Grand Youth

About Grand Youth

At the Grand Theatre, we pride ourselves on being a theatre for the community. With professional-quality productions showcasing local talent, educational outreach programs and community partnerships, there is truly something for everyone.

We’d love to work with you to ensure that your students have a chance to witness and participate in the great theatre that is happening right here in Salt Lake City!

Grand Youth provides exciting opportunities available to students and educators, such as:

  • Free tickets for students and educators to exclusive student matinees.
  • Post-performance talks with our director, actors, technicians or administration.
  • Tour of the theatre and facilities.
  • In-class performances and Q&As with Grand Theatre professionals.
  • Two-week Theatre Summer Camp for 7 – 12 grade students.
  • Afterschool Theatre programs throughout the year

Want to arrange more Grand Youth opportunities for your students? Contact Us!

Upcoming Events

Spring Grand Youth After-School Program

The Grand Youth After-School Theatre Program sends skilled theatre instructors and SLCC teaching assistants into local middle and high schools to provide engaging performing arts workshops as a part of existing school/district After-School programs. Participating students receive instruction on a variety of theatrical processes, including performing, playwriting, and designing, while working with instructors and peers to create their own short play. Workshops are made to be accessible to students at all theatrical experience levels, and promise to provide fun and creative learning opportunities.

Starting the week of February 10th, classes are offered weekly for 8+ weeks in the afternoon during regular After-School hours, with classes typically ranging from 1.5-2 hours, depending on specific school schedules.

On April 7th, the program presents a Student Performance Showcase at the Grand Theatre, located at the SLCC South City Campus. This performance allows students from all participating schools to share with their friends and family the plays they’ve created. The Grand Youth program covers all project expenses, and can provide limited funds for bus services to attend the Grand Youth Showcase.

The Grand Youth After-School Program is designed for all students in middle school to high school of all backgrounds, skill levels, demographics, and abilities looking to explore story-telling. It's the perfect option for the theatre enthusiast to the theatre newbie looking for a fun after-school activity that challenges and inspires their creativity.

Email to register your school today for our upcoming Spring After-School Program!

To Kill a Mockingbird Student Matinees

A gripping new adaptation of Harper Lee's beloved classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is having its Regional Premiere right here at the Grand Theatre! Currently running successfully on Broadway, you can now see this new adaptation right here in Utah.

Many students study Lee's classic novel in school, as it captures important themes surrounding race, prejudice, youth, and justice. We value the possibility of having students come attend our production and see this new adaptation premiering regionally at a professional level.

We would love to have you and your students attend our student matinees on:

Tuesday, March 31st @ 11am (SOLD-OUT)


Tuesday, April 7th @ 11am

Please contact us to RSVP. 

When responding, please let us know an estimate of students you would like to bring, and for which performance listed above.

As always, through our Grand Youth initiative, students and teachers get free admission!


2020 Summer Theatre Camp

June 15-26, 2020

Registration opens March 2nd. Stay tuned for more details on camp registration prices and scholarship opportunities.

Join ambitious, creative theatre students from across Utah for two weeks of exciting and relevant theatre creation. Work with experienced musical theatre, technical theatre, and acting professionals to explore the power of theatre.

Over the course of the two-week process, you will take master classes in the Acting, Musical Theatre, or Technical Theatre track, culminating in a fully staged public performance on the stage of The Grand Theatre.

Performance Track: Participants will take master classes in Acting, Shakespeare, Devised Theatre, Stage Combat, Directing, Playwriting, Auditioning, and Voice and Movement for the Actor. These skills will be applied directly to the creation of an original theatrical performance on the stage of The Grand Theatre.

Technical Track: Participants interested in technical theatre will take master classes in Lighting Design, Sound Design and Engineering, Costume Design, Set Design, Scenic Painting, and Stage Management. Students will apply these skills to designing and running an original theatrical performance on the stage of The Grand Theatre.

Musical Theatre: Participants interested in musical theatre will take master classes in Broadway style Voice, Dance, and Acting as they develop a musical theatre showcase of solos, duets, and group numbers to perform on the stage of The Grand Theatre.

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Grand Youth is generously sponsored by the Alternative Visions Fund