Student Stage Series

Student audience in The Clayton Center auditorium

The Clayton Center, the Town of Clayton and Johnston County Public Schools continue to build their partnership to allow students to discover the magic of live theatre. School bus parked in from of The Clayton Center in spring 2023

The school performances offered by The Clayton Center are free to schools and are designed to engage students as they discover the excitement of the performing arts while learning valuable lessons that can then be applied to their classroom learning. Arts education is important at all grade levels — live performances inspire students to view their world more creatively and to connect with literature and other areas of study more deeply.

Last year, more than 2,000 students enjoyed field trips to see shows at The Clayton Center. This coming year students in all grade levels will be served between 2 performances — Buckets & Boards and The Storytelling of Donna Washington.

For more information contact Martha Vandergriff, or call 919-553-1737.

This series is made possible by the North Carolina Arts Council, the Johnston County Arts Council, the Town of Clayton, the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation and other community partners. 

Previous Performances — 2022-23 School Year


Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World
Grades 3-5.

The Ugly Duckling
Grades K-2