Class Acts - Sampson CenterStage for Students


Presented in partnership with local schools and provided FREE-OF-CHARGE through generous corporate and community support, “Class Acts-Sampson CenterStage for Students” introduces Sampson County students to the performing arts in an educational and entertaining setting.


Annually, over 8,000 students visit the Sampson County Exposition Center to attend live performances specifically designed for various grade levels and curriculum alignments.  In advance of each performance, teachers are provided study guides designed to educate as well as enhance the theatre-going experience of each student.


Class Acts has earned statewide recognition for not only the quality of its programming, but for the enthusiastic financial support of the local community which fully sustains this valuable program developed to enhance the educational experiences of our children...tomorrow's leaders.


When it comes to the performing arts, the Class Acts-Sampson CenterStage for Students Performing Arts Series helps set a tone for a lifetime of learning. 

Class Acts FACTS at a glance!


  • Academic Year 2019-2020 marks the 20th Anniversary Season!

  • Over the past 19 seasons, 136,112 students and teachers have been afforded the opportunity to  attend live performing arts performances FREE OF CHARGE!

  •  $574,408  has been contributed by individuals, businesses and corporations from Sampson County and beyond to totally fund the series!

COVID-19 Update:


It is with much regret that we announce that the 2020 Class Acts Performances have been cancelled.  However, we are delighted to announce that all performances have been rescheduled for April 27-30, 2021.  For More Information regarding Sampson County's response to COVID-19 please CLICK HERE.