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Children's Theatre of Charlotte is proud to work with some of the finest theatre arts educators in the country. Their personal creative drive and professionalism in our classrooms inspire young people to excel on stage, and in life.Learn More
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Class and Camp FAQs
We do have a limited amount of full and partial scholarships available for tuition for classes and camps. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Regardless of the award amount, registration and handling fees for classes and camps must be paid in full. Typically, 10% of our total enrollment is comprised of scholarship students.
We also offer payment plans for classes and camps. Payment plans are typically processed in three installments, with tuition paid in full before the start date of your session.Learn More
Our year-long curriculum is focused on process, rather than final product. The classroom provides a non-threatening environment for creative investigation and reinforces the concept that theatre can be created anywhere—with just an actor, an audience and a space to perform. Because of this, we find a classroom better serves the more informal exploration of stories for our Creative Drama students, and the more formal skills-based instruction for our School of Theatre Training students.Summer Camps
Some of our summer camps do perform their final presentation of materials on our stages in the McColl Family Theatre and the Wells Fargo Playhouse. But the curriculum still emphasizes the process and experience during the session, rather than the final product.
There are opportunities throughout the Creative Drama and School of Theatre Training sessions to observe classes. For the first day of the session, there is a mandatory orientation for parents/caregivers. Additionally, there is a mid-session drop-in to observe the class. On the final day of the session, friends and family are invited 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, friends and family are invited to watch a presentation of materials covered.
Our classes and camps fill quickly so you are encouraged to register as soon as schedules become available. Classes and camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.You can check online the availability of each class or camp before you register. A green circle indicates the most availability, yellow indicates less availability and red indicates limited availability. When a class or camp is full, there will be a “sold out” mark next to the description.
Programs with low enrollment two weeks prior to the start date of the session are subject to cancellation. Minimum enrollment can vary by program. If cancellation occurs, the family will be notified and given the opportunity to transfer to another class or camp in the same session or receive a full refund.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 ctcharlotte.org 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.
We provide full refunds one month prior to the start date of Creative Drama and School of Theatre Training sessions. There are no refunds provided after the deadline. Registration and handling fees are non-refundable. After the deadline, registration may be moved to another class within the same session, if space is available. To submit a written refund request, click the link.Summer Camps
We provide full refunds two weeks prior to the start date of Summer Camp sessions. There are no refunds provided after the deadline. Registration and handling fees are non-refundable. After the deadline, registration may be moved to another summer camp within the same session, if space is available. To submit a refund request, click the button below.One-Day Mini-Camps
We provide full refunds two weeks prior to the start date of a Mini-Camp. There are no refunds provided after the deadline. Registration and handling fees are non-refundable. After the deadline, registration may be moved to another Mini-Camp within the same CMS school year, if space is available. To submit a written refund request, click the link.OnStage & Guest Artist/Masterclass
Tuition, as well as, registration and handling fees are non-refundable.Refund Request
300 E. Seventh St.
Charlotte, N.C. 28202