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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This year, PACE students are taking the stage in three shows all about transforming the written word into mesmerizing performances. We hope that you can join us, on stage or in the audience, for these three excellent performances Learn More

The Emmy Award-wining 1970’s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, and more through clever, tuneful songs is lighting up the stage. Follow Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher, win his students over with imagination. Learn More

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

PACE is a nonprofit organization that relies on the support of our community members to keep our curtains rising. Help us continue setting the standard for excellence in theatre and arts education by making a donation to PACE today Learn More

Pace gives back to the community with special performances, service projects, hospital visits and many other activities. Learn More

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