RLT has experienced enormous growth since its beginnings in 1936. As one of the oldest continuously operating community theatres in the country, RLT holds a significant place in the Triangle arts scene offering entertainment, education and outreach programs year-round.
Now in its 77th season, RLT showcases 12 productions a year, with more than 130 performances. Raleigh Little Theatre has been awarded 12 “Best in the Triangle” awards from Spectator Magazine and The Independent Weekly, including the 2011 INDY Award for “Best Live Theatre”. RLT was named the “Best Children’s Theatre” by Carolina Parent Magazine and was honored with the 2002 Constance Welsh Theatre for Youth Award by the North Carolina Theatre Conference. Previously, our Education Program had received the “Leadership in Theatre Arts” award from the North Carolina Theatre Conference as well.
The Education Program is beginning its 24th year. We offer year-round instruction for students ages four to 18, an initiative supported by two full time staff, along with adjunct faculty. More than 850 students enroll each year in classes, camps and workshops. These are offered onsite at the Raleigh Little Theatre Complex and at the Apex Halle Cultural Arts Center.
The goal of Raleigh Little Theatre’s Education Program is to provide high quality theatre arts instruction in a safe nurturing environment. Raleigh Little Theatre 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: Send in the registration form (PDF)
General information for enrollees and parents
Faculty who's who
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Classes for youth ages 4-12
Classes for teens ages 13-18
Classes by specific age:               
All core classes
All performance classes
All specialty classes
Apex classes and workshops (Note: do not use the above registration form for these classes)
Download the full 2012-2013 Youth Education Program brochure (2.7 MB PDF)
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