CCT Academy

Students of all ages can join in on our fun and inviting classes!

Special Update Regarding COVID-19

Please note the status update for the following productions and programs as of May 15, 2020:

Summer Camps 2020

We have made the difficult decision to cancel camps between June 1 – July 3.

We are still accepting registrations for camps starting on July 6, with modified precautions based on the state’s requirements for social distancing. This decision is subject to change, since we are only able to determine how to proceed along with the standards set by the State of Ohio. We hope to provide our enriching summer camps to your children in a safe and comfortable environment beginning on July 6.

We are continually monitoring communications, and we remain attentive to your needs. Stay connected to CCT via Instagram (cctcolumbus), Facebook and YouTube for new digital content.
I hope you stay vigilant, yet find optimism in this time of uncertainty.

Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones.


Susan Pringle
Executive Director
Columbus Children’s Theatre

New for the 2019-2020 Academy Classes

CLASS LEVELS: You asked for it and we listened! We are excited to now offer leveled classes!

Discovery: Our youngest students will be exposed to different elements of theatre through dramatic play.

Beginner: Older students gain new skills through dramatic play and theatrical exercises.

Intermediate: Take a deeper dive into specific subject areas through focused instruction.

Advanced: Designed for students with demonstrated ability to help prepare them for pre-professional level theatre,

IMMERSIVE CLASSES: Have you ever wanted to step into the pages of your favorite book, or interact with characters from plays and movies? We now offer a selection of fully-immersive classes designed for young students and beginners to step right into the story from the moment they enter the classroom!

REDUCED-TUITION: CCT is excited to offer a limited number of reduced-tuition spaces in each Academy class, available first-come-first-serve with proof of participation in WIC, Ohio Directions, or Ohio Medicaid. See Academy Policies for more information.

What to Expect in CCT’s 2019-2020 Academy

  • After School and Weekend Classes
  • Curriculum that meets Ohio’s Learning Standards in the arts, connected academic areas, and social/ emotional development
  • Each class will culminate in an informal “share day” in the class space; students will showcase skills learned/projects completed during the class
  • Inclusive environment that supports students of all abilities.
  • Play-In-A Day and Weekend Workshops offered throughout the year for unique learning and performance opportunities
  • Professional, highly-qualified teaching artist faculty and staff


About the CCT Academy

CCT offers an excellent selection of fun and enriching Academy classes. Students in Pre-K through 12th grade can enjoy CCT’s renowned high-quality theatre education at any one of our many locations in central Ohio. Taught by experienced theatre professionals, and designed to provide individual attention and feedback, our classes and camps educate and inspire budding young performers.


To receive real-time updates, please follow us on Facebook or join the email list.

View class schedule and register





Private Lessons

CCT is proud to offer private lessons in downtown Columbus in a variety of subjects for students ages 7 through adult: Acting, Voice, Dance, Flute and Piano.


Advanced Performance Academy

CCT’s Advanced Performance Academy offers intensive training for serious students.


Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available for families who demonstrate need. Through generous donors in the community, CCT is able to grant young students this assistance.