NASHVILLE CHILDREN'S THEATRE
25 Middleton Street, Nashville
Nashville Children's Theatre's Drama Camps and Classes have taught generations of Nashvillians. Whether students want to explore acting, have fun being creative with new friends, or develop strong theatre skills, NCT has something to offer. Our drama school has in-person and online camp and class opportunities for all skill levels that focus on creative play, skill-building, informal, or even full-scaled, professionally-run productions. We invite you to read below about our accessibility and inclusion practices as well as our departmental teaching philosophy.
NCT Drama School Teaching Philosophy
At NCT we believe that theatre skills are life skills. We celebrate each student’s individuality. Regardless of their age, experience, ability, gender, who they love, economic status, where they come from, religion, ethnicity, or how their brains and bodies experience, process, and traverse the world - they belong at NCT.
We believe in the power of ‘play’ and the greater learning that is derived from it. We cherish joyful play, playing with, and playing along.
We honor the process more than the product. It is important to us for every young person to feel heard, celebrated, and uplifted. We strive to pass the light to all of the young people we serve. We embrace the notion of ‘productive struggle’ - that the journey is the purpose, not a means to an end. That ‘failures’ should be joyfully reframed as steps towards understanding. Practice makes progress. We embrace change. We believe in the power of the ensemble and that no singular person is more important than another. In all things, we rise and fall together.
We believe in celebrating our similarities and our differences. We believe in ‘the work’ - knowing that the skills that theatre instills will help to make the world more just, empathetic, and kind.
Practices that benefit some of our students also benefit all of our students.
We meet every student where they are, right now, and we are committed to who they are becoming.
We will always strive and continue to learn, grow, listen, and respond.