About The Center Players

The Center Players is an award winning, integrated performing arts program that provides theatrical instruction to children grades 3-12. Our qualified staff are veterans of the stage who provide professional instruction in dance, drama and music in a nurturing environment. This curriculum-based after-school program ends each semester with a professional performance in the Maguire Theatre, providing students with an education based foundation as well as practical stage experience.

Important Dates

Fall 2016

August 8-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auditions, Return to Athens

September 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . Fall Session Begins

November 10-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Return to Athens Performance Dates

December 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth City Christmas Parade

December 8 . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . .Moravian Lovefeast

Spring 2017

January 9-February 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winter Session

February 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Spring Session Begins

Spring auditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  TBA

April 14-23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Break

May 11-14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .James and the Giant Peach, Jr. Performance Dates

2016-2017 Tuition*

Students will receive 25 weeks of classroom instruction as well as rehearsal and on-stage performance time. Tuition includes voice, drama, dance, choral and musical production as well as all rehearsals and performances. Need-based scholarships are available. Payments can be paid annually, monthly or weekly.

Yearly Tuition

Arts of the Albemarle Members*: $1,400 per year

Non-members: $1,600 per year

*Scholarships are available and are dispersed before the start of each semester.  For more information, contact bcaudle@artsaoa.com


Click here to download the 2016-17 Center Players brochure

Arts of the Albemarle is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, membership based organization dependent on membership funds to provide the facilities and resources necessary for our programs such as The Center Players.  Please consider joining our member family! Memberships range from $100/annually for a base family package up to $1,000 for our Twiford Club Membership.  For more information and to purchase a membership online, click here.

Contact Us

Email:   centerplayers@artsaoa.com

Call: 252.338.6455 x229

Stop by: Arts of the Albemarle – 516 E. Main Street, Downtown, Elizabeth City

View photos from our past performances!  Visit our facebook page here!