Student Stage Series

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Last year, more than 2,000 students enjoyed field trips to see shows at The Clayton Center—for free! 

The school performances offered by The Clayton Center are free to schools and are designed to engage students as they discover the excitement of the performing arts while learning valuable lessons that can then be applied to their classroom learning. Arts education is important at all grade levels, and live performances inspire students to view their world more creatively and to connect with literature and other areas of study more deeply.

The annual series is made possible by Johnston County Public Schools, the Town of Clayton, the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation, the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the Johnston County Arts Council, and other community partners. 

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Upcoming Performances

We're cooking up some great shows for next school year. Check back soon for details!

In the meantime, check out our Resources for Educators and photos from past performances for a better idea of what we do.

To schedule your field trip or for more information email Martha Vandergriff, or call 919-553-1737.



Attention Teachers!

Check out our Resources for Educators, including our Theatre Attendance Guide and NC Essential Standard curriculum connections. Reach out to Martha Vandergriff with questions or to reserve your seats.