Program areas at Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Professional Theatre for youth: ctc produces and presents professional theatrical productions from scripts either selected or commissioned by ctc artistic staff. Each production is created by professional directors, designers, actors and musicians and performed on sets and in costumes created by ctc production staff. Each season, ctc produces and presents 6-10 mainstage productions at imaginon and at least 3 touring productions that are performed all across the southeastern us. All productions are performed for both public and school audiences. To ensure Theatre is a viable option for all young people in the region, ctc offers school show tickets at a deep discount and provides $2 reduced-cost tickets for all public performances to families who receive public assistance and service organizations.
Theatre education programs: ctc Theatre classes are separated into two categories: creative drama for children age 2 to grade 5 and the school of Theatre training (sott) for children in grades 3 to 12. Each may, sott culminates with onstage, a 5-week performance opportunity in partnership with our production department. Summer camps are available to children ages 2-18 in a wide variety of topics, themes and disciplines. Teaching artists also take ctc classes into school classrooms across the Charlotte area for Theatre residencies, and community involvement program (cip) classes and workshops are offered to service organizations working with children in crisis or who receive public assistance. Full and partial-tuition scholarships for all classes and camps are offered to students of financial need.