"Participating in theatre at Central was one of the most powerful and positive experiences in my daughter’s life."

- Kent Pekel, Superintendent of Rochester Public Schools

Central's theatre program offers an inclusive and comprehensive theatre arts experience to all students.  We offer a wide variety of theatre classes, where students study acting, musical theatre, technical aspects of theatre, improvisation, and other rotating topics.  Students sharpen their craft through in-class collaborative work and/or theatrical productions.  We offer three productions per year, including a student-directed cabaret.  We invite you to explore this site for more information and to come experience our spring play in March.  From all of the theatre program staff at Central, we look forward to meeting you.

Central's enduring theatre program can trace its roots to the founding of a drama club 

by students in 1905; a vibrant contribution to Minnesota's oldest high school!  

Thank you to those of you who were able to come experience Clue in March. Your multiple standing ovations, loud cheers, and exuberant laughter were so appreciated!

See you in November for our fall musical.

Volunteers are vital to Central’s theatre program. It is only with the generosity and dedication of people like you that we can continue to offer fulfilling theatrical experiences to our students.

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”      – Oscar Wilde

Opportunities to lend a hand are numerous during Central’s productions.  Click here to find out how you can help!

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