Youth Programs




ACT hosts a number of children's events and workshop. If you or your child wishes to take part, please see below for info on how or call 605-996-9137 Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm.  Monday hours vary. 


Summer Children's Theatre with ACT

We are very proud of the development and evolution of this program. It has become an all-student-produced play! Students in grades2-8 are welcome to participate as actors, and high school age volunteers are invited to apply to become directors. Students are taught the basics of putting on a production. Rehearsals begin in May and run each day 1pm-4pm. Two performances take place in June for parents, friends, family and others to enjoy everyone's hard work!

This program is free for all ages. 

2019 Rehearsal Dates:  Thursday, May 30th - Friday, June 21st (1-4pm, M-F)
2019 Performance Dates:  Friday June 21 and Saturday June 22, at 7:30

2019 Production: Camp Stowaways, by Tracy Poverstein - 

Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services


Parks N Rec Children's Theatre

2019 Rehearsal Dates: TBA

2019 Performance Dates: Friday June 28 and Saturday June 29, 7:30PM

2019 Production: TBD

​Fee: Please contact Mitchell Parks and Rec. Department for details (605) 995-8450


Dakota Players

This is a week long workshop available for children in grads K-8. Dakota Players, and outreach of the Black Hills Playhouse, will guide the young talent of Mitchell through a fun-filled, motivating week of theatre magic. Auditions are on Monday, rehearsals are each night for the rest of the week, with performances on Friday and Saturday nights. Children are taught the basics in all aspects of theatre.  This program is free of charge to participants.

Production: X is for Zebra
Rehearsal Dates: February 24-29, 2020 

Auditions will be held Monday, February 24th from 3:30-5:30. A half hour lunch break will take place from 5:30-6:00 (bring a sack lunch). From 6-8pm, characters and parts will be assigned. All children, K-8th grade welcome!

Children in Season Plays

Occasionally one or two of our season plays call for child actors. When this occurs, audition advertisements outline the need for children. If you or your child is interested in being in a play, please watch for audition announcements on our website, our electronic sign, Facebook, or in the Daily Republic. Audition announcements will contain audition requirements (prepared songs, dialoge, dance number). Usually an audition for a season play consists of a cold reading (reading an excert from the script), a small exercise, and a quick song (Happy Birthday or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star if not specified) for a musical audition. 


2019-2020 children's plays: HONK! A Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling, The Nutcracker, Annie