Raleigh Theater Companies & Presenters

Comprehensive list of Raleigh theater companies and presenters in and around the surrounding area of Wake County. Does not include high school theater programs or companies exclusively for children. Each organization is a separate entity; some use the same venues or emanate from the same institution but are wholly separate.


Play Readings / Workshops

Companies that Offer Classes but No Productions of Their Own

On Hiatus

  • Shaw Players
  • HiSTORY Stage (no schedule since 2015)
  • Urban Garden Performing Arts (now only collaborative/interdisciplinary)
  • Exit Though Eden
  • St. Augustine Players
  • GASP Theatre Co.  (summer program at Cardinal Gibbons High School)
  • Stillwater Theatre (at Meredith College)
  • Three Foxes Theatre Company
  • Actors Comedy Lab


  • Sonorous Road (closed; Pure Life Theatre is taking over space end of 2019)
  • Raleigh Ensemble Players (closed on May 3, 2012 after 30 years)
  • Free Association Theatre Ensemble Cary (closed on April 30, 2012)
  • Distillery Theatre
  • Owl Tree Theater for the People (nothing since 2013)
  • Common Wealth Endeavors (defunct as of 2015)
  • Delta Boys (moved to Brooklyn after last local production in Jan. 2018)
  • McQueen & Company (founder moved to DC in 2018)
  • Blacklist Theatre

Special thanks to Roy C. Dicks for his contributions to this listing.

Have a Raleigh theater listing to add? E-mail rduonstage [at] gmail.com.

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