Since 1987, South Carolina Children’s Theatre has impacted the lives of children and families in our community through theatre, educational classes and workshops, and accessible outreach initiatives. Each year, South Carolina Children’s Theatre produces and performs five high quality, live theatre performances featuring children and adults at the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre. We also produce 4 additional shows and other special events at our 2nd Stage at The Kroc Center or at our temporary headquarters at 1200 Pendleton Street in the West Village. Throughout the year, we offer professional year-round education in the dramatic arts for children ages 3 to 18, and we provide educational outreach to at-risk, disadvantaged, hospitalized and special needs children.
The South Carolina Children’s Theatre mission is to educate and stimulate the minds and imaginations of young people and their families through participation in high-quality theatre, year-round education, and accessible outreach.
We develop strong, family-oriented, enlightening theatre experiences which engage our audiences, invite them to broaden their horizons, and serve as a gateway to a lifelong love of the arts.
We offer impactful, engaging and accessible education. Through doing so, we provide excellent training opportunities for current and future arts professionals. Additionally, we advocate for literacy through the use of books as material for our performances.
We serve the community through outreach and collaboration with organizations that share our passion for improving the lives of children and their families. We understand that our existence is dependent on the value we bring to those we serve.
South Carolina Children’s Theatre envisions a community where all children experience the transformational power of the arts, which nourish creativity, grow empathy, and inspire confidence.
Our Core Values
Passion for People
We provide a safe, comforting and joyful environment for anyone who visits SCCT.
We facilitate the development of self-esteem and confidence by exploring the wonders of theatre.
We pursue quality and professionalism in every aspect of theatre, education and outreach.
We remove barriers and touch the lives of many people, including those who seldom have the opportunity to experience the joy of theatre.
We show strong, moral and ethical character through our actions, words and theatrical experiences.
The mission of South Carolina Children's Theatre is to educate and stimulate the minds and imaginations of young people and their families through participation in high-quality theatre, year-round education, and accessible outreach.
Established in 1987, SCCT is the largest year-round children's theatre in the state of South Carolina. We are very fortunate that we earn 64% of our budget. For the remaining 36%, we turn to you for support.