Education Resources
for Parents & Students


Creative Drama Handbook Schedule
School of Theatre Training Handbook Schedule
Summer Camp Manual - español Handbook Schedule
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Payment Plans & Scholarships

Payment Plans Available
When registering, you may choose the Payment Plan option during check out for orders $200 or greater. Your card will be charged an initial deposit, $75 minimum, with subsequent payments withdrawn as scheduled. The final balance is due prior to the first day of class or camp.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte offers full and partial scholarships to qualifying students. Regardless of the award, a non-refundable registration fee must be paid in full. Partial scholarship recipients may request additional payment plan options here.
Eligibility and attendance requirements can be found here.
Eligibility Requirements
Household Size* Yearly Income Monthly Income
2 $32,227 $2,686
3 $40,626 $3,386
4 $49,025 $4,086
5 $57,424 $4,786
6 $65,823 $5,486
7 $74,222 $6,186
8 $82,621 $6,886
Please indicate any extenuating circumstances on the application form.
*Household size includes all people living at your residence, including yourself, all children, and any family member or non-relative in the household.

Families receive notification approximately 2 weeks after submitting their online application form. For scholarship recipients, the registration fee and any partial tuition must be paid before the deadline listed in their scholarship offer. Students awarded a scholarship must arrive on time for class or camp and attend at least 80% of the total class or camp session.
In case of emergency, contact the Education Staff as soon as possible. Excessive tardiness and absences or inappropriate behavior in class or camp may result in dismissal from the program and could affect future scholarship eligibility. Scholarship awards do not carry over from program to program, a separate application is required for each program.
Summer Camp
Ages 3-18
Opens Spring 2022
K-5th Grade
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Master Classes
6th-12th Grade
School of Theatre Training
3rd-12th Grade
Creative Drama (Sep - Dec)
Ages 2-10
Creative Drama (Jan - Mar)
Ages 2-10
Opens Nov. 1

Policies & Requests

In addition to program specific expectations outlined in the student handbooks, during registration all participants must accept and acknowledge the following terms and conditions:
Low Enrollment/Cancellation Policy: A minimum enrollment is required to run each program session. Sessions with low enrollment prior to the start date may be subject to cancellation.
Refund Policy: A full refund may be requested prior to these deadlines:
• Creative Drama / School of Theatre Training Classes: 1 month before class
• Summer Camps / Mini-Camps: 2 weeks before camp
• OnStage: Tuition is non-refundable
Transfers: Registration can be transferred to another session in the same program as the original registration, subject to availability.

Refund / Transfer Request

Wait Pool Offer Agreement: Any newly available spot will be offered simultaneously to all wait pooled parties for a 48-hour period. No spots will be exclusively held or reserved.

Waitpool Request

Release Agreement: I agree to release and discharge Children's Theatre and its officers, directors, and agents of and from any claims, demands, or liability of damage arising from the participation of my child in any classes and programs sponsored by Children's Theatre of Charlotte. In addition, I understand pictures of classes or camps may be taken and used for publicity or promotional purposes. I consent to any medical treatment necessary for my student in an emergency and acknowledge that any expenses incurred are my sole responsibility and will not be paid for by Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Review full Participant Release of Liability, Indemnification, and Related Terms accepted upon enrollment here.
PARTICIPANT RELEASE OF LIABILITY, INDEMNIFICATION, AND RELATED TERMS In consideration of participation in Children’s Theatre of Charlotte's Education Programs (including Mini-Camps, Summer Camps, Creative Drama classes and School of Theatre Training), Participant agrees to the following terms: 1. CONSENT AND DISCLOSURE. I acknowledge there are certain risks associated with participating in any activity, including physical injury from activity-related accidents, physical injury from transportation-related accidents, and other unanticipated accidents, injuries, and illnesses. I acknowledge that my child’s participation in all activities and events at or sponsored by CTC Education Programs are strictly voluntary. 2. ASSUMPTION OF RISK. I hereby assume all of the risks of my child attending and participating in CTC Education Programs, including all risks that may arise from the negligence of the staff, employees or volunteers of the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. I specifically assume any and all risks relating to the current COVID-19 pandemic. 3. RELEASE. I hereby forever release and discharge the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, its officers, shareholders, managers, employees, volunteers, insurers, sureties, agents, attorneys, predecessors, successors and assigns (“the Released Parties”) from and against all current and future demands, claims, actions, liabilities, damages, expenses, and attorney’s fees arising out of or relating to my child’s attendance at or participation in CTC Education Programs, including any personal injury, illness, or damage to property, and including any of the foregoing arising in whole or in part out of the negligence of the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte or any of its staff, employees or volunteers. 4. INDEMNIFICATION. I will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against all demands, claims, actions, liabilities, damages, expenses, and attorney’s fees arising out of or relating to any of my child’s acts or omissions, or any injury or illness suffered, during my child’s attendance at or participation in CTC Education Programs. 5. FOLLOWING REQUIRED RULES. During my child’s participation in CTC Education Programs I will to the greatest extent possible abide by the rules provided by the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and recommendations of applicable public health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control, to protect against the transmission of COVID-19. Specifically, I understand that I am required to complete the Class/Camp Drop Off Health Form before my child will be permitted to participate in CTC Education Programs. 6. MEDICAL CARE AUTHORIZATION. In the event of a medical event or emergency, all employees, volunteers, camp leaders, and camp representatives of the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte are given permission to authorize medical care under advisement of qualified medical personnel until a parent or legal guardian is present. 7. GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina. 8. SEVERABILITY. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. I AUTHORIZE THE CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF CHARLOTTE TO RELY ON MY ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE AND UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IT IS LEGALLY BINDING.

Inclement Weather and Emergency Closings: If the ImaginOn building or a Satellite location is closed due to severe weather or some other emergency, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte will not hold classes. Local news and radio stations will report library and location closings. You may also check our website, social media or call 704-973-2828 for information regarding building closings. Make-up days for cancelled classes may be arranged based on individual class schedules and circumstances.

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Does my child need prior theatre experience?
Our camps and classes are a great fit for children with and without prior theatre experience. Certain classes and camps have prerequisites, but there is an entry point for all ages.
+ Why aren't classes held on stage?
Our year-long theatre classes focus on process, rather than final product. Our classrooms better serve the more informal exploration of stories during Creative Drama and the more formal skills-based instruction of School of Theatre Training.
Summer Camps
Our Summer Camp curriculum also emphasizes process. During some Performance Camps and Teen Studios, students may perform their final presentations on our stages in the McColl Family Theatre or the Wells Fargo Playhouse.
+ Can I stay with my child during class or camp?
There are opportunities throughout the Creative Drama and School of Theatre Training sessions to watch classes. There is a mid-session drop-in to watch the class. On the final day of the session, all classes invite friends and family to watch a presentation of materials covered.
Summer Camps
Except for parents/caregivers of Early Childhood students, there is no orientation for the first day of the session. On the final day of the session, all camps invite friends and family to watch a presentation of materials covered.
+ What are the differences between programs at different locations or online?
Camps & Classes
The only difference between offerings at ImaginOn or a Satellite campus is the location itself. We employ the same Teaching Artists, curriculum, and high standards across all our programming.
+ How quickly do classes and camps fill to capacity?
Our classes and camps fill quickly so you should register as soon as schedules become available. Classes and camps fill on a first-come, first-served basis.


Classes, Camps, & Performances
300 E 7th St
Charlotte, NC 28208
Satellite Summer Camps
Charlotte Latin School
9502 Providence Rd
Charlotte, NC 28277
Education Staff
Michelle Long | Director of Education
Adam Montague | Early Childhood & SOTT Manager
Mary Katherine Smith | Camps & Community Programs Manager
Kaitlin Gentry | Resident Teaching Artist
Karen Steele | Resident Teaching Artist
Cat Koski | Education Administrative Assistant
Box Office | Registration Help | 704-973-2828

For more information about our education programs call 704-973-2837.