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Theatre 360 provides a way to interact with Children’s Theatre of Charlotte productions by extending the theatre experience for families and providing access to all! Best of all, many programs are free. One of our most popular events, Education Nights invite families to join the teaching artists and staff for a night full of backstage tours, workshops and a great show! Families enrolled in our education programs receive special discounts to these performances.

Audi​ence Engagement

These interactive experiences located around the ImaginOn building are available from the first public performance of a production through the entire run of the show. The exhibits and activities change to reflect the uniqueness of each show.

Education Nights

Join your Teaching Artists and staff for a night full of backstage tours, workshops and of course a great show! Buy your tickets for these select performances and enjoy the FREE programs offered before and after the show.

Online Activities

We've created a variety of online activities for each of our 2019-2020 productions, hosted on Pinterest.

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Theatre 360 activities for our 2019-2020 season are listed below. All activities take place at ImaginOn in the locations listed.

The Invisible Boy

Activity Location Date Time

Story Explorers Workshop w/ Spangler Library

The Round

Sat., Nov. 2

2:00 pm

Author & Illustrator Visit
Part of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's EpicFest
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Spangler Library

Sat., Nov. 9

Noon (after 11:00 am show)

Sensory Friendly Performance

Wells Fargo Playhouse

Sun., Nov. 10

4:00 pm

Storytime Character Visit

Spangler Library

Sat., Nov. 16

10:30 am

Education Night:
backstage tour, pre-show activity, post-show talkback

Welcome Desk & Wells Fargo Playhouse

Fri., Nov. 22

6:30 pm (backstage tour) + pre/post show activities

Cast Meet and Greet

Wells Fargo Playhouse lobby

Sat., Nov. 23

4:00 pm

Production Design Display

Wells Fargo Playhouse lobby

Nov. 4-24

Open hours

Self-Guided Activity

Spangler Library

Nov. 4-24

Open hours


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Activity Location Date Time

Sensory Friendly Performance

McColl Family Theatre

Sun., Dec. 8

4:00 pm

Education Night:
backstage tour, pre-show activity, post-show demonstration

Welcome Desk & McColl Family Theatre

Fri., Dec. 13

6:30 pm (backstage tour) + pre/post show activities

Cast Meet and Greet

Story Jar area

Sat., Dec. 15

5:00 pm

Production Design Display

McColl Family Theater lobby

Nov. 28 - Dec. 29

Open hours

Photo Opportunity

Page Stage

Nov. 28 - Dec. 29

Open hours

Self-Guided Activity

Spangler Library & Teen Loft

Nov. 28 - Dec. 29

Open hours


The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

Activity Location Date Time

Story Explorers Workshop w/ Spangler Library

The Round

Sat. Jan. 4 &

Sat., Jan. 11

2:00 pm

Cast Meet and Greet

Wells Fargo Playhouse lobby

Sat., Jan. 11

4:00 pm

Sensory Friendly Performance

Wells Fargo Playhouse

Sun., Jan. 12

4:00 pm

Education Night:

backstage tour, pre-show activity, post-show demonstration

Welcome Desk & Wells Fargo Playhouse

Fri., Jan. 10

6:30 pm (backstage tour) + pre/post show activities

Production Design Display

Wells Fargo Playhouse lobby

Jan. 4-18

Open hours

Self-Guided Activity

Spangler Library

Jan. 4-18

Open hours


Akeelah & the Bee

Activity Location Date Time

Cast Meet and Greet

Story Jar area

Sat., Feb. 9

3:30 pm

Sensory Friendly Performance

McColl Family Theater

Sun., Feb. 16

7:00 pm

Education Night:
backstage tour, pre-show activity, post-show demonstration

Welcome Desk & McColl Family Theatre

Sat., Feb. 15

2:30 pm (backstage tour) + pre/post show activities

Production Design Display

McColl Family Theater lobby

Jan. 28 - Feb. 16

Open hours

Photo Opportunity

Page Stage

Jan. 28 - Feb. 16

Open hours

Self-Guided Activity

Spangler Library & Teen Loft

Jan. 28 - Feb. 16

Open hours


Grimmz Fairy Tales

Activity Location Date Time

Education Night:
backstage tour, pre-show activity, post-show talkback

Welcome Desk & Wells Fargo Playhouse

Sat., Feb. 29

1:30 (backstage tour) + pre/post show activities

Storytime Character Visit

Spangler Library

Sat., Mar. 7

10:30 am

Cast Meet and Greet

Wells Fargo Playhouse lobby

Sat., Mar. 7

4:00 pm

Sensory Friendly Performance

Wells Fargo Playhouse

Sun., Mar. 8

4:00 pm

Production Design Display

Wells Fargo Playhouse lobby

Feb. 18- Mar. 15

Open hours

Self-Guided Activity

Spangler Library & Teen Loft

Feb. 18- Mar. 15

Open hours


Dragons Love Tacos

Activity Location Date Time

Storytime Character Visit

Spangler Library

Sat., Apr. 4

10:30 am

Story Explorers Workshop w/ Spangler Library

The Round

Sat., April 4

2:00 pm

Cast Meet and Greet

Story Jar area

Sat., April 11

4:00 pm

Sensory Friendly Performance

McColl Family Theatre

Sun, April 26

4:00 pm

Education Night:

Backstage tour, pre-show activity, post-show demonstration

Welcome Desk & McColl Family Theatre

Fri., May 1

6:30 pm (backstage tour) + pre/post show activities

Production Design Display

McColl Family Theater lobby

Mar. 31 - May 3

Open hours

Photo Opportunity

Page Stage

Mar. 31 - May 3

Open hours

Self-Guided Activity

Spangler Library

Mar. 31 - May 3

Open hours


Afflicted: The Daughters of Salem

Activity Location Date Time

Education Night:

Backstage tour, pre-show activity, post-show talkback

Welcome Desk & McColl Family Theatre

Sat., Apr. 25

6:30 pm (backstage tour) + pre/post show activities

Production Design Display

Wells Fargo Playhouse lobby

Apr. 10-26

Open hours

Self-Guided Activity

Teen Loft

Apr. 10-26

Open hours


Balloonacy

Activity Location Date Time

Storytime Character Visit

Spangler Library

Sat., May 30

10:30 am

Production Design Display

Wells Fargo Playhouse lobby

May 26 - June 7

Open hours

Self-Guided Activity

Wells Fargo lobby

May 26 - June 7

Open hours


Past Events (for reference)

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Activity Location Date Time

Storytime Character Visit

Spangler Library

Sat., Aug. 24

10:30 am

Production Design Display

Wells Fargo Playhouse lobby

Aug. 21 - Sept. 1

Open hours

Self-Guided Activity

Wells Fargo Playhouse lobby

Aug. 21 - Sept. 1

Open hours


Peter Pan

Activity Location Date Time

Story Explorers Workshop w/ Spangler Library

The Round

Sat., Oct. 5

2:00 pm

Education Night:
backstage tour, pre-show activity, post-show demonstration

Welcome Desk & McColl Family Theatre

Fri., Oct. 11

6:30 pm (backstage tour) + pre/post show activities

Storytime Character Visit

Spangler Library

Sat. Oct. 12

10:30 am

Cast Meet and Greet

Story Jar area

Sat. Oct. 12

6:00 pm

Sensory Friendly Performance

McColl Family Theatre

Sun., Oct. 13

7:00 pm

Production Design Display

McColl Family Theater lobby

Oct. 1 - Nov. 3

Open hours

Photo Opportunity

Page Stage

Oct. 1 - Nov. 3

Open hours

Self-Guided Activity

Spangler Library

Oct. 1 - Nov. 3

Open hours

Programs at a Glance Theatre 360 Theatre in Your Classroom Scholarships and Payment Plans Community Involvement Program FAQs and Resources

Education Team

Michelle Long
Director of Education

Micah Hein
Camps & Community Programs Manager

Adam Montague
Early Childhood & School of Theatre Training Manager

Mavis Scully
Resident Teaching Artist

Karen Steele
Resident Teaching Artist

Stephanie Hurtado-Hoyos
Education Administrative Assistant

For more information about our education programs call 704-973-2837. Se habla español.