Education and Outreach

Germantown Community Theatre strives to create a safe and uplifting environment for performers of all ages. Our Education department provides many opportunities throughout the year. Our educational calendar always kicks off the year with Summer Camps for young artists aged 6 and up. These week long programs will teach children to act, sing, and dance as a part of an ensemble, while also providing the building blocks necessary to progress their knowledge in the performing arts.

In the fall, GCT offers two courses of theatrical programming to our area homeschool and after school students. These courses last 9-12 weeks and allow students to further their fine arts education during their elementary and high school years. GCT also participates in the City of Germantown’s Halloween Boo-Looza at Farm Park with an after school course for kid’s aged 6-14 culminating in a performance known as Fairy Tale Trail in October.

The Spring Semester also includes two courses of Fine Arts Education for home school and after school students exploring theatrical design, role playing games and performance. One spring class culminates in our annual Books On Stage presentation. Like Fairy Tale Trail, the production would be adapted from the world of literature. 

Camps and classes have participation fees. To be placed on our mailing list for upcoming youth opportunities from classes to special events to gathering art to display in our lobby please email

GCT is proud to include two shows in each theatrical season cast completely with youth talent. Students can take center stage and perform for our Patrons and their families. There is no fee to be in these productions and the performers do not have any responsibility to sell playbill ads. Please join our email newsletter and check our social media for these audition announcements.

Meet our Education and Outreach Director: Christina Hernandez

Christina joins the GCT staff as Education & Outreach Director after many years of teaching summer camps and performing here. She was a part of the inaugural  Musical Theatre Performance BFA class at the University of Memphis. She has been a vocal instructor for the last 7 years, specializing in musical theatre and youth education. She has directed and taught educational theatre all over the 901, while performing in all Memphis area theatres. She is thrilled to bring her passion for teaching and the arts to GCT and join the theatre that holds such a dear place in her heart. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle