Charleston Stage


Charleston, SC


  • Opera/Musical Theatre
  • Theatre

Geographical Availability

  • Low Country


Primary Contact: Rylee Coppel

Charleston Stage has one of the oldest and largest arts education programs for young people in the region. Led by Rylee Coppel, Director of Education and Engagement, and by Colin Waters, Education Program Manager, Charleston Stage’s Theatre School classes are taught by ten full-time professional actors who make up Charleston Stage’s Resident Acting Company. These professional educators guide levels K-12 through the crafts of acting, vocal development, and musical theatre at grade-appropriate challenges and curricula.

By learning the discipline of live performance as they develop their own creative voices, students grow in poise, movement, speaking, and acting as they explore improvisation, theatre games, character development, and the other many skills of professional actors. Charleston Stage’s acting classes serve to provide young people with performance and creative thinking skills that will serve them in whatever profession they one day choose.