It was fun, loved acting and rehearsing a lot of the parts. All I can say is they have a LOT of hats, but I will say that I'm coming back next year...

– Tristyn


The Children's Theater Workshop is preparing for the 25th season of the Summer Theater Workshop for the children of Pamlico County. The program takes place in the “Old Theater” on Broad Street in Oriental starting July 5th through July 30th, 2021. The workshop will consist of four two-week, half day programs with appropriate age groupings.

The workshop takes place at The Old Theater in downtown Oriental, providing the perfect backdrop of culture, arts, and history.

The workshop has a longstanding commitment to enriching the lives of children by providing a structured arts program led by an exceptional, and carefully chosen, theater arts Drama Coach.

During the age-divided, 2-week sessions, children are introduced to theater skills such as acting fundamentals, learning to speak on stage, using drama exercises by playing theater games, see the behind-the-scenes work, learn to work in peer groups, and meet new friends.

Learning about the performing arts can teach important skills in life, such as self-confidence, cooperation, self-discipline, and concentration. Imagination is encouraged!

We keep the registration fee affordable at $25 to make it possible for all children to attend. Scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of our donors.

COVID-19 Message from our

Board of Directors

It is with a heavy heart that the Board of Directors for the Children's Theater Workshop announce the decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Theater Workshop. This decision was made because we are faced with risks and uncertainty that can’t be eliminated, even with the best of preparations and intensions. This challenging decision has been extremely difficult and comes with disappointment of not being able to provide the full theater experience to the children in our area.


However, the board is now tossing around some fantastic plans to make sure we keep the theater arts active here for the children, despite the cancellation of the summer program this year. Ideas include guest artists, former drama coaches, and other theater based talent coming to Oriental later in the year, when it has been deemed safer to do so. These may be in the form of short workshops or interactive performances. We may also provide virtual outreach by sharing acting tips and other theatrical education pieces via social media. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages, and here on our website for additional information later.


Thank you to our community, partners, and friends for your support of the Children's Theater Workshop these many years!

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