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.

Fall 2017 Production:

Dorothy in Wonderland

Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Lion have all received their gifts from the Wizard. But what about Dorothy?

“Just click your heels,” the Wizard says. And she does…but something goes terribly wrong! Dorothy, Toto and the characters of Oz get caught in another tornado that sweeps them off to Wonderland. They soon meet Alice, who needs their help facing the evil Queen of Hearts. At least Dorothy’s companions now have their brains, heart and courage!  Will everyone finally get to go home?


Click here to download the Center Players Fall Registration Packet

Deadline for registration: Saturday, September 2nd


Fall Tuition: $600

*AoA offers a 10% sibling discount!

*Scholarships are available and are dispersed before the start of each semester. Click here to view the SOTA Scholarship Application!

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 about our memberships, click here.

Contact Us

Jo Ellen Aspinwall, School of the Arts Director

Email:  joellen@artsaoa.com

Call: 252.338.6455 x227

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

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