Shakespearean Youth Theatre

A nonprofit organization

Our Story 

A world-class education in Shakespeare for the young artists of today.

An inclusive artistic community for young artists. Shakespearean Youth Theatre (SYT) empowers young artists to express their experiences and perspectives with audiences of all generations through the stories of William Shakespeare.  

Opportunities Change Lives

At SYT, we believe in the power of storytelling to change lives and transform relationships between young people and their communities. 

"SYT has made me more confident! I have learned how to unapologetically take up space." - Student, Season 13

“We have seen our son come alive and blossom while participating in SYT. So thankful for the opportunity to watch him  grow!” - Parent, Season 14

Thank You, Sustaining Members! 

From day one, you have made this community of young artists thrive thanks to your incredible commitment and generous support of SYT. You are the reason SYT will survive this challenging and uncertain time and continue to create life-changing opportunities for years to come – thank you for all you continue to do to bring excellent theatre opportunities to young people all over Minnesota. We look forward to continuing to lift up youth voices throughout our community together with you. We're so glad to have on our team. Thank you.

“Not gonna lie, this was totally the highlight of my summer. I obviously had nothing to do during corona and finally when I got the email from SYT being like ‘Hey... We’re actually doing this production!' I was like, 'Thank God!'” -SYT Ensemble Member, Season 17


About SYT

Full-length Shakespeare productions. Professional production value. It's not youth theatre - it's theatre for all audiences, featuring young artists. We make art together. 

For the past 16 years, Shakespearean Youth Theatre has empowered 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.

Our Story

SYT was founded in 2004 by two moms (the source of all great things) who wanted to create extraordinary theatre opportunities for their kids and communities. 16 years later, we're still committed to that founding vision - supporting young people to share their experiences and perspectives with our community through exceptional and groundbreaking theatre.  

Invest in the Future of the Theatre

SYT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and we rely on the generosity and support of our incredible Twin Cities community members to continue our programming and further our mission to empower, challenge, and inspire all young people to create groundbreaking theater through education, performance and ensemble-based collaboration. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help SYT offer high-quality, transformative arts training into the future.

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Significantly impacted by pandemic


550 Vandalia Street Suite #306



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