Celebrate - Under the Big Top

Celebrate with Us

Step right up, one and all, for an exciting evening Under the Big Top at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s annual fundraising Gala.
We’re celebrating 76 years of bringing the greatest shows on earth to our eager audiences young and old and now you can be part of the magic that makes it happen.
Enjoy high-flying drinks, tempting tapas, as well as fairground favorites before feasting your eyes on plentiful performances and testing your skills on carnival row. The Nouveau Sud Circus Project will be providing cirque style entertainment through acrobatics and aerialist performances.
All proceeds support our mission of creating exceptional theatre experiences, inspiring generations to explore the wonder of their world.

Support Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Enjoy exclusive access to the theatre and its artists in one special evening. Your attendance and support will signal to the community that giving matters, continuing the legacy of Children's Theatre of Charlotte's high-quality productions, unparalleled education programs, and community outreach initiatives.
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There are more ways to give support. Volunteer your time and help our team set up the event, greet attendees, and more. Together we'll give everyone something to Celebrate! Volunteers must be ages 21+.

Can't Join In Person?

Celebrate with us on the go! Bid on our silent auction online and buy raffle tickets any time for our vacation getaway. Anyone can do it on Qgiv. Join the fun from home, on the beach, or waiting in line at the DMV. We'll give you something to Celebrate wherever you are!
Join the Fun

Thanks to our Sponsors

Lending Tree  Publix Super Markets Charities
and  Clear Blue


Event Details

  • Sat, April 13, 7-10 PM
  • ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
  • Tapas and drinks provided
  • Directions & Parking


  • Single Ticket: $130
  • Couples Ticket (2 guests): $240 (10% off each ticket)
  • Group of Four: $450 (15% off each ticket)
  • Circle of Friends (6 or more): $100 per ticket (23% off each ticket)


Contact, Scott Tynes-Miller, Associate Director of Development, for more information regarding sponsorships.

Celebrate! - FAQs

Where can I park?
Please refer to our Parking & Directions page for details regarding parking at ImaginOn.

What do I wear?
The theme of the evening is Over the Top Eleganza: Whimsical to White Tie, you decide! Got something in your closet you’ve been dying to wear but thought it was too ostentatious? Now’s your chance to command the spotlight.

What methods of payment do you accept?
For ticket purchases, we accept MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, and ApplePay. Please use the link above to purchase your tickets. About a week before the event, we will reach out to confirm your preferred method of payment to generate your invoice for event purchases.

What if I have more questions?
Please email Kenneth Rosander - Special Events & Volunteer Manager.