Winston-Salem is home to one of the premier arts schools in the country ~ NCSA (North Carolina School of the Arts). With alumnae such as Mary-Louise Parker,Tom Hulce and others, you are sure to see some of the best and brightest artists in a variety of fields. There is always some performance at the school for little or no cost. Especially in the spring when you can view the final performances of the theatre,dance and music graduating classes. In addition,a budding film school shows all the student films during May in a state of the art theatre built solely for that purpose!