SteppingStone Theatre for Youth Development

55 Victoria St N
St. Paul, MN 55104

Homeschool classesStudent matineesGetting There

Remarkable things happen every day in SteppingStone's beautifully restored 100-year-old theater in the historic Summit Hill neighborhood: imaginations are sparked, minds are expanded, creativity and self-expression are brought distinctively to life.

SteppingStone Theatre works with local playwrights and composers to develop and write most of its plays, and premieres three or four new shows each season. The performers are children and youth aged 9 to 18 who work in a professional setting with some of the Twin Cities’ top theater artists for six or more weeks prior to opening night.

SteppingStone's proscenium stage provides great visibility from any seat.

Plays are chosen for both their educational and entertainment value, and Educational Resource Guides are available for most productions.

Each weekday matinee is followed by a question and answer session with the cast about the content of the show and the rehearsal process.

Phone: 651-225-9265
Email: info(at)

Homeschool classes

Description: Nurture the artistic and imaginative life of your child.

SteppingStone Theatre is committed to nurturing the artistic and imaginative lives of all children and believes students are creative beings. Children who have frequent access to high-quality Arts Learning opportunities strengthen their ability to build crucial life-skills in critical thinking, social/emotional development, physical awareness and a sense of Mastery. While emphasizing core values: creative exploration, mastery, compassion, and healthy self-control.

Target age range: for ages 2 years to 12 years

Cancellation policy: Minimum $50 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit for each class due at time of registration. Full amount of registration fees due 2 weeks before the start of class. Online registration requires full payment at the time of registration; this includes the $50 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit. Registrations canceled more than 2 weeks before the start of class receive a refund made by check minus the $50 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit. Registrations canceled 1 to 2 weeks before the start of class receive a credit for class registration minus the $50 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit; these credits may only used for classes at SteppingStone Theatre. Registrations canceled less than 1 week before the start of class receive no refunds; this includes cancellations made after the class has begun.

For more information, contact Megan Flod Johnson, Education Director, at 651-225-9265 or mjohnson(at) or visit

Student matinees

Individual homeschool families receive the same large group rate as other school groups, regardless of number of tickets purchased. This Homeschool rate is available via phone order only. Call 651-225-9265 and identify yourself as a homeschool family to receive the special discount $8 rate!

Weekday matinees are at 10am and 12pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

All shows are approximately one hour in length plus 10 minutes of discussion time.

Each school day show is followed by a question and answer session with the cast about the content of the show and the rehearsal process, a favorite for many young people.

Show study guides, programs, audition schedules, and other offers are available upon request.

Accessibility: SteppingStone Theatre is fully accessible. Please inform SteppingStone of any accommodation needs when you place your reservation.

Adult/educator/chaperone policy: For every 20 tickets purchased, receive 1 free educator/chaperone ticket.

Cancellation policy/Cancellation deadline: Payment must be made on or before the due date printed on your invoice. Reservations may be cancelled without penalty until the first payment due date. Groups are responsible to pay for any reservations cancelled after this date. There are no refunds. If you need to cancel your reservation, or reduce the number of tickets after payment has been made, SteppingStone will make an effort to exchange your reservation for another date or time of the same production. However, SteppingStone cannot guarantee ticket availability. Please contact SteppingStone immediately if you need to change or cancel your order, or if your payment will be delayed, so SteppingStone can help find solutions that will work for you. If you have students absent on the day of your performance, or have unused wristbands, retain them. They may be used to attend another performance during the current season, or applied to future group reservations. If weather prevents your group from attending, please contact SteppingStone immediately so they know not to expect you. SteppingStone will work with you to find another date for your group. It is extremely rare that SteppingStone Theatre would cancel a performance due to weather.

For more information, contact Lindsey Countryman, Audience Services Coordinator, at lindsey(at) or 651-225-9265.

Getting There

Parking Information: Inexpensive paid parking is available at the Grand Place Garage on the corner of Victoria and Grand Ave, just 2 blocks south of the theater (about a 5 minute walk). Out of courtesy to SteppingStone's neighbors, on-street parking on residential streets is discouraged. Please respect posted parking restrictions.

Driving Directions: Steppingstone Theatre is located on Victoria St between Selby and Summit Ave.

  • About 1 mile southeast of the Lexington Pkwy exit from I-94 east.
  • About 1 mile southwest of the Dale St exit from I-94 west.
  • About 1¼ miles west of the Grand Ave/Ramsey St exit from I-35E north.



Information subject to change. Please check with SteppingStone Theatre for Youth Development for the most current information. Last updated on Wed, Nov 29, 2017.