Exploring the Arts in Charlotte… With Kids!

Mint Uptowndawn By Jeff Clare

From onstage performing arts to hands-on painting, sculpting and creating, the art scene is alive in Charlotte with children in mind.

Mint Museum
From ARTventure scavenger hunts, Family Fun Days and hands-on activities at the Lewis Family Gallery, families are encouraged to explore exhibitions at the Mint Museum Uptown at the Levine Center for the Arts. More special exhibitions and hands-on classes can be found at the Mint Museum Randolph.

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art hosts Family Days with reduced admission that include special art activities, scavenger hunts, and family-focused museum tours.

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture hosts Family First events on the first Saturday of each month that includes films for children, plus storytelling and hands-on art.

NCDance2.pngNorth Carolina Dance Theatre
North Carolina Dance Theatre, led by award-winning choreographer Pierre Bonnefoux, has seasonal shows for children, including the anticipated “Nutcracker.” The North Carolina Dance Theatre School of Dance hosts classes, camps and workshops for interested dancers beginning at age 3.

Charlotte Youth Ballet
The Charlotte Youth Ballet holds its auditions and performances at the Dale Halton Theater on the campus of Central Piedmont Community College, and at Knight Theater at the Levine Campus for Cultural Arts.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
Introduce children to theater via Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. The season runs each year from August to May. Those with a flair for dramatics and join in drama camp in the summer.

Charlotte Symphony Lollipops
The Charlotte Symphony Lollipops series is specially designed for children with kid-friendly themes, such as “The Wizard of Oz” that may include puppetry by Grey Seal Puppets. 

Carolina Voices
Carolina Voices is the city’s choral arts group. It is known for its “Singing Christmas Tree” and “Singing Christmas Tree KIDS” performances each holiday season.

Charlotte Children’s Choir
The Charlotte Children’s Choir includes more than 200 children ages 8-18, and is comprised of six main choirs beginning with a preparatory choir and progressing to the senior choirs. The Choir School at St. Peter’s hosts auditions for children as young as 7 with no prior training, and performs for the community throughout the year.

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