About Us

 

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 SCCT headquarters at 153 Augusta Street in the West End. . 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.

Our Mission

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.

 

South Carolina Children's Theatre - Performance, Education, Outreach

 

Performance

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.

Education

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.

Outreach

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.

 

Our Vision

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.

Empowerment

We facilitate the development of self-esteem and confidence by exploring the wonders of theatre.

Excellence

We pursue quality and professionalism in every aspect of theatre, education and outreach.

Accessibility

We remove barriers and touch the lives of many people, including those who seldom have the opportunity to experience the joy of theatre.

Uncompromised Integrity

We show strong, moral and ethical character through our actions, words and theatrical experiences.