Charleston Stage has one of the oldest and largest arts education programs for young people in the region. Led by Rylee Coppel, Director of Education and Engagement, and by Colin Waters, Education Program Manager, Charleston Stage's TheatreSchool classes are taught by ten full-time professional actors who make up Charleston Stage’s Resident Acting Company. These professional educators guide levels K-12 through the crafts of acting, vocal development, and musical theatre at grade-appropriate challenges and curricula.

By learning the discipline of live performance as they develop their own creative voices, students grow in poise, movement, speaking, and acting as they explore improvisation, theatre games, character development, and the other many skills of professional actors. Charleston Stage’s acting classes serve to provide young people with performance and creative thinking skills that will serve them in whatever profession they one day choose.


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enrollment is accepted on a rolling basiS.


Summer Camps K-2nd Grade 3rd - 5th Grade
6th - 8th Grade 9th - 12th Grade Performance Troupe
Playfest TheatreWings Faculty
Policies and Calendar West Ashley Theatre Center Faculty


Questions About Classes or tuition assistance? Please Contact Our Education Offices at 843.225.3900 or Email RYLEE COPPEL, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION and engagement, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..