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The Venue Creekside is located in downtown Cleveland, TN in the historic Village Theater in the Village Green Towncenter. The facility is open to the public for rental and use. We can accommodate up to 295 attendees for receptions, concerts, business meetings, and parties. Unlike other local facilities, The Venue Creekside comes ready with the latest sound, lighting, and video technology creating a highly adaptable environment to meet the needs of any event.\n\n \n

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In 2013, a few local theatre lovers came together with a dream of creating quality, live theatre in Cleveland, Tennessee. Our meetings culminated in the formation of the Ocoee Theatre Guild, a Tennessee Non-Profit Corporation.\n\nWe found a home at the Venue Creekside, which has formerly served Cleveland as a movie theater and a home to live theatrical productions. It now acts as a space-for-hire for a variety of events. It’s state-of-the-art equipment and recent remodel makes it a beautiful home for the OTG!\n\n \n

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Lee University offers both a B.A. in Theatre and a B.A.T. in Theatre with Teaching Licensure (K-12). The B.A. in Theatre is designed to train students interested in professional or academic work in the area of acting, directing and technical theatre. The B.A.T. in Theatre allows student to graduate in four years with a certificate to teach theatre to grades K-12 in the state of Tennessee. Students in both programs will learn multifaceted skills needed to meet graduate and professional standards and will gain the knowledge of practices, styles and standards within the technical field. The senior seminar and religion capstone demonstrate how these elements come together to equip the student for faith and learning. Students can also choose to minor in drama requiring a minimum of eighteen hours in specified studies.

East Brainerd Community Theater is an impassioned group of esteemed members of the community who offer the opportunity to be part of live musicals and plays. They strive to be inclusive and welcome all with the ability to be part of their productions both onstage and off.\n\nThe theater is housed inside the  Christ United Methodist Church located at 8645 E Brainerd Rd in Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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CHATTANOOGA STATE REPERTORY THEATRE is dedicated to the pursuit of artistic excellence, to the development and production of material of dramatic and literary merit and social significance, to the teaching and mentoring of students in the professional actor training program and to the advancement of professional actors worthy of compensation.\n

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The Ringgold Playhouse was started to provide a creative outlet for storytelling in our community that challenges, entertains, and inspires both the artist and audiences.\n\n \n

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The Colonnade Performing Arts Theater is home to several local community theater production companies which provide quality theater programs and participation opportunities for all ages.\n\n \n

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Founded in 1993, Barking Legs Theater hosts a wide variety of music, dance, performance and improvisational productions in an intimate setting near historic downtown Chattanooga, Tenn.\n\n \n

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The Department of Theatre and Speech combines performance and production activities within a liberal arts environment to develop collaborative artists, while serving the community. By providing a strong foundation in the traditions and disciplines of theatre, the academic program encourages the artists to take risks, make compelling choices, and think independently. Our goal is to produce graduates who bring an informed awareness of the world to their art, while preparing them for a variety of career paths.\n\n \n

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The Chattanooga Theatre Centre offers first-rate, live stage productions year round on two stages from our beautiful facility on the Tennessee River.

Founded in 1923 as the Little Theatre of Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Theatre Centre is one of the oldest, largest, and busiest community theatres in the country. Our 15 productions per year—seen by audiences of more than 50,000 people—represent theatrical experiences of the highest caliber.

 

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In the 1970’s, when people in Chattanooga were flocking to the suburbs, First-Centenary United Methodist Church took a giant leap forward with a decision to expand their facilities to become a more viable force in downtown Chattanooga .\n\nIn the plans were blueprints for a theater, suggested by Flo Summitt, a church member.  Senior Minister Dr. Ralph Mohney envisioned a drama ministry and in 1978, with the completion of the new wing, the theater was a reality.  Located on the second floor, the theater was really only a large room:  a stage with just one entrance and no curtain, a long wall banked with stationary picture windows that extended up to the stage, and a limited number of stage lights. But it was a theater!\n\nThe first play presented in 1980 in the newly named Oak Street Playhouse was The Trial of Pontius Pilate, an interesting choice in which a jury, selected from the audience each night, decided the fate of Pilate. The director was Nancy Lane Wright, a member of First-Centenary and artistic director of the Dance Theatre Workshop in Chattanooga .  Flo Summitt became the producer and Robert Smartt designed the lighting and sound. The play ran two nights and there was no admission charge.  The following year, Fred Arnold came on board as set designer and as creator/director of the Oak Street Playhouse Puppet Theatre.\n\nNow, twenty years since it’s beginning, like an acorn, Oak Street Playhouse continues to grow with its mission of providing outstanding family-style entertainment and cultural enrichment.\n\nThroughout ensuing years, helped by generous donations and efforts of the Playhouse volunteers, carpeted risers were built, windows were closed in, a stage curtain hung and new lights and light board installed.  Suzanne Smartt became the Artistic Director in 1992.  The Playhouse produces a variety of productions: dramas such as Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, classic comedies like Harvey, musicals such as My Fair Lady and 1998’s season’s run-away favorite, The Moving of Lilla Barton, winner of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Southern Writer’s Competition.\n\nThe Playhouse today has become what June Hatcher, former Entertainment Editor of the Chattanooga Free Press, wrote, “A gem of a theater in downtown Chattanooga,” which includes a spring play in May, performances of Fred Arnold’s puppets in September/October along with twelve additional schoolday performances, and a popular December Dinner-Theatre that draws audiences from across Tennessee.\n\nThe Playhouse holds open auditions with casts of actors from both Tennessee and North Georgia .  By invitation they performed Camelot before thousands at the 1989 International Methodist Men’s Conference held on the Purdue University campus and their production of The Rainmaker competed at the Southeastern Theatre Conference in 1991.\n\n \n

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The historic Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium was dedicated on November 11, 1922. —Veterans Day, —as Chattanooga and Hamilton County’s living memorial to those who have served in the armed forces. With seating for 3,866, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium is a great place for full-scale Broadway and theatrical productions, music concerts, comedy shows, and community events.

In addition to the main hall, the Memorial Auditorium also houses the Walker theatre, an intimate proscenium stage theatre that seats 801 people.

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From 1920s “picture palace” to community showplace for the 21st century, the Tivoli still offers Chattanoogans the finest in entertainment and cultural events. The Tivoli is the home of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Association, and also welcomes a wide variety of touring companies each year. With offerings from blues to bluegrass and classical to country; plus dance, opera and the best of Broadway, the Tivoli is at the center of Chattanooga’s cultural life. Its elegance and intimacy have made it a favorite of audiences and performers alike.\n\n \n

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Founded in 1972, the Signal Mountain Playhouse is a not for profit volunteer organization. The Playhouse operates with a board of twenty-four members, elected for three year terms and rotating eight members each year. This is a working board, with each member directly involved with a specific responsibility in the production of a show.\n\n \n

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Dalton Little Theatre, DLT, held its first documented performance in 1869. The organization began as The Dalton Amateurs, and continued as The Sophoclean Dramatic Club, and The Dalton Players, before becoming Dalton Little Theatre in 1955. The theatre has performed continuously except for breaks during WWI and WWII. The organization formally incorporated in 1958, and found its first home in 1981 when it converted the former firehouse built in 1888 into The Firehouse Theatre. The Firehouse Theatre is often referred to as The Old Dalton Firehouse and it remains the home of Dalton Little Theatre to this day.\n\n \n

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Artistic Civic Theatre is a non-profit theatrical arts organization serving the Northwest Georgia Community.  For twenty-three years, ACT has reached thousands of citizens through major musical, comedy, and drama productions, ACT2 (the children’s wing), student productions in cooperation with schools in Dalton, Whitfield, and Murray counties, touring productions of original adaptations of classic fairy tales, theatrical arts classes co-sponsored with the Creative Arts Guild, the annual Youth Theatre Camp,  and the Studio Cabaret live music series.  ACT’s programs are funded through individual and family memberships, as well as corporate sponsorships and donations.  Consider becoming a member or corporate sponsor and help us continue to provide theatrical arts opportunities, entertainment, and educational programs to the Northwest Georgia Community.\n\n \n

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Covenant has two separate production arms: Mainstage Drama produced by the Theatre and Film Studies Department and the Drama Association, our fully student-led theatre. Additionally, students can work on plays at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). This is the most unique element of our program; a chance to work in a “secular theatre laboratory” and later debrief with Christian professors and students is key to our goal of preparing students to be “missionaries” to the professional theatre and film worlds.\n\n \n

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Step into 1864! The War Between the States comes to life on a magnificent 19th-century set in the beautifully reproduced Victorian dining and performance hall. The story of a Union soldier meeting his Confederate brother on the battlefield is based on hundreds of diaries and memoirs form the period.\n\nOpen year-round, this indoor, family-friendly production in Whitwell (just 35 miles west of Chattanooga) immerses the audiences in the 1860s, with fascinating tidbits of history, dining tables made from old church pews and authentic recipes from the cookbook of Varina Davis, wife of Confederate President Jefferson David.

The historic Mars Theatre first began in the 1930’s as a cinema. After the movie house closed its doors for good in the 50’s the building was used for other purposes until a fire destroyed it in 207. Not realizing what they until it was gone, the broken hearted community came together to rebuild and restore this gem inside the heart of Lafayette, GA, the Mars Theatre. Against all odds, in 2013 the building was fully revitalized just as it was in its early days.\n\nToday the Mars Theatre is now the home of Back Alley Productions and showcases high quality theatrical stage plays throughout the year.\n\n \n

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Back Alley Productions is an award-winning performance arts company presenting excellent shows to their home venue at the historic Mars Theater located in Lafayette, Georgia.\n\n \n

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