Education Resources
for Parents & Students


Creative Drama Handbook Class Schedule
School of Theatre Training Handbook Class Schedule
Summer Camp Handbook Camp Schedule
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Payment Plans & Scholarships

Payment Plans Available
When registering, you may choose monthly or bi-weekly Payment Plan options during check out for orders $200 or greater. Your card will be charged an initial deposit, $75 minimum, with subsequent payments applied as scheduled. 
For Summer Camp payment plans the final balance is due prior to the first day of camp. For Creative Drama and School of Theatre Training (SOTT) classes, payment plans must be completed by the end of December for 10-week Fall classes and 20-week SOTT classes, and the end of March for 10-week Winter classes.
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; you will receive information for that once your scholarship application is approved.
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-relatives 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
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K-5th Grade
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School of Theatre

4th-12th Grade
Creative Drama
Ages 2-9

Exemption Auditions

Exemption auditions are scheduled as needed. If you are new to our program, or feel that your student's experience might place them in a different class; please contact Cat Koski, Admin. Assistant & Office Coordinator. All students should prepare one 60-second monologue. Be prepared to perform your monologue multiple times with redirects from the teachers.

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:
1 month from start of class = 100% refund
2 weeks from start of class = 50% refund
1 week from start of class = 25% refund
No refunds from the day programming begins
• 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.

Class Wait Pool Request Mini-Camp Wait Pool 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. 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. 6. GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina. 7. 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.
Sick Child Policy: Students or Campers with the following symptoms will not be allowed at class or camp until symptoms have been clear for 24 hours: fever, vomiting, frequent scratching of the body or scalp, lice, rash, or any spots that resemble childhood diseases, including ringworm. If a camper tests positive for COVID-19 or has had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, Children's Theatre of Charlotte will follow the most current state, local and CDC guidelines.

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?
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.

+ What is your Tax ID number?
Our Tax ID number is 56-1028031.


Classes, Camps, Performances
300 E 7th St
Charlotte, NC 28208
Satellite Summer Camps
CPCC - Levine Campus (Matthews)
Levine Building III; 2800 Campus Ridge Rd Suite 1113
Matthews, NC 28105
Satellite Summer Camps
Queens University of Charlotte - Hadley Theater
2211 Wellesley Ave, Charlotte, NC 28207
Matthews, NC 28105
Education Staff
EG Engle | Director of Education
Mary Katherine Smith | Camps & Community Programs Manager
Morgan Southard | Education Program Manager
Cat Koski | Education Operations & Administrative Manager
Karen Steele | Resident Teaching Artist
Breana Venablé | Resident Teaching Artist
Box Office | Registration Help | 704-973-2828
Meet our Teaching Artists

For more information about our education programs call 704-973-2837.
Tax Information
Our Tax ID number is