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Children’s Theatre Series

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department’s Children’s Theatre Series provides an excellent field trip opportunity for students in grades K4 through sixth grade.  Daycares, families, and seniors are also welcome to enjoy the exciting presentations. Unless noted otherwise, the minimal charge of $2.00 per child enables all adult chaperones to attend FREE.  Admission fee is waived for students with free/reduced lunch status.  Schools are responsible for their own transportation to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418.  All performances begin at 10:00am and last approx. one hour.  Groups of 10+ must register in advance. Reservation forms are available below.  Payment is due at the door by cash, credit card, money order, or check made payable to the City of North Charleston. For more information, call 843-740-5854.

All Children’s Theatre performances are designed in accordance with state curriculum standards. Educators may visit the performing groups’ websites or contact them directly to access study guides and lesson plans.


2017/18 Children's Theatre Programs

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Hans Brinker and the Quick-Silver Rocket Skates (for grades K-8)
presented by Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth
This musical version of the classic children’s story, set in the future, follows Hans as he uses his engineering ingenuity to invent Rocket Skates to beat the clock and help his ailing mother.  Songs like “Make The Connection” inspire audiences to find their own direction and become creative thinkers.  This show is perfect for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) initiatives.  Don Gruel & Noel Holland of Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth have been touring throughout the U.S. since 1995, giving hundreds of performances for more than 70,000 audience members annually.  More info at www.atlantic-coast-theatre.com.

Friday, February 2, 2018
“Black History Heroes, Soldiers & Spies” (For grades 3-adult)
Presented in honor of Black History Month by Bright Star Touring Theatre
This is a new show that celebrates some of the many stories of Black American heroes.  In this production, audiences will have an opportunity to experience the work of the Buffalo Soldiers, including Colonel Charles Young, as they explore and settle the American West.  They will also join the Tuskegee Airmen as they take flight to help win World War II.  This play also highlights the work of spies, such as Mary Elizabeth Bowser, who worked for the Union during the Civil War.  This exciting and interactive production will captivate audiences as they are drawn into some of the most unique and exciting stories from Black History.  The 2017/18 season marks Bright Star Touring Theatre’s 15th anniversary of providing professional theatre to young audiences!  The group will travel across the nation, providing more than 1,500 performances to young audiences in nearly every imaginable venue.  More info at www.brightstartheatre.com.

Thursday, April 12, 2018
The Great Pirate Race - Math Game Show (for grades preK-6)
presented by The Story Ship
This new math STEM show combines all of our favorite things – board gaming, racing, music, magic and animation!  The board game and animation parts of the show are projected on to a large screen. The audience is divided into two teams.  The teams are in a race to get to the treasure.  Each team will have to complete challenges that include solving math problems, solving puzzles, helping with magic tricks, and team comedy challenges all held on stage with a live pirate!  This show is highly interactive with more than 60 opportunities for the audience members to participate!  Get ready for high seas swashbuckling adventure! More info at www.storyship.com.


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