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Located just outside Spring Green, Wisconsin, American Players Theatre is situated on 110 acres of hilly woods and meadows. With two theaters including the newly renovated 1089-seat outdoor amphitheater and the 201-seat indoor Touchstone Theatre, they produce nine plays in repertory from June through November. Over 110,000 patrons visit annually to experience a play under the sky and stars, making APT the country's second-largest outdoor theater devoted to the classics.
Barter Theatre is the U.S.’s longest-running professional theater and is located in Abingdon, Virginia. Opened during the Great Depression, the theater originally charged 40 cents for admission or the equivalent amount of livestock or produce. Now, Barter Theatre is one of the nation’s last remaining year-round professional resident repertory theaters.
The Calgary Philharmonic is one of Canada’s most celebrated live music ensembles, presenting classical masterworks, pop favourites, bold collaborations, and cutting-edge new works. From its permanant home in Arts Commons’ acoustically acclaimed Jack Singer Concert Hall, the Orchestra welcomes more than 100,000 visitors annually. In 2017, it launched its live-stream initiative, an immersive, digital concert experience for audiences around the world.
An Off-Broadway theater in New York City, MCC Theater are known for producing work that challenges audiences and artists to ask difficult questions at every stage of the creative process. MCC began as a collective of actors, writers and directors looking to set their own artistic course. Now, more than 30 years later, they continue to serve audiences with collaboration and community at the core of their work.
Founded in 1979, New York Theatre Workshop is one of the leading producers of new work in the US. Birthplace of RENT, Once and Peter and the Starcatcher, their 199-seat theater in Manhattan’s East Village is a highlight of New York City’s cultural landscape.
Toronto’s Royal Conservatory is one of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world. Their incredible performance spaces, the Koerner Hall and Mazzoleni Hall, showcase the finest Canadian and international artists.
From their three-stage complex at 59 East 59th Street in Manhattan, 59E59 Theaters are committed to curating innovative and invigorating work never before seen by New York audiences. They do this by creating partnerships with emerging and established nonprofit theater companies. They help these artists connect with new patrons by providing subsidized rental rates and production and promotional support.
Alberta Theatre Projects is a Calgary-based, not-for-profit, professional theatre company that celebrates the art of live theatre. From its home in The Martha Cohen Theatre at Arts Commons, the company produces world-caliber shows with a focus on idea-driven new works, plays by Canadian playwrights, and contemporary theatre from around the world. It is also a national leader in new play development and dramaturgy.
Named for the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo’s Fire - The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, was founded in 1992 by the award-winning young harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell. At home in Cleveland, Apollo’s Fire enjoys sold-out performances at its subscription series, which has drawn national attention for creative programming.
Berkshire Theatre Group was created in 2010 by the merger of two of Berkshire County, Massachusetts' oldest cultural organizations: Berkshire Theatre Festival founded in 1928 in Stockbridge and The Colonial Theatre built in 1903 in Pittsfield. One of the largest and most exciting arts organizations in the area, BTG oversees the development, production and presentation of theater, music and the performing arts on multiple stages.
The Boise Phil works to deepen connections in the Boise, ID, community through live music performance and experiences. They create invigorating musical programs for families, students, seniors and music lovers across the region; broadening minds and connecting one another to shared cultural values. As Idaho’s largest and oldest performing arts organization, the symphony performs for more than 50,000 people annually.
Originally built in 1920, The Capitol Theatre has been serving the Washington state community for nearly a century. Just after being purchased by the City of Yakima in 1975, much of The Capitol burned to the ground in a tragic fire, leaving nothing but a smoldering facade. The newly formed nonprofit, Capitol Theatre Committee, led fundraising efforts to restore the theater to its original glory. It reopened in 1978, just 733 days after the fire.
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is a non-profit organization in New York. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Caramoor features classical, opera, jazz, American Roots, American Songbook and cabaret music.
As one of Charleston, SC's most notable spaces, the Charleston Gaillard Center provides the Lowcountry with a world-class performance hall and elegant venue space including the 1,800-seat Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall, an Exhibition Hall, and three floors of city offices. They also provide vibrant educational opportunities and in the last four years provided arts-enhanced education programs to more than 130 schools.
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center houses six performance venues and presents an annual performance season of music, dance and theater featuring visiting artists and student/faculty artists from the performing arts academic programs.
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, or Cincy Shakes as they're known in the biz, are a resident ensemble theater company bringing Shakespeare and the classics to the people of Cincinnati, Ohio. With their production of The Two Noble Kinsmen in 2014, the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company became one of the first five theaters in the United States to complete the Bard's canon.
The Confederation Centre of the Arts celebrates the origins and evolution of Canada through a rich variety of heritage and arts programming. Located in the heart of downtown Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the Centre's complex fills a full city block with soaring architecture and outdoor plazas. The Centre operates year-round, with arts education and visual arts programs stemming from its art gallery, and fall and winter concerts and performances. It hosts the Charlottetown Festival every summer, presenting musical theatre productions including Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™, which has played at the festival since it opened in 1965.
Curious Theatre Company recently celebrated their 20-year anniversary of bringing thought-provoking theater to Denver, Colorado. With a “No guts, no story” ethos and a program of plays designed to challenge ideas, it is no surprise that Curious Theatre Company has been recognized for Best Theater Season by Westword seven times and was honored four times with Best Year by a Theater Company by the former Denver Post Ovation Awards.
Built in 1922, the Curran in San Francisco has housed some of the biggest productions in theater history and has maintained a reputation over the course of its life as one of the premier live entertainment venues in North America. On a mission to create a new kind of artistic hub in San Francisco, the Curran opened its 1,600-seat venue in January 2017 with the groundbreaking musical Fun Home.
The Delphi Opera House has a layered history, starting in 1881 when the city of Delphi, Indiana remodeled their city hall into a grand opera house. Recently restored, the Delphi Opera House is now a key 21st-century addition to the community.
The Eastman School of Music, one of the professional schools within the University of Rochester, is home to three world-class venues at its location in downtown Rochester, New York. The magnificent Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre (2,361 seats) has always been Rochester’s preeminent performance space. Recent performers in this space have included Sir Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Chick Corea, Bill Murray, Joshua Bell, and many more artists and bands from every musical genre.
Ensemble Theatre in Cincinnati holds a loyal subscriber base of more than 2,200 patrons and serves more than 30,000 people annually through its productions and outreach programs. Founded in 1986, it is Greater Cincinnati's second-largest professional theater and is "dedicated to producing world and regional premieres of works that often explore compelling social issues."
Founded in 1970 with a commitment to telling Canadian stories, Factory Theatre focuses on fostering Canada's most gifted and prolific playwrights and developing the country's next generation of intercultural theater artists. For more than 40 years, the Toronto theater has been known as the home of the Canadian Playwright.
Known as the "Crown Jewel of Downtown" Tucson, Arizona, Fox Tucson Theatre is a premier live performance venue featuring a wide variety of music, theater, comedy, and dance. Originally built as a vaudeville/movie house in 1930, The Fox underwent a multi-year rehabilitation and re-opened in 2005 honoring its legacy as a film buff's dream, showing classic films.
Located in the capital city of Ottawa, GCTC produces professional theater with a focus on diversity, accessibility, and Canadian works. With a breadth of programming that ranges from this year's Prismatic Arts Festival to six mainstage shows each season, Great Canadian brings the joy of the arts to a large subscriber base and single ticket buyers alike.
The Greenhouse Theater Center is a nonprofit performance venue located in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. With a mission to grow local theater and cultivate a fertile environment for local artists, the theater complex boasts two main stage spaces and two studio theaters, as well an in-house rehearsal room.
Harbourfront Theatre was born out of a group of Summerside, Prince Edward Island's residents' dream to create a state-of-the-art performing arts facility. Opened in 1996, the 520-seat theater is a year-round, multipurpose performance space that provides a continuous live entertainment service to both the city’s visitors during tourism season and the local community. Harbourfront Theatre strives to be the driving force in the community to nurture and develop the performing arts.
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is a critically acclaimed, professional, non-profit theater company based in Garrison, New York. Founded in 1987, the festival has established a reputation for lucid, engaging, and highly inventive productions and its productions attract a total audience of more than 35,000 visitors each year.
The Center came into being after the Jackson, WY arts community recognized a need for a shared facility. Completed in 2007, the Center for the Arts has a 78,000-square-foot creative campus that serves all of Jackson Hole and the surrounding region. Its programming comprises national and internationally recognized acts that range from musical acts, to spoken word, film showings to family programming.
As an arts and rental venue, Kay Meek Centre offers world-class arts experiences and opportunities for the community of West Vancouver and the North Shore.
The Lone Tree Arts Center is a professional, innovative and environmentally friendly, LEED Certified venue that is owned and operated by the City of Lone Tree. In addition to producing their own theatrical shows each year, LTAC collaborates with premier Colorado performing arts companies to present their productions in Lone Tree.
Founded in New Haven, Connecticut in 1965 Long Wharf Theatre is a vital part of the theater community having transferred to date over 30 productions to Broadway and Off-Broadway. On their two stages they produce a six-play season of new works, children's shows and workshops to an audience of over 100,000 annually.
Born out of the cultural and creative energy of the city of Toronto, the Luminato Festival is a vibrant and exciting arts festival. For 10 days each June, the festival fills Toronto’s theaters, parks and public spaces with hundreds of events.
Lyric Arts is a professional producing theater located in historic downtown Anoka, Minnesota, and is dedicated to providing access to the performing arts for the communities it serves. Presenting around 10 productions each season, Lyric offers a variety of comedies, dramas, classics, musicals, and youth theater for hundreds of artists and tens of thousands of patrons each year.
The Manhattan School of Music is is a major music conservatoire located on the Upper West Side of New York City that was founded in 1917. The Manhattan School contains multiple performance spaces, each dedicated to separate ensemble requirements.
The Music Academy of the West is a music conservatory located in Montecito, California, near Santa Barbara. Founded in 1947, the Music Academy of the West is among the nation's preeminent summer schools and festivals for gifted young classical musicians. Every year it hosts an eight-week summer music festival for the community highlighted by concerts and workshops directed by famous composers, conductors, and artists.
Based in New York City and founded in 1972, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra are known for their group-based leadership style where the cohort of musicians, rather than a sole conductor, drives the performance. Orpheus Chamber Orchestra have won several Grammy Awards and frequently perform at Carnegie Hall.
Located in downtown Palm Springs, California, Palm Springs Art Museum encompasses three floors of inspiring and invigorating artwork in a variety of media. The museum also contains the famed Annenberg Theater featuring an array of electrifying performances throughout the year, a lecture hall, a museum store with one-of-a-kind merchandise, and Persimmon Bistro.
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School serve audiences throughout Southern New England by providing access to music performance and education. In 2019, the Philharmonic Orchestra reached the milestone of their 75th season. Through their music school, Rhode Island Philharmonic build lifelong music engagement for youth and adult musicians alike.
Located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multidisciplinary visual and performing arts center.
Santa Cruz Shakespeare is an annual professional theater festival that presents a mix of Shakespearean classics, contemporary plays and new Fringe works from its home in DeLaveaga Park in Santa Cruz, California. The festival works to strengthen its community by bringing audiences and artists together through a shared passion for and knowledge of Shakespeare and live theater.
Sid Williams Theatre Society focuses on enhancing arts and cultural activities in the Comox Valley and surrounding regions in British Columbia. Offering a range of music, theater and family events, they also have a nonprofit rental program and a ticket program to expand community members' access to cultural events.
Built on the site of the former Astor Market and Crystal Palace ice skating rink, Symphony Space has had a long history on the Upper West Side of New York City. In modern times it serves as a pre-eminent multi-disciplinary performing arts center that provides music, film, theater, dance, literary and family programming to its vibrant community uptown.
Hailed by The New York Times as "the premier theater for premieres," Washington DC’s Theater J is one of the most distinctive, progressive and respected Jewish theaters on the national and international scene.
Founded in 1994, Two River Theater produces vibrant productions of classic plays as well as world premieres in their two-theater venue in Red Bank, New Jersey.
The Vern Riffe Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Shawnee State University in historic Portsmouth, Ohio. A frequent comment expressed throughout the community is that the region is lucky to have a space like the Vern Riffe Center. This is a testament both to the unlikelihood that a rural setting like the one in the OH-KY-WV tri-state area would have such a large arts center located in it and to the fact that the local community supports the venue with both attendance and donations.
Originally opening in 1974 with nothing more than a $1,000-dollar budget and a lightboard, Victory Gardens has since grown into a nationally recognized powerhouse for new play development in Chicago. Their main mission is to to cultivate work by a diverse range of established and emerging artists on both its 299-seat mainstage and 109-seat studio theater.
Founded in 1996, WaterTower Theatre (WTT) is one of Texas' leading professional theater companies and one of the flagship arts institutions in North Texas, having played an important role as a leader in developing new talent and encouraging the growth of the DFW artistic community through its commitment to hiring local artists.
Considered more than just a performing arts venue, the Wilson Center is Cape Fear Community College’s arts hub and represents a major arts investment for students and audiences across southeastern North Carolina. Presenting Broadway, dance, music, comedy and more on its mainstage, the Wilmington-based center also has a studio theater and 26 instructional spaces dedicated to student learning.
Town Hall Theater is a historic 232-seat venue in downtown Middlebury, Vermont. After a period of falling into disrepair, the community rallied support and THT re-opened in 2008 after extensive renovations and reconstruction. It is now among Vermont’s most successful historic preservation stories presenting more than 160 events each year.