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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 Touring Company


Program Description

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s Resident Touring Company, (formerly known as the Tarradiddle Players) has performed throughout the Southeast for 40 years. The company tours from September through May, annually reaching 85,000 students and teachers as it delivers more than 250 performances in nearly 45 counties, 80 percent of which are considered rural. Children’s Theatre of Charlotte designs


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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance
Artistic Discipline: Puppetry, Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin: Other
Subject: Theatre Arts
Population Served Grade 1, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s productions tour from September – May. In 2022-23, touring productions will include A Sick Day for Amos McGee and Confessions of a Former Bully.    The Preschool Tour production, The Lion and the Little Red Bird, is available from January 23 – March 3, 2023. Visit for more information.

Available times:

As its schedule allows, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte can accommodate show times that best suit schools and booking venues. Typically, the company performs two performances a day: one in the morning and another in the afternoon, but two back to back performances can also be scheduled if needed.  Evening  and weekend performance times are also available.

Length of :Program 55 minutes for Main Company; 45 minutes for Preschool Tour
Space / technical requirements:

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s Resident Touring Company actors travel with all costumes, set pieces and sound equipment and are proficient at using gyms, multi-purpose rooms and other “non-stage” spaces. Space must be at least 20x20x12.


Children’s Theatre of Charlotte travels throughout the region, most frequently in North and South Carolina, but it also tours parts of Georgia and Virginia. With Charlotte as Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s home base, the company spends a significant amount of time in Mecklenburg County.

Fees / Ticketing:

The Resident Touring Company fee begins at $995. Preschool tour fees begin at $495. Contact Margot Parrott at or 704-973-2808 for more information.


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


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Cancellation Policy

In the event the presenter cancels a performance, the presenter will forfeit its $150 deposit. If the cancellation occurs within two weeks of the performance, the presenter remains responsible for 50% of the total contracted fee, less the $150 deposit. Cancellations must be made by email to