Shakespearean Youth Theatre

A nonprofit organization

Become part of the legacy. 
Support Shakespearean Youth Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season 2023-2024!

Theater is a community event. 

YOU are an extraordinary community. Together, you have created 20 years of life changing experiences for young people in the Twin Cities! Thank you for investing in the young people who enliven our communities  and grow our future. 

Make the Pledge: $20 for Season 20! 

Become a monthly supporter at $20/month for 20 months and become one of SYT's Season 20 Legacy Investors! 

Our Goal: 200 Legacy Investors

Together, 200 Legacy Investors will raise $80,000 for Shakespearean Youth Theatre's future and keep the magic alive onstage for the next generation of storytellers and creative explorers.  Art happens when communities come together to make it happen. Thanks for being part of this extraordinary community. 

Questions? We'd love to hear from you! Please reach out to Managing Director Maria Signorelli at to learn more about the history and future of Shakespearean Youth Theatre, and to find out how you can get involved! 

About Shakespearean Youth Theatre

Young Artists. Classic Plays. Extraordinary Storytelling. 

"SYT did a good job at training me in Shakespeare, and a better job at helping me believe in myself." - Current Student

An inclusive community of young artists. Shakespearean Youth Theatre (SYT) celebrates the artistic contributions of artists ages 13-19.  At SYT, we believe in the power of storytelling to change lives and transform relationships between young people and their communities. 

What does your gift do? With your help, SYT will....

1. Produce three extraordinary theatrical experiences for audiences of all ages: King Lear at the Gremlin Theatre in April 2023, The Comedy of Errors at the Crane Theatre in July 2023, and Love's Labour's Lost also at the Crane Theatre in Summer 2023! 

2. Share SYT productions with students ages 7 - 12 via our Shakespeareance series. Students spend the morning exploring a play with SYT Teaching Artists, and attend the production in the evening! 

3. Support SYT production artists and teaching artists with equitable pay, ensuring the future of theatre is vibrant, accessible, and inclusive for artists of all backgrounds. 

" I have appreciated the confidence that being a part of SYT has built in me. I feel seen for what I bring to the shows... It’s nice to have our strengths acknowledged. 
Actor, Season 17 and 18

Audiences of all ages love SYT! 

Here's just a few of the things audiences have to say about SYT productions.... 

  1. "If you think you don't like Shakespeare, this director and these actors might just change your mind." 
  2. "WOW!" - Christopher (Age 6)
  3. "This is the way Shakespeare is supposed to be done!"
  4. "I've never seen Shakespeare like this before... with actors of any age." 


About SYT

Full-length Shakespeare productions. Professional design and direction. Transformative experience for audiences ages 9-99. Thank you for gathering, laughing, crying, and making art together for 18 years. 

Shakespearean Youth Theatre empowers teens to share their experiences with our community through the stories of William Shakespeare. This company has thrived thanks to you -  an incredible community off students, parents, audience, alumni, and supporters.

We invite you to join our community and transform lives by creating life-changing arts experiences for teens.

"I don’t think I fully understood what it meant to have a second home before I started SYT, or what it meant to have a group of people become your home. SYT does indeed do its job in providing an outstanding education in Shakespeare, but it also manages to teach us all about what it means to be a person in this world. And, hopefully, how to be a good one." --Current Student

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2300 Myrtle Ave, STE 240, STE 240 Suite #240
Saint Paul, MN 55114



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