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QCT’s mission is to offer and perpetuate quality theatre entertainment and education in the performing arts through community participation.  The education program, open to both children and adults, strives to give its students skills not only as performers, but as creative thinkers, collaborators, and culturally-aware individuals.

QCT’s student theatre program is intended to bring theatre to students in a variety of ways. We accomplish this mission through three student theatre productions each year; classes taught at the theatre; full tours of our facility; and with our outreach program, which includes theatre workshops conducted in schools and a touring theatre production.  It is QCT’s goal to keep the integrity of its programs intact, while maintaining affordable tuition and fees.

Adults can explore and deepen their knowledge of the theatre by auditioning for a production, volunteering to work backstage, or enrolling in one of our adult classes which cover varied topics and training. All levels of experience are welcome.

QCT is proud of its education program and believes in the lasting impact it can make on a student and its community; therefore, a full-time, professional staff is employed to ensure the quality of the work is at its highest. Our theatre is looked upon as a safe haven. Students of all ages can enroll in our programs, knowing that they will be treated with respect and will exit our doors as confident, disciplined, respectful individuals.


QCT’s education opportunities are perfect for performers of all ages and experience levels. We believe in creating a fun environment in all of our theatre classes where it’s impossible to fail, creativity is encouraged, and all participants feel safe and respected.

Classes are offered for students and adults over three sessions: spring, summer, and fall.

Workshops & Tours

Let QCT come to your classroom or organization with one of our theatre workshops. Head of Education Brendan Shea will tailor a workshop to fit your needs, whether it be for a classroom or a community organization.

Or come to us for a tour of our beautiful facility. You’ll see “behind-the-scenes” of our upcoming shows, learn more about the history of theatre, and discover the state-of-the-art equipment that makes our productions possible.


We know firsthand the positive impact that theatre courses can have on a student’s life. Students who study theatre see an improvement in reading comprehension, are less likely to drop out of school, and form the life skill they need to succeed as adults.

That’s why we believe theatre education opportunities should be available to all students in our area. QCT offers three different scholarships to help make that happen.