In-Person Classes

McCarter offers an array of in-person and online classes for K-12th grade students and adults. Each class fosters a supportive and creative environment where every student is free to explore, play, and develop their unique artistic voice.

Whether you have years of experience or you're trying theater for the first time, McCarter's classes offer a meaningful and joyful learning experience for students of all ages.

Kindergarten

Students use the power of their imaginations to travel on amazing adventures without ever leaving the classroom.

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Grades 1-3

Students have creative ownership of the original adventures they'll devise together.

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Grades 3-5

Students work as a creative ensemble as they develop their talent as comedic actors.

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Grades 6-8

Students hone their technique and develop artistry as they collectively devise and perform an original script.

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Grades 9-12

Students engage in intensive workshops exploring directing, acting, playwriting, and more.

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Adults

Explore something new, rediscover a long-lost hobby, or improve your skills with supportive, engaging classmates and expert teaching artists.

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Questions?

We've put together a list of frequently asked questions for In-Person Classes.

If you have specific questions about payments or registration, email patronservices@mccarter.org.

If you have specific questions about class contentstructure, or accessibility services for education classes, email classes@mccarter.org.

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Scholarships

McCarter Theatre Center is dedicated to serving those students who are interested and excited about experiencing our unique programming. We encourage families who are considering not participating in our programs because of monetary issues to apply for financial aid, which is provided by several individual sponsors, corporate and foundation funding, and the State of New Jersey. If you're interested, please download this form.