Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is passionate about supporting the arts in our schools and community. Our Education department provides teachers with valuable resources in connecting our productions to your classroom, as well as offering support for arts integration across subject areas. Partner with us as we work together to strengthen the presence of the theatre arts in our schools and community!
In-School Residencies

Our teaching artists use theatre arts as an investigative tool to explore topics across subject areas. Working alongside the classroom teacher, we take your curricular goals and allow students to explore the content with their voice, body and imagination. With short- and long-term models available, our residencies are aligned with North Carolina Essential Standards and Common Core State Standards. Choose from a selection of residencies or work with us to design your own by contacting Michelle Long , Director of Education. See below for a list of our current partner organizations.

List of 2019-2020 Residencies
Young Playwrights for Change

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is excited to be a regional host for Young Playwrights for Change. Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (TYA/USA) and the American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) launched this nationwide ten-minute playwrighting contest for middle school students (6th - 8th Grade) to give a voice to our nation’s young writers. Our goal is to spark conversation and discussion throughout classrooms, schools and communities about each year’s chosen topic.

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School Performances and Touring Productions

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte invites your school to join us for one of our mainstage productions at ImaginOn. Audiences and critics continue to praise our productions, and our school performances offer an educational and entertaining field trip with meaningful curricular connections for your students.

School Performances

Additionally, our touring productions can bring similar high-quality shows to your school! With a competitive pricing structure, our touring productions are unmatched in the region.

Touring Productions
Pre- and Post-Show Workshops

If you’re bringing your class to see a production with Children’s Theatre of Charlotte at ImaginOn, then extend the experience with a pre- or post-show workshop with your students. Our teaching artists introduce the students to topics and themes from the play, as well as exploring the elements of theatre including acting, design and the role of the audience. Come learn more about the play in a fun and engaging way! Book your workshop by contacting Michelle Long , Director of Education.

Resource Guides

Our resource guides are a valuable tool for educators in preparing your students for the productions they will be attending at ImaginOn, or that will be visiting their school. Our guides feature general information about each production, along with some creative activities which will help educators make connections to their classroom curriculum, before and after the show. All activities are aligned with North Carolina Essential Standards and Common Core State Standards.

Resource Guides
Professional Development for Educators

Our Education department has designed and provided professional development opportunities for teachers, artists and childhood care providers. In the past, we have partnered with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in offering workshops during in-service training for their theatre teachers. Design and book your workshop by contacting Michelle Long , Director of Education.

2019-2020 Residency Partners

2019-2020 After-School Enrichment Program Partners