In-School & After-School Programs

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is passionate about supporting the arts in our schools and community.
As a partner you can work with us to strengthen the presence of theatre arts in our schools and community!

Explore Our Programs


In-School Residencies

Use theatre arts to explore topics across subject areas. With short- and long-term models, our residencies align with North Carolina Essential Standards and Common Core State Standards. Choose from a selection of residencies or design your own by contacting Mary Katherine Smith, Camps and Community Programs Manager.

After-School Enrichment

Jump into exploring theatre in a fun, informal way! Teaching Artists lead games and activities helping develop self-confidence and public speaking skills in the students. Design your program by contacting Mary Katherine Smith, Camps and Community Programs Manager.

Young Playwrights for Change

We are 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 students in 6th - 8th Grade. The contest explores different writing topics each year.
Contact Michelle Long, Director of Education, to inquire about a FREE playwrighting workshop to kickstart your process!

Pre- and Post-Show Workshops

If your class is watching one of our school or touring shows, then extend the experience with a pre- or post-show workshop. Teaching Artists introduce topics and themes from the play through group games and activities. Book your workshop by contacting Mary Katherine Smith, Camps and Community Programs Manager.

Professional Development

We offer professional development opportunities for teachers, artists, and childhood care providers. Design your workshop by contacting Mary Katherine Smith, Camps and Community Programs Manager.

Education Staff

Michelle Long | Director of Education
Adam Montague | Education Early Childhood & SOTT Manager
Mary Katherine Smith | Camps and Community Programs Manager
Karen Steele | Resident Teaching Artist
Box Office | Registration & Order Help | 704-973-2828

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