For more than 40 years, Red Mountain Theatre has served the greater Birmingham area, bringing arts education to the community, and the community to the stage.

Red Mountain Theatre offers a broad scope of theatre-based educational opportunities for everyone. At any level, those who study theatre sharpen their ability to create and collaborate, and gain confidence along the way.

From our youngest play makers to the actors of Red Mountain Theatre's Seasoned Performers, training in the arts serves students throughout their lifetimes—on the stage and beyond.

OUR PURPOSE & Educational Philosophy

Countless studies have shown art education improves children's development and academic success. It's not just about teaching them to sing or dance. It's about teaching them teamwork, time management, focus, discipline, confidence, and so much more.

We are dedicated to providing safe spaces for students to learn and grow through the arts:

By exploring stories, students begin to shape their views and voices in the community.

By working with their peers toward an end goal, students learn the value of cooperation.

By participating in performative experiences, students gain self-esteem and the courage of self-expression.


RMT’s educators are Teaching Artists—highly skilled instructors who have both practical theatre experience and teaching experience. It is RMT’s intent that young people have a safe environment in which to learn and grow; therefore, we employ professionals who meet all of RMT’s safety and learning standards. Many of our guest Teaching Artists have been full-time professionals from Broadway and university programs.

As of January 1, 2023, all Red Mountain Theatre employees, contractors, board members, and volunteers are bound by a Child Protection Policy which maintains the strongest sense of integrity, safety, nurturing and care in all interactions with children and youth.

We are deeply grateful to the 23-24 Education Season Sponsors that make our programming possible.

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