The Education Program is beginning its 28th year. We offer year-round instruction for students ages 4 to 18, an initiative supported by two full time staff, along with adjunct faculty. More than 1,000 students enroll each year in classes, camps and workshops. These are offered onsite at RLT, the Apex Halle Cultural Arts Center, the Sertoma Arts Center in North Raleigh, the Knightdale Recreation Center, the Wendell Community Center and the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre.
The goal of RLT’s Education Program is to provide high quality theatre arts instruction in a safe nurturing environment. RLT is dedicated to the belief that theatre training promotes self-esteem, builds confidence, stimulates creativity, sharpens communication skills, fosters an appreciation of team work, raises cultural awareness, celebrates diversity, encourages respect for self and others and lays the foundation for a lifelong love of the arts. The study of theatre not only trains students to be better actors, it inspires them to be better people.
Enrollments: Register online (RLT, Knightdale and Wendell classes only*)
New! To register for classes at RLT, Knightdale and Wendell, use our online registration facility. If you have trouble with the online facility, you may also register by sending in our PDF registration form. Registration for classes in Apex, North Raleigh and Wake Forest are done at those facilities.
Need help? Need help deciding which classes are appropriate for your interested child? Contact Kathleen Rudolph (email@example.com or 919-821-4579 x 225) or Linda O’Day Young (firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-821-4579 x235) and they will be happy to answer your questions.
General information for enrollees and parents
Faculty who's who
Classes run at RLT for youth ages 4-12
Classes run at RLT for teens ages 13-18
Classes run in Apex*
Classes run in North Raleigh*
Classes run in Wendell
Classes run in Wake Forest*
Classes run in Knightdale
* Note: Do not use the RLT registration facility for Apex, North Raleigh and Wake Forest classes. Please contact these respective facilities directly.
Classes by specific age:               
All core classes
All performance classes
All specialty classes
All Spring Break camps
Download the full 2016-2017 Youth Education Program brochure (3.5 MB PDF)
RLT is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, with funds from the United Arts Campaign as well as the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.
RLT is funded in part by the City of Raleigh, based on recommendations by the Raleigh Arts Commission.
RLT thanks The Davidian Youth Education Endowment, The John William Pope Foundation, Carolina Hurricanes Kids 'N Community Foundation, The Wells Fargo Foundation and all of the individuals that contribute to the Scholarship Fund.
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