Charlotte area grandparents are always looking for creative ways to spend time with grandchildren and for creative gifts ideas. All puns intended — the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is just the ticket. There are performances to attend with family and friends as well as age-appropriate classes and camps for kids.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is one of the top theatre and education organizations for young people in the United States, providing children and families with imaginative productions and educational programs. Their 600+ performances a season are more than any other theatre company in the state.
Home to a fully professional touring company that has traveled across the Southeast, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte has performed for more than 1.2 million people. They are also one of the Southeast’s few true repertory companies, capable of performing multiple productions in the same day.
As strong as our productions are, they’re matched by an extraordinary range of education programs. Each year, more than 2,300 young people enroll in classes and camps that teach confidence and self-esteem while encouraging creativity and self-expression. Programs are designed to build on these experiences so that students who desire to do so may one day find themselves performing as an adult in a mainstage production.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte also offers programs for every grade of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, from residencies that enhance core curriculum using drama techniques, to productions and workshops addressing alcohol and substance abuse prevention.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s home is ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, an amazing collaborative venture between the theatre and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. It’s an extraordinary place for families – a delightful children’s library, plus two incredible theatre spaces for productions, classrooms, computer labs, and a teen loft.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is committed to creating exceptional theatre experiences, inspiring generations to explore the wonder of their world while setting a new standard for youth theatre.
by Bob Poliquin, Managing Editor. Photo provided by the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte.