We build more than great sets.

GREAT Theatre builds life skills through stage skills for thousands of youth each year.

Beyond our on-stage performances, GREAT provides theatre camps, field trips, workshops, and other arts education programming that helps build confidence, trust, problem solving, analytical thinking, creativity, storytelling, and teamwork.

Why is this so important?

Young people who participate in the arts are four times more likely to:

  • be recognized for academic achievement
  • participate in a math or science fair
  • win an award for writing an essay or poem
  • participate in youth groups
  • perform community service

As the leading theatre arts education organization in central Minnesota, GREAT relies on community support to provide these experiences to everyone. No child is turned away because of inability to pay. Donations help provide summer camp scholarships, ($4,000+ just last year!), reduce the cost for school matinees, offset expenses for arts residencies, and give us the resources to provide more educational opportunities to more youth.

Support GREAT. Support Arts Education.

As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, all donations are tax-deductible!