Walltown Children’s Theatre inspires positive social change by empowering and reconnecting young people from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, creating a new expression of community, and enriching their lives and those of their families and communities, through exemplary performing arts instruction and youth development programming.
About Walltown Children's Theatre
At Walltown Children's Theatre, we believe every youth has the ability to succeed when given the opportunities and support to do so. WCT is embedded in and directly serves the youth and families in the immediate Walltown community, in Durham, and in the Triangle.
When we founded in 2000, WCT developed after-school programming to connect youth with the community at large and has been a major contributor to the successful revitalization of the Walltown neighborhood. We have had great success in changing the lives of youth by nurturing collaboration, discipline, and confidence in one's talents in a small, safe environment. Our enrollment has grown and our reputation for high-quality arts instruction has attracted students from all over Durham and the surrounding area. The WCT after-school environment is a relaxed and "family-like" atmosphere. Children are encouraged to be respectful and supportive of one another.
We remain true to our core mission of providing high-quality arts instruction regardless of a student's ability to pay. Duke University, Triangle Community Foundation, Durham County, and the Durham Arts Council are among the donors who allow WCT to provide scholarship funding to any student who needs it.
We offer classes in drumming, drama, vocal technique, creative writing, piano lab, stage production, and dance, and are adding new classes each year. In addition to training and tutoring, WCT builds confidence in youth by offering opportunities for leadership and supporting students as they take on additional responsibilities within the school. Our goal is to prepare students for any career or undertaking by helping them build a strong and well-grounded set of life skills through the arts.