Academy at HART

Where everyone can be a Kid at HART

Kids at HART is our Youth Drama Program under the Artistic Direction of Shelia Radford Sumpter. Each year Kids at HART offers acting classes and hands on experience in tech to youth from the Western North Carolina area. The program was started in 2016 as a way to provide theater experience and education to youth throughout the area. No young person has to pay to be in any Kids at HART show, and there is a minimum fee for classes and camps. Sign up for our mailing list online for notifications and watch our website. Kids at HART also has a Facebook page and an Instagram.

If you have further questions, email the Artistic Director at: education@harttheatre.org

The Academy at HART

Our Spring Class Announcement is now out!

HART is proud to offer classes for kids, teens, adults, and seniors! Next up at HART we will have our summer camps with opportunities for ages 4-18.

Kids at HART Auditions

Children of Eden Jr auditions are Dec 3rd and 5th
click below to sign up!

PLAYING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON:

A Christmas Story

 

Weekends

December 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 7:30pm
December 11 & 18 at 2pm

The Main Stage Theatre at HART
Directed by Erin McCarson

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.

Mission Statement

 

To offer quality theatre to our community as a diverse and enriching experience for both our performers and our audience. To challenge both our actors and our audience to think in new ways and see the world through fresh eyes. To offer performance opportunities to the talent in the region and showcase those abilities. To nurture and train the inexperienced, and guide those interested in a career towards educational resources available to them. To provide a resource that makes it possible for artists to exhibit their work and performers to engage in the work that is important to them.