinee

Group ticket rates, tour/workshop field trips and workshops before or after mainstage performances.

Lyric Arts Company provides high-quality theatrical experiences with School Day Matinee performances of their “Mainly for Kids” productions. These selections are specifically designed to entertain students while introducing them to the performing arts and classic storytelling.

Cost per child/student: $8
Cost per adult/educator: $8, 1 free chaperone ticket for every 12 student tickets purchased

School Day Matinees are available for school bookings until 2 weeks prior to the start of the production. At that time, if tickets are available, they will be offered to the public at a cost of $10 per ticket.

Minimum group size: 10
Maximum group size: unknown

Reservations are for general seating. No tickets will be issued. Your reservation guarantees your seats. Seating in the theater is based on group size.

For more information, contact Cassandra Proball, Lyric Arts Education Director at 763-233-0804 or cassandra [at] lyricarts.org or visit lyricarts.org/school-day-matinees/


Getting there

Parking Information: Lyric Arts has its own free parking lot at the corner 5th and Main. Enter from the alley south of Main Street. Space is limited so we suggest arriving at least 30 minutes before show time. On-street parking is also available on Main Street, 4th Avenue, and Monroe Street (one block south of Main Street).

Driving Directions: Located at the corner of 5th Avenue and Main Street in Historic Downtown Anoka, approximately 30 minutes north and west of Downtown Minneapolis.



Information subject to change. Please check with Lyric Arts Main Street Stage for the most current information. Last updated on Mon, Aug 15, 2016.