What We Do
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (CTC) creates exceptional theatre experiences, inspiring generations to explore the wonder of their world. As the largest and most comprehensive North Carolina theatre company devoted to serving youth, CTC is an integral part of the Southeast's theatre and arts education landscape.
Children's Theatre of Charlotte has grown to become one of the top theatre and education organizations for young people in the United States. Nationally recognized for the breadth and strength of its programs. Children's Theatre of Charlotte provides more than 250,000 experiences for children and families a year with technically imaginative productions and wide-ranging education programs for young people.
Our touring company travels throughout the Southeast delivering live theatre to schools and community venues. In-school programs take Children’s Theatre teaching artists into classrooms, using drama as a vehicle for teaching core curricula subjects. We are dedicated to developing the potential in all young people, holding ourselves to the highest artistic standards and embracing inclusivity to serve audiences that are broadly diverse. .
As a fully-producing theatre, we select scripts, hire directors and designers, and cast our own shows with professional adult actors and musicians. Our 550-seat McColl Family Theatre and 250-seat Wells Fargo Playhouse are equipped to deliver an exceptional quality theatre experience. Costume, set, lighting and sound designs are created by artisans we hire from around the country and shows are constructed onsite in our shops. Scripts are selected based on artistic merit, age appropriateness and their ability to create an emotional link to the story. Classic tales are paired with new scripts we develop in conjunction with nationally-known playwrights. All are designed to delight our audiences, create conversations, and help them explore the wonder of the world around them.