Stages Theatre Company & Theatre Royal Bath - International Exchange

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Aug 14, 2009 / 0 comments

A Theatre Exchange between Hopkins, MN and Bath, England

This summer, the Stages Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Bath - Young People's Theatre, are collaborating on an exchange program. The Stages Theatre Company has traveled to England, and soon Theatre Royal Bath - Young People's Theatre (the egg) will be arriving in Minnesota!

When did they leave?
Stages Theatre Company (STC) left July 5 and returned July 14.

Who went?
Eight conservatory students, one youth guest artist, one adult guest artist and three staff members

Performing schedule in Bath, England
July 9: 1:30 p.m.
July 10: 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
July 11: 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

All shows were SOLD OUT!

STC performed the fall 2008 hit, “How I Became a Pirate.”


how i became a pirate

Stages Theatre Company - How I Became a Pirate


Background information
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary season, Stages Theatre Company was founded in 1984 and since then has grown to become one of the largest professional theatres for young audiences in the country. We engage young artists with production themes relevant to their lives and create works featuring young people in meaningful roles. Through theatrical productions, workshops, conservatory classes and other outreach programs, Stages Theatre Company annually serves more than 120,000 young people and their families.

Theatre Royal Bath—Young People’s Theatre, the egg


Theatre Royal Bath

When are they arriving?
Acting students from the Theatre Royal Bath—Young People’s Theatre (TRB YPT), the egg, are arriving in Hopkins, Minn. Aug. 20 and are departing Aug. 30.

Performing schedule in Hopkins, Minn.
Aug. 26: 7 p.m.
Aug. 27: 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Aug. 28: 7 p.m.

The egg is performing Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.”


jungle book


Background information
Theatre Royal Bath Young People’s Theatre (TRB YPT) offers places for young people to participate in the process of making theatre. The YPT has 150 actors, 40 dancers, 20 technicians and 15 young writers , producing around 10 productions or events a year. The YPT is committed to producing excellent theatre with young people, by planning a considered programme of work using strong scripts, new writing and working with the best practitioners in our region.

Qualifications for international theatre exchange
STC Students had to complete a rigorous application process that included a narrative application, an interview and audition.

Each student must complete two years minimum of STC’s Acting Conservatory and be a sophomore in fall 2009.

What is the Acting Conservatory?
Conservatory is a comprehensive, 18-week training program that teaches students the necessary tools and techniques required to become a confident, skilled and thoughtful actor.

Enrollment choices
Center Stage is for ages 7 to 8 and Junior Conservatory is for ages 9 to 11. There is a choice of fall, winter or spring sessions. Participants may do one session or all three.

How do people sign up for Conservatory?
You can reach the Conservatory Director  at (952) 979-1106 or e-mail at info[at]



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