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Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Children's Theatre of Charlotte

At Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, we create exceptional theatre experiences, inspiring generations to explore the wonder of their world.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is a national leader among theatres for young audiences, placing equal emphasis on professional productions and innovative

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Children’s Theatre of Charlotte Field Trip for K-12


Program Description

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is a professional theatre company serving young people and families. It selects scripts for artistic merit, audience appeal, curricular ties, variety of ages served, themes explored, diversity of programming and ties to our mission. Children’s Theatre of Charlotte hires professional directors, actors and designers from around the country. Additionally, Children’s


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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance, Day Trip
Artistic Discipline: Theater
Cultural Origin: African, American, Asian, European, Middle Eastern, Multicultural, Native American, Other
Subject: Dance, History, Language Arts, Literacy, Music, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts
Population Served Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s school performances run from September through May. Our productions offer memorable, educational field trips for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Visit for more information.

Available times:

Performance times vary by show, but generally school shows are 9:30/9:45 AM and 11:30/11:45 AM Tuesdays through Fridays. Performance times are generally 60-90 minutes on average.

*Annie runs 2 hours and will have one daily performance at 10 AM.

Length of :Program 60-90 minutes on average

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is located in ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center in the heart of uptown Charlotte. In this 102,000-square-foot facility, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte enjoys two performance spaces: McColl Family Theatre, a 550-seat fully-equipped theatre, and Wells Fargo Playhouse, a 250-seat intimate theatre space.

Fees / Ticketing:

Field trip tickets are $13 to $16 per person (students, teachers, and chaperones all require tickets) depending on the production. School performances are for groups of 20 or more. Infants and children 4 years of age and younger are not permitted.


NC Standard Course of Study:

SL2: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.   RL2: Recount stories, including fables, folktales and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.   RL7: Analyze the extent to which a live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.

NC Essential Standards:

From the Arts Education, Theatre Arts Standards:   4.A.1.2: Critique choices made about characters, settings and events as seen or portrayed in formal and information productions.   3.CU.2.1: Illustrate theatre etiquette appropriate to the performance situation.   2.AE.1.2: Understand how the use of costumes, props and masks enhance dramatic play.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your reservation in full eight weeks prior to your scheduled performance. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to We’re happy to work with you to reschedule your group to another performance if space is available.