The RLT Youth Education Program offers year-round instruction for students ages 2-18 with classes taught by some of the best instructors in Raleigh.

RLT youth classes do not require previous experience to participate and all classes culminate in an Open Classroom or Sharing of the students’ work for family and friends. Come join the fun!

Classes throughout Wake County

We offer classes at our facility on Pogue Street as well as several locations throughout Wake County:


Search the class catalog to register for classes at RLT, Wendell and Knightdale sites. Please read our general information page before registering.

Need help deciding which classes are appropriate for your child? Contact Kathleen Rudolph at kathleen@nullraleighlittletheatre.org or 919-821-4579 x 225 and she will be happy to answer your questions.

Accessibility and Inclusion

RLT Education welcomes students with disabilities in its education programming. Please note any specific accommodations your student needs when you register for classes. RLT staff will follow up to discuss your student’s needs and our capacity for supports. Raleigh Little Theatre’s facility is a historic property and access to some of our classrooms require use of stairs while others do not. Please contact us at 919-821-4579 x225 with any questions or concerns regarding physical access to classroom spaces, or to discuss other ways we can ensure a positive, engaging experience for your young person.

Scholarship Information

We have partial scholarships for all classes taught at the RLT, Knightdale, and Wendell locations. These are funded by donations from individuals and organizations, and from Teaching Assistants who receive a tuition waver for classes they assist. To apply for a scholarship, please fill out our RLT youth education scholarship form. For more information about scholarships contact Kathleen Rudolph at 919-821-4579 extension 225 or kathleen@nullraleighlittletheatre.org.


Our classes in Wendell and Knightdale are made possible by a grant from Wells Fargo.

Our classes in Apex and Wake Forest are made possible by a grant from Publix Super Markets Charities.

Publix Super Markets Charities

RLT’s Youth Education Program is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, as well as the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.


Photo by Brooke Palmer.