Please view our updated COVID-19 Guidelines here.
What is MainStage?
MainStage productions are held in our Bell MainStage Theatre. MainStage performances bring wonder and excitement to the stage through our commitment to family-oriented theatre. There are six productions each year.
Where do SCCT Mainstage performances take place?
South Carolina Children’s Theatre – Bell MainStage
153 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Are MainStage performances sold as assigned seating?
Typically, MainStage performances are sold as ‘seated’, meaning your ticket is associated with a specific seat in the theatre. Currently, due to COVID-19 social distancing mandates, all 2020-2021 MainStage Season productions will be sold as General Admission, meaning seats are not assigned. SCCT ushers will be on hand to help seat ticketholders as they arrive to ensure parties are seated together and that proper distance is kept between other, non-family parties. When it is safe for us to sit arm-to-arm once again, we will reverse this temporary policy. Thank you for your understanding.
- Due to our socially-distanced seating procedures, patrons/parties who wish to be seated together must purchase all tickets under one order.
- In order to safely seat all patrons in a physically distant configuration, ticket sales will close 24 hours prior to each performance show time. Thank you for your understanding.
When is the Box Office open?
Our Box Office is not yet open, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In the meantime, please call or email the Box Office at 864-235-2885.
What times are MainStage performances?
Please check the individual production page for performance times.
How much are tickets, where do I buy them and what forms of payment are accepted?
Tickets to our MainStage performances are $20. Tickets may be purchased through the Box Office (864-235-2885) or online. SCCT accepts Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Why is there a ticketing fee?
SCCT does charge a service fee on tickets to help us cover some of the costs involved. We do our best to keep this fee as low as possible.
Can I exchange my tickets for another performance of the same show?
SCCT does not refund tickets, but if the performance title has multiple show dates, you can exchange your ticket with a 48-hour notice prior to curtain. An $8.00 service fee will apply for the entire order. This fee is waived for Season Subscribers (when applied to subscription performances).
What happens when I miss a performance or do not use my tickets?
All sales are final and tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable. The South Carolina Children’s Theatre is not responsible for lost/stolen tickets or missed performances. You may choose to donate the cost of the tickets and receive a tax receipt from SCCT.
May I donate my tickets?
Yes! We are happy to work with you to donate your tickets through our Outreach Program. Please contact the Box Office 864-235-2885 and we will be happy to donate your tickets.
Are your shows appropriate for children under the age of 3 years?
While SCCT Productions are designed for family entertainment; children under 3 may not enjoy certain shows. Please note it is not recommended that infants be brought to performances. We suggest most performances for ages 3 and up (with the exception of a WeePlay production). Please contact the Box Office 864-235-2885 if you have any additional questions.
Does SCCT offer discounts on Group Sales for MainStage productions?
Yes! For groups of 10 or more we offer a 10% discount group discount. To purchase theatre tickets for a group, contact the Box Office 864-235-2885.
Are you offering Season Tickets for 2021-2022?
We are not currently offering Season tickets. For the 2021-2022 Season, all productions will be sold individually.
Are your facilities accessible to patrons with disabilities?
Yes, SCCT has accessible seating for patrons with disabilities. When purchasing tickets online, you have the ability to select an accessible seat(s) or contact the Box Office 864-235-2885 to purchase your tickets and request an accessible seat(s).
Do infants have to have a ticket?
While our shows are best suited for ages 3 and up, we realize this is not always possible. Any children 2 and under, who are not occupying a seat, are not required to purchase a ticket.
What if I lost my ticket?
Do not worry! Please bring your photo ID and SCCT can print you a new ticket 30 minutes before show time or during our box office hours.
Can we bring a stroller?
Yes, you may. Once you arrive at SCCT, an usher will guide you to the designated stroller parking in our lobby. Strollers and car carriers are not allowed inside the theatre.
Are cameras or video cameras allowed in the theatre?
No. Cameras of any kind can be distracting to the actors onstage and may interfere with the performance and audience. Pictures can be taken in the lobby afterwards.
Do children perform in your productions?
We cast our shows age appropriately, so children are a big part of our productions.
What is 2nd Stage?
2nd Stage productions are held at Younts 2nd Stage – a smaller, more intimate theatre space in our new facility. 2nd Stage performances are designed to share the magic of theatre with youth and their families, but at a lower price point of only $10 per ticket. There are four productions each year, including one WeePlay Theatre production produced especially for our youngest patrons – aged 18 months to five years.
Where do 2nd Stage performances take place?
South Carolina Children’s Theatre – Younts 2nd Stage
153 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Do 2nd Stage/WeePlay tickets have assigned seating and what is carpet seating?
2nd Stage/WeePlay does not have assigned seating and carpet seating is the popular choice among our youngest patrons. Of course we have chairs, but we also have large carpets in the front row. This allows smaller people to be up close and personal. Many 2nd Stage shows do involve audience participation.
What times are the performances?
Please visit our 2nd Stage page here for updates about our future 2nd Stage Season and ticket information.
How much are 2nd Stage/WeePlay tickets, where do I buy them and what forms of payment are accepted?
Tickets are $10 per person. It is best to purchase tickets on our website with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) or in person with cash or check at the SCCT Box Office Headquarters. A few tickets are often available on the day of the production, but advanced purchase is HIGHLY recommended as the shows do sell out. Online purchases will incur a $1.00 service charge per ticket.
Can I redeem SCCT 2nd Stage/WeePlay Gift Certificates Online?
Yes. Gift Certificates are available online here.
Can I exchange my 2nd Stage/WeePlay tickets for another performance of the same show?
Ticket exchanges are allowable for another 2nd Stage/WeePlay performance of the same title only, up to 48 hours prior to the performance you are scheduled to attend. Exchanges can be handled by calling the Box Office. Exchanges are not allowed at the time of a performance. All exchanges are subject to availability. Exchanges for 2nd Stage tickets are without fee.
What happens when I miss a performance or do not use my tickets?
All sales are final and tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. South Carolina Children’s Theatre is not responsible for missed performances. You may choose to donate the cost of the tickets and receive a tax receipt from SCCT. To do so, please contact SCCT Headquarters at 864-235-2885.
May I donate my tickets?
Yes! We are happy to work with you to donate your tickets through our Outreach Program.
Are your shows appropriate for children under the age of 3 years?
While SCCT Productions are designed for family entertainment; children under 3 may not enjoy particular shows. Please note it is not recommended that infants be brought to performances. We suggest most performances for ages 3 and up (with exception of a WeePlay production). Please call the Box Office at 864-235-2885 if you have further questions regarding age recommendations for any particular show.
Does 2nd Stage/WeePlay have school day morning shows?
Yes. Please visit our 2nd Stage page here for updates about our future 2nd Stage Season and show times.
Does SCCT offer discounts on Group Sales for 2nd Stage shows?
Because our 2nd Stage ticket prices are only $10 per person, we do not offer group rates for these productions.
Are Season Tickets available for 2nd Stage/WeePlay productions?
No – each production is ticketed separately.
Do you have special needs accommodations?
Yes, SCCT can accommodate anyone with special needs. We do ask that you let us know your plans ahead of time so that we can be sure to make whatever adjustments are needed to the floor plan if needed. Please contact the Box Office at 864-235-2885.
Can we bring a stroller into the theatre?
Body carriers (such as a Baby Bjorn/Ergobaby) is recommended as strollers and car carriers are not allowed in the performance space. If you have a stroller, ushers will led you to our designated stroller parking area in the lobby.
When should we arrive at the theatre?
The door will open 30 minutes prior to curtain for 2nd Stage productions and 15 minutes for Wee Play productions.
Where should I park?
SCCT has a limited number of parking spaces, but there is a paid lot just up the street, adjacent to GATHER GVL. Click here to view our parking map.
Are cameras or video cameras allowed in the theatre during the performances?
No. Cameras of any kind can be distracting to the actors onstage and may interfere with the performance. Pictures can be taken in the lobby afterwards.
Do children perform in your plays?
We cast talent based on the appropriate age required for the role, so children are often part of our productions.
Please view our updated COVID-19 Class Guidelines here.
Where are SCCT classes held?
SCCT Headquarters located at 153 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29601. To drop off your student, turn into our parking lot and pull to end of the sidewalk. Look for the colorful awning to the Education Door and the DROP OFF sign.
How do I register for classes?
You may register on our website with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express), or by calling Jill Wolf at 864-238-2885 (Monday, Tuesday or Thursday between 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM).
Does SCCT offer financial aid opportunities?
Yes, SCCT has a Scholarship Program. You may download the form online or contact Jill Wolf for further information.
Can I set up a payment plan for classes?
Please contact Jill Wolf to request payment plan. This option is not applicable to receive the Early Enrollment Discounts.
What happens if I want to cancel the class? Do I get a refund?
Tuition refunds may be made no later than 10 days prior to the first day of classes/camps. All refunds will be less a $30 class cancellation fee.
Are parents allowed to stay during class time?
During COVID, no, only students are allowed in the building during class times (the only exception is the parent meeting DURING Test Drive classes). Normally, parents are welcome to stay in the Education Lobby during class time. Most teachers will gladly let you observe a class when arranged in advance. We also are very happy to have parents volunteer during this time. Check with Betsy Bisson to make arrangements.
My child has done a lot of theatre with school and other programs, but this is our first SCCT class. Can we register for upper level classes?
Consideration for placement in upper level classes is solely at the teacher’s discretion. The student may be required to take a test to establish their working knowledge as well as perform a monologue and go through an interview.
Who teaches the SCCT Theatre Arts Conservatory classes?
All of our instructors are theatre professionals, experienced in working on stage as performers, back stage in varied technical theatre positions, and in working specifically with youth.
What types of classes do you offer?
The format includes Studio Level, Production and Process Classes, and Workshops. Each format offers unique games, activities and challenges for the theatre student.
Do you strictly adhere to age policy for classes?
We make every effort to adhere to the age policy for classes. The exception would be a returning student for the same teacher and the specific ages enrolled in the class in question. Each teacher can best assess the needs of the individual student.
How many children are in a class?
Class enrollment minimums and maximums are specific to the type of class. Please see the information provided in each class description. During COVID we are adjusting room assignments for larger classes into our largest class spaces. We follow the state guidelines for safe square footage allotments per child.
When are your classes?
Our classes run year-round, with a Fall and Spring semester, a Winter Mini-Mester and Summer Camp courses.
How long do classes run?
A typical session is 10 weeks (though Winter Mini-mester is only 6 weeks). Studio classes run for full or part-year.
Will taking classes help my child get cast in one of your plays?
Enrollment in a class does not guarantee casting in a production, but honing acting skills through classes certainly helps children prepare for the expectations of auditions and the demands of rehearsals.
Will there be a performance at the end of the class?
All classes (1st grade and up) will end in some kind of informal “sharing” for the parents (except for the Winter Mini-Mester or otherwise specified). Depending on the type of class, some sharings may present a rehearsed performance and some may be a sample class. During COVID we are recording the “sharing” and sending the video link to parents.
Does my child need experience to take classes?
No. We have classes for beginners at every age as well as classes for those with experience.
Do you have an intern program?
We have college-age semester-long, unpaid internships available through Upstate colleges in Marketing, Production, Education and Outreach (this one is Fall Semester only). For more information please visit our Internships page.
Is there a place for my class to eat lunch after the show?
We are located in downtown Greenville, so there are downtown restaurants nearby. We are also within easy walking distance to Falls Park with picnic opportunities.
How much are school performance tickets?
$11.00 per ticket
Do chaperones/teachers/bus drivers have to pay for their tickets?
Yes, a ticket for admission is required by all in attendance.
Do you have sign language interpreters?
Sign language interpreters can be arranged. Please contact Vanessa Weber to inquire.
I home-school my child, can we come to a school performance?
How do I purchase school performance tickets?
Please visit the Daytime Performances page to get updates on our school performances. We hope to be back soon!
Is touring the same as a school performance?
No. School performances are held at SCCT. We also have shows that tour and perform productions at Upstate schools and organizations. Please see details on our Touring page.
What is the touring company? Where does it tour?
Our touring company consists of professional actors that travel to your school to perform a production. We have material appropriate for tours and workshops to Upstate Middle and Elementary schools. Please see details on our Touring page.
Do you only tour to schools?
Primarily schools, but we can also bring paid performances to organizations or groups, if there is a performance space.
How do I book the touring company and how much does it cost?
Please see details on our Touring page.
Due to COVID-19, SCCT is not offering birthday parties at this time.
What is included in a SCCT birthday party and how much does it cost?
Birthday Parties include the following:
- Dramatic instruction through a story
- Costumes, props and set for the story
- A pre-set performance space in our Theatre Arts Conservatory classroom
- A performance starring the birthday person and his/her friends
- A gift for the birthday person as a souvenir from SCCT
- 5% discount coupons to SCCT’s Theatre Arts Conservatory for acting classes for each guest!
A party with 12 guests (all children other than actual birthday person) is $275.
$10 will be added for each additional participating guest.
Who do I contact to schedule a birthday party?
To schedule a Birthday Party, please contact Jill Wolf on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday between 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM at 864-235-2885.
Where do I audition?
SCCT Headquarters located at 153 Augusta Street. Visit our Audition page to learn more.
How do I prepare for an audition?
Each audition will be different based on the type of show, the cast needed, and the director’s requirements. Therefore, you will need to check the specific Audition Call for each specific production you are interested in. Audition requirements will be posted on our website. You may want to consider taking our Audition Prep Workshop offered before most auditions. If you have further questions regarding auditions, please contact Vanessa Weber.
Do I have to take SCCT Theatre Arts Conservatory classes in order to audition?
Contrary to popular belief, you are not required to take SCCT classes in order to audition or be cast in a production. We do, however, encourage participating in theatre arts’ training. It’s like any other form of training. It takes practice to hone the craft – the more you do it, the better you get.
What do I wear to auditions?
Always dress neatly and comfortably for auditions. Typically the Audition Call will offer further instructions based on the type of production. For instance, a musical will almost certainly have dancing and part of auditioning for a musical will include learning a short dance and performing. In this case you would want to wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes that will allow you to move. Skirts/dresses and open toed shoes are not recommended.
How do I know if I am cast for a SCCT production after an audition?
For MainStage Productions, the Cast List will be posted both on the Box Office door of SCCT and online under the production’s page. The date and time that the list will be posted will be specified on the Audition Notes handout you receive at auditions. Every one that auditioned should check the Cast List, just because you were not “Called Back” does not necessarily mean you did not get cast. For 2nd Stage Productions, the Cast List will be emailed.
How does my child get involved in SCCT?
Auditioning is a great introduction to South Carolina Children’s Theatre, but the best ways to get involved in SCCT are participating in the Conservatory or volunteering. Both ways provide the opportunity to learn the basics and essentials of bringing a production to life.
Does SCCT use talent agents/agencies for casting?
As a volunteer theatre, we do not seek out talent agents/agencies for casting, but rely on dedicated members of the community who enjoy participating in the Theatre Arts.
Where can I find information on upcoming auditions?
Audition Calls will be posted on our website under the specific production’s page and the Auditions page. We also announce them in e-blasts and on our social media channels. If you need to submit a video audition, here are some guidelines.
What kind of time commitment for rehearsals is required if I or my child is cast in a SCCT MainStage Production?
Rehearsal times vary based on type of production, directors, and individual roles. Most are scheduled Monday through Thursday 6:30 pm- 8:30pm or later, and beginning as early as three to four months from opening night. Rehearsal schedules are subject to change.
What is SCCT’s non-profit status? Will my donation be tax deductible?
South Carolina Children’s Theatre is a non-profit 501c3. Monetary and in-kind donations are tax deductible. All donors will receive written acknowledgement of their gift with our tax identification number for their records.
How do I make a donation?
Making a donation to South Carolina Children’s Theatre can be done in several ways. We offer corporate sponsorship opportunities, accept foundation grants, and Wish List fulfillment (in-kind) to mention a few. For more information on donating, visit our Giving page.
How do I volunteer?
We need all sorts of volunteers from painters and builders to labelers and marketing material couriers. Click here to fill out the volunteer form and Vanessa Weber will be in touch with you soon. All volunteers 18 and older are required to fill out a Safe Stage Policy Background check. A Safe Stage Policy form will be provided to you when you sign up for your first activity.
Information on our 2021-2022 season events coming soon!
Click here to learn more.