Creative Theatre Experience (CTE) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Your tax-deductible contribution will make CTE programs more affordable for more students, and sustain this valuable and truly one-of-a-kind summer youth theatre arts program for students in 1st through 12th grade.

Since 1981, CTE has been giving each child the chance to discover their unique gifts and personal potential. Enjoy our video to see and hear more about our workshops, and discover what’s at the heart of CTE.

Many CTE alumni are now involved in every aspect of theatre, from performing on stage in musicals and plays, to technical stagecraft and music direction. Other former interns and CTE students have gone on to become teachers, influenced in part by their early exposure to working with youth at CTE, and former CTE students who became interns are now part of the faculty at CTE!   We  have so enjoyed having children of former CTE students as well as children of former CTE interns join our programs in recent years.


We are grateful to our recent CTE sponsors. Sponsorship is another opportunity to support youth in your community.   We invite you to sponsor CTE in 2019! See our Sponsorship Policy 2019 for details about our Pint, Imagination and Sparkle Plenty Sponsorship Levels!

If you do not wish to donate online, please mail a check to CTE, 700 Sleater Kinney Road, Ste B-239, Lacey, WA 98503. Our federal identification number is 91-1452663.

Thank you!