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 educational initiatives. As the largest and most comprehensive professional theatre company in North Carolina devoted to serving youth, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is considered an integral part of the theatre and arts education landscape of the Southeast. Annually serving more than 300,000 young people and families, we’re dedicated to developing the potential in all young people, maintaining strong artistic professionalism and serving a diverse audience ethnically, economically and geographically.

Each season, we mount productions for public and school audiences and provide educational programming at our facility and satellite locations throughout Mecklenburg County. Our Resident Touring Company takes the magic of live theatre to primarily rural areas throughout the Southeast. Designing initiatives with our county’s students in mind, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have been programmatic partners for more than 30 years. In-school programs place specialists in classrooms to use drama as a vehicle for teaching core curricula subjects and after-school enrichment programs take theatre instruction to students across the county.

We subsidize two-thirds of ticket costs for our school audiences, making live theatre a viable option for all of our region’s students. Through our Community Involvement Program we provide ticket and class scholarships for underserved young people and conduct no-cost theatre arts programming in community sites and shelters.

From stage to classroom, our work is supported by a staff of professional artists, educators and administrators to ensure it is of the highest caliber and relevance.


  300 E. Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28202




Children’s Theatre of Charlotte In-School Programs

Program description

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) have enjoyed a strong programmatic partnership for more than 30 years. CMS considers our programming to be among the most rewarding and impactful for their students. Our in-school residencies and workshops are designed to bring curriculum to life through creative movement, drama activities, improvisation and storytelling.

The Learning Through Drama (LTD) residency program offers young people the opportunity to learn in a dynamic, fun, and challenging way. LTDs place a drama specialist in the classroom to address Common Core and North Carolina Essential Standards for all content areas. See the related materials section for details.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte has also designed after-school enrichment programs (ASEP) to enhance theatre curriculum and programs at each school or provide opportunity for theatrical instruction for schools without formal theatre training. ASEPs may be used in conjunction with extended day programming, as well as for drama teachers looking for additional or specific training for their students.

Booking / scheduling contact

Micah Hein


Program detail
Artistic discipline: Literary Arts, Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin:
Program type: Out-of-School-Time, Residency, Workshop
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
Subject: English, History, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies / History, Technology, Theatre Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Flexible; specific timing tailored to individual needs

Available times:


Length of program: Learning Through Drama residencies and After School Enrichment Programs take place over a minimum of 3 days at 50 minutes per class. There is a minimum of 2 classes and a maximum of 4 classes per day for Residencies. Classes must be sequential. However, if school schedules do not fit this model, custom residencies can be created.

In-school residencies and after-school enrichment programs take place at the school campus requesting the service.

Fees / Ticketing:

• Three-day residency for two classes: $600 • three-day residency for three classes: $900 • three-day residency for four classes: $1200

The cost includes all teaching materials and travel. There is an additional travel fee of $20 per visit for schools outside Charlotte and $40 per visit outside of Mecklenburg County.


NC Standard Course of Study:

RL.1.2: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.   RI.2.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.   W.3.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

NC Essential Standards:

From the arts education, theatre arts standards:   C.1 (K-8): Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings.   C.2 (K-8): Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings.   A.1 (K-8): Analyze literary texts and performances.


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 must cancel at least two weeks prior to the residency. Cancellations made less than two weeks before the start date of residency will not be accepted and the booking party will be charged. Cancellations must be made in writing or by email: