Be a Part of the Wonder

What inspires you to give back whether it be through time, talent or with a donation?

  • For Tammy, a mother of two, it’s supporting programs that bring the gifts of wonder, joy, and magic to young audiences across (and beyond) the city she loves.
  • For Chris, a business executive, it’s reliving his theatre days by getting to hang lights in the McColl Family Theatre.
  • For Nichelle, an engaged community member, it’s providing the opportunity for all families in the community to experience live theatre.
  • For Cookie, it’s the continued innovation and evolution of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte in her 41 years of service that keeps her engaged.
  • For Stephen, a high school student, it's a way to gain service hours by ushering at weekend public performances.
These are members of our ENCORE! volunteer community. People just like you who belong to our family and are the heart and soul of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. Without their support, we wouldn’t be able to provide high quality, innovative programming inspiring generations to explore the wonder of their world.

Find the fit that’s right for you by sharing your interests, and check out our current volunteer events. Please fill out the Interest Form before signing up to volunteer so that we can tailor future communications to your interests.

I'm Interested View Opportunities
75th Season Volunteer Ushers
Volunteer to usher at one of our weekend public performances, or weekday school show field trip performances.
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75th Season Family Festival
Join us on Sat, Sept 24, from 1-4 PM for the opening weekend of Annie . The festival will feature balloon twisting, face painting, food trucks, exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences, and more.
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Celebrate! Annul Gala
Held on Sat, Oct 15, from 7:30-10:30 PM at ImaginOn. Volunteers will help setup the event, greet attendees, and more (note: volunteers for this event must be 21 years or older).
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Multiply Your Happiness

What could being a part of ENCORE! mean for you? Volunteers help in many areas across the Theatre from Production to Education to Development to Outreach. Take a look at some of the things ENCORE! volunteers had a hand in last season:
  • Delivered 1,700 holiday gifts to approximately 500 children in need
  • Got “Caked in the Face” to raise over $34,000 for the Theatre
  • Prepared snack bags for children in outreach programs
  • Checked-in students for their Conservatory auditions
  • Supported the OnStage program with callbacks and costuming

The Legacy of ENCORE!

1948

A volunteer legacy group was formed by ladies from the Junior League of Charlotte.

Late 1970s

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s volunteers transitioned from constituting the entire organization to becoming an AUXILIARY.

Our annual fundraising gala

1995

The AUXILIARY adopts the name ENCORE! with Santa’s Bag and the Masque Ball becoming official fundraising events under its umbrella.

Celebrate!

2013

The Masque Ball becomes Celebrate!, an event commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Theatre.

Santa's Bag

2018

Santa’s Bag celebrates 45 years of bringing the holiday spirit to the community.

Cake in the Face

2021

ENCORE! helps coordinate our "Cake in the Face" fundraiser, and the Theatre far surpasses the goal for the event.