Dakota Players (Youth Tours)

We are dedicated to the idea that drama is an integral part of the human experience

Bring Dakota Players to your town to spark creativity, promote healthy expression, and ignite imaginations!

"What an awesome experience for my 1st grader! She had an absolute blast and couldn't stop talking about it!

Great job to everyone involved!" ~Hoven, SD

I'm merely trying to analyze the complexity of your entire process! WOW! 5 days, 50-ish kids, scripts, songs, form and function, poem and prose, meter and rhyme. You whisked in and whipped up a small theatre company in a professional, kind, and especially FUN matter and atmosphere. My two children had an amazing experience and 

have fallen in LOVE with the stage" `Janice, Rapid City

Performance Residency

  • Full-scale musical with sets, lights, and costumes is rehearsed and performed

  • Up to 50 kids cast, with suitable parts designed for every age and skill level

  • 5 days of intensive rehearsals to help kids learn, bond as a team, and grow

  • Those who are less comfortable on-stage may help with sound & lights

  • Two adult actor/directors play major roles in each production, are lead teaching artists, and community contacts.

  • Kids learn in dynamic, fun sessions

Workshop Residency

  • Dynamic, fun, and challenging activities which help kids learn in new ways

  • Multiple grades and age groups may participate in sessions that encourage creative thinking, teamwork, and promote communication skills.  

  • Two professional teaching artists guide youth through invigorating sessions 

  • Themes can be tailored to meet the needs of the community or sponsor

  • Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of students in communities of all sizes



Dakota Players

Book a tour today!

Call 605.255.4910, ext 3 to book a residency or learn more about our program.

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Information + Press Kit

All you need to manage and publicize

your residency

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Frequently asked questions about the Dakota Players Touring Youth Outreach Program

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Read reviews from parents, teachers, and children who participated in the shows



Dakota Players Portal

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The Black Hills Playhouse, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to deliver exceptional theatre programs that engage diverse people and strengthen South Dakota communities.

Box Office: 605.255.4141

Theatre Address:

24834 S. Playhouse Road,

Custer, SD 57730

Box Office Hours:

Tuesday - Friday

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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