PACE - Columbia’s premiere youth theatre

Since 2003, Performing Arts in Children’s Education (PACE) has been using acting, music, dance, and technical theatre skills to teach our young people all aspects of performance and production both on stage and back stage. Our goal is to inspire young people to appreciate the beauty and wonder of performance. From unparalleled productions to our wide variety of classes, PACE is dedicated to raising up the next generation of both artists and audiences. We invite you to become part of our ever growing PACE family... learn more

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PACE is renovating the studio and you have a chance to "Name A Chair" Learn More

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PACE is pleased to be part of the University Concert Series with our production of this timeless musical. Come watch our heroes fly across the stage, dance with Tiger Lily and the indians, and battle pirates, including the villainous Captain Hook. Learn More

Each semester, PACE Academy offers non competitive dance classes as well as classes covering all aspects of theatre craft. Learn More

We have four wonderful shows next year in our Showcase Season, geared toward students in 3rd - 12th grade. Our new Junior Season offers two shows for our younger stars, students in K-2nd grade, and is a great way to get introduced to life in the theatre. We welcome all new and returning friends to our 14th season! Learn More

Take a peek at scenes from some of our more memorable shows. Click here

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