“We must all do theatre, to find out who we are, and to discover who we could become.”

Augusto Boal

About AJT

Asheville Junior Theater (AJT) is a boutique youth theater company dedicated to helping children express themselves both on and off the stage. We are an answer to the past two years of dark theater opportunities for many kids. We provide engaging, innovative and high quality theater education and productions for children of all ages and backgrounds. We value creativity, liberty, and face-to-face theatrical opportunities. Whether your child is simply being introduced to the stage or joining us as a seasoned performer, Asheville Junior Theater welcomes you

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Membership Application

We’d love to talk to you about your family joining Asheville Junior Theater. Please complete the application.

About Us

AJT is a collaborative team of lifelong theater enthusiasts and experienced professionals.

Upcoming Shows

The show must go on! And we’re excited to be performing amazing shows during this season.

Our Philosophy

Here at Asheville Junior Theater, AJT, we profoundly understand the numerous benefits of musical theater and want to make sure that every child has the opportunity to do the following:

Learn effective communication strategies

Learn how to work together in groups

Learn about real life situations by embodying a character experiencing those situations 

Manage anxiety that can often come with performing in front of an audience

Increase their happiness through playful peer interactions

Identify emotions and understand the emotions of their fellow actors

Learn that every role on or behind the stage is crucial to the musical's success

Increase their confidence after successfully performing in a musical or play

and the list goes on and on...


$25 Application Fee per Family

Main Company $450


  • four months of rehearsal time with two rehearsals per week and day-long rehearsals as we get closer to performance time
  • show t-shirt, performance video, professional photos of dress rehearsal, a script to keep, access to performance tracks and more.

This price works out to less than $3 per hour!!! *Costumes will be provided for use in this musical but are the property of AJT.

Mini Company $195


  • one hour practice per week before the Main Company’s rehearsal

This group will focus on introducing kids to movement, choreography and singing with theater games and repetition. The Mini Company helps kids develop confidence and provides the foundation necessary to step on the big stage once they get older.


Introducing AJT Dance School

*Now registering for the FALL 2024-Spring 2025 Season*

AJT School of Dance is a vibrant dance school dedicated to nurturing artistic talent and fostering a love for the performing arts. Offering a diverse range of dance classes for children, teenagers and adults, our school provides expert instruction in various dance styles, including ballet, tap, jazz, acro, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, and musical theater. With a focus on creativity, performance, and technique, students have the opportunity to develop their skills, build confidence, and express themselves through dance in a supportive and encouraging environment. Led by experienced instructors who are passionate about the performing arts, Asheville Junior Theater School of Dance strives to inspire the next generation of dancers and performers while promoting artistic excellence and personal growth.

Help Give the Gift of Theater

We’re honored to have donors who support our mission! Because of the generous support of people in our community, we’re able to offer financial aid to families in critical need.

There are two ways to give: a one-time donation or a monthly recurring gift.