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Bell Tower Theater
2728 Asbury Rd
Dubuque, IA 52001
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Kids Take the Stage


Four times each year we offer theater classes for kids. These classes teach theater skills such as acting, singing, pantomime, improvisation and stage make-up, but equally as important, they help kids develop real life skills like confidence, reading, team work, self-esteem and communication.


We offer a six-week winter session starting in January/February, a six-week spring session starting in March/April, a six-week fall session beginning in October and week-long summer camps in August. We do not offer classes in June and July so we and the kids can concentrate on the Free Summer Musical Program.


Registration for winter classes is now open.


Click here to Register for a Class


Financial assistance is available for qualified families. For information or to apply for a financial aid scholarship, contact Miki Robinson at 563-588-3377 or


Let's Pretend

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Take a trip to the wonderful world of make believe. This enchanting class uses kids imagination and self-expression to build concentration, confidence and communication skills. The goal is to have fun discovering the world of theater! Space is limited to 16 kids.


Teachers: Sue Riedel & Don Brauhn. Cost $70


Mondays, February 3 to March 9, 2020

4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Pete the Cat Adventures                   ***NEW OFFERING***

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

Do you love “Pete the Cat” books? This class will bring some of your favorite Pete stories to life, with you as the actors.  Stories will include "Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes," "Pete the Cat: Ricking My School Shoes," "Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons," "Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes" and "Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie." At our last class, we will perform our stories. You are sure to have a groovy time! Space is limited to 16.


Teacher: Sue Flogel. Cost: $70


Fridays, February 7 to March 13, 2020

4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Creative Theatrics

2nd & 3rd Grade

Let's hit the stage! Using stories and short plays as a foundation, this class uses beginning acting techniques and cultivates skills that help kids be comfortable and confident on stage. Each day we will focus on creating believable characters using props, costumes, pantomime and dialogue. Space is limited to 16 kids.


Teachers: Sue Riedel & Don Brauhn. Cost: $70


Wednesdays, February 5 to March 11, 2020

4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Fractured Fairy Tales                ***NEW OFFERING***

3rd, 4th & 5th Grades

Have you ever thought fairy tales seemed a bit unrealistic?  Can you really want to marry someone ten minutes after you meet them?  Do frogs really turn into princes?  Does a kiss bring you out of a curse induced coma?  If you have doubts about any of these things, this is the class for you!  We will take popular fairy tales and rewrite them to suit a more modern world.  Once written, we will stage them and present them to our adoring public!! Space is limited to 10.


Teacher: Sue Flogel. Cost: $95


Tuesdays, February 4 to March 10, 2020

4:15 pm to 5:45 pm


4th, 5th and 6th Grade

Get into the act! This class focuses on acting skills and how to create believable characters. Kids will explore improvisation, stage movement and pantomime.

Using skits and short plays, we will work to master the skills needed in acting on stage. Space is limited to 16 kids.


Teachers: Sue Riedel & Don Brauhn. Cost $70


Thursdays, February 6 to March 12, 2020

4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Show Choir Fun

2nd & 3rd Grade

Do you like to dance and sing? Do you dream of being in a show choir someday? Then this is the class for you. Learn simple, show-stopping routines, with many of the same moves you see in show choir competitions. Bring your jazz hands! This class starts a week later than the others and runs for just runs for just 5 weeks. Space is limited to 15 kids.


Teacher: Sue Flogel. Cost: $65


Next Offering TBD

Musical Theater 101

4th, 5th and 6th Grade

Learn how to put your best foot forward in a musical. This fast-paced, fun-filled and educational class will teach singing, character interpretation, and simple choreography using scenes from a Broadway musical. Space is limited to 20 kids.


Teacher: Sue Flogel  Cost $85


Next Offering TBD

Kids on Broadway

Ages 9 - 12

Spend a week with us, exploring all the different roles for kids in Broadway shows. Whether your thing is acting, dancing, singing, or all three, this camp has something for you! At the end of the week, the participants will leave with the knowledge of many different roles. Space is limited to 15 kids per class.


Teacher: Sue Flogel. Cost $75


Next session TBD

All the World's a Stage

Pre-Schoolers 3 and up

This fun, fast-paced class encourages preschoolers to explore their creativity. Children will act out stories each week, using props, musical instruments, and movement. Space is limited to 10 children per class.


Teacher: Sue Flogel. Cost $55


Next Offering tentatively scheduled for Spring 2020



This program is supported in part by grants from:



      The City of Dubuque   Live the Arts in Iowa