The NCT Drama School

Financial Assistance

Family Access Membership (FAM)

Nashville Children's Theatre's Family Access Membership, or FAM, is a streamlined way of offering scholarships to our classes and camps, as well as discounted tickets to our shows. Scholarships and discounts are offered to families on a sliding scale based on financial need.  We use the national guidelines for free and reduced lunch to assign levels of assistance.

If you are planning on applying for discounted tickets only, please only fill out the FAM Application Form.  If you are planning on applying for a camp/class scholarship, please fill out BOTH the FAM Application form and the Camp/Class Scholarship form.  A new FAM Application Form must be filled out at the beginning of every NCT season (August of each year).  A new Camp/Class Scholarship Application Form must be filled out for each session of camp offerings (Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer).  If you have filled out a FAM Application Form previously, you do not have to fill out an additional FAM Application form for each Camp/Class session.

We are now accepting applications and scholarship requests for Winter/Spring/Summer 2018. There is limited availability left for all classes and age groups.  When requesting a scholarship, please make sure to be as flexible as possible.

The priority deadline for Summer camp scholarship requests was February 23rd, at 9:00 a.m. We will continue to accept requests on a rolling basis until all scholarships have been distributed for Winter/Spring/Summer, but all requests received before the priority deadline will receive a response by Friday, March 8th A copy of our Winter/Spring Brochure can be found here.  A copy of our Summer Brochure can be found here.

A new FAM application must be filled out at the beginning of each new yearly season at NCT (August of each year).  Please access the applications below, follow the instructions carefully, reading each step to ensure proper submission of FAM and Scholarship applications.

2017-18 FAM Application Instructions

ONLINE: To fill out your FAM Application and Camp/Class Scholarship Form online through our secure server, click on the forms below:

  • Complete the FAM Application online HERE.
  • Complete the Camp/Class Scholarship Application online HERE


OFFLINE: To submit your FAM Application and Camp/Class Scholarship Form via email, snail mail (25 Middleton Street Nashville TN 37210), or fax (615-254-3255), right-click and download the forms below (or left-click and print from your web browser):

After you 'right-click - "Save Link As..." the files, if you have Adobe Reader (found HERE),
you can fill out your forms electronically with no printing needed.
You cannot fill out the downloadable form in a web browser such as Google Chrome,
please use Adobe Reader or your PDF program of choice.

    If you have additional questions, please contact Colin Peterson at 615-252-4664 or email

    Funding provided in part by The Betty Witherspoon Scholarship Fund.