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WelcomeTo The Little Theatre


As the oldest performing arts organization in Winston-Salem, The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem has presented professional-quality community theatre for more than 80 years. Generations have experienced spectacular productions as audience members, as well as the thrill of collaborating and creating onstage and backstage. As a fundamental part of Winston-Salem's cultural scene, we invite everyone in the community to exercise their imaginations, stretch their creative muscles, and experience the transformative magic of live theatre. 



Classes begin February 2!


Register now to get your spot in our poplar spring classes.

Whether you are new to the stage or want to polish your skills our teachers are ready to help you learn and have fun. Join us

From 8-80 we have a class for you!

Curtain Call
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Spotlight Series


February 11-13

at Reynolds Place

​​Set in the early 1980’s, hot-tempered activist Ned Weeks joins forces with researcher Dr. Emma Brookner to raise desperately needed funding and awareness for a horrifying – and as-yet unidentified – disease that’s killing off a very specific group of people: gay men in New York City.

Rescheduled from March 2020.


March 4-6, 10-13 & 17-20

at Hanesbrands Theatre

In this hilarious valentine to show tunes and show people, a forgotten Jazz Age musical comes to life in the living room of a die-hard theatre fan. As he eagerly spins his favorite cast album, a bubbly vintage show suddenly appears, exploding with song, dance, and merriment. Our quirky narrator fills the plot holes, with laugh-out-loud results. Winner of five Tony Awards, The Drowsy Chaperone is packed with show-stopping numbers and larger-than-life characters, adding up to one zany musical comedy!

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Pink Bubbles

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem is a community driven arts organization. As such, we see the true value and the critical role that diversity serves in helping our theatre and community thrive. Going forward, we are determined to foster an environment that respects and promotes the value of diversity. The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem believes in the transformative power of the arts to enrich lives and revitalize communities. We are committed to sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable space where everyone who participates in our programming — patrons, artists, employees, volunteers, and students — feels valued and respected regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, or ability.

While this is not an end-all statement and will constantly evolve as we and our organization (continues to) learn and grow, this is a starting point for forming actions that will encourage equity and make an impact.

Commitment (some in place some and some in the process):

  • Evaluating all scripts with considerations towards inclusion and diversity within the season.

  • Increasing camp accessibility by providing scholarships to those in need of financial assistance.

  • Creating an equitable internship that includes compensation.

  • Seeking the recruitment, retention, and support of Black and Indigenous artists and teachers of Color.

  • Seeking opportunities to provide resources for students and their families to attend shows.

  • Working with individual directors to strive for diverse casts and design teams.

  • Ensuring that all directors have casting and dramaturgical resources available to them to protect and support the cultural specificity required of the work.


After a long year of darkness, The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem is thrilled to welcome you back to the theatre for our 87th Season! With a line-up of hilarious, thrilling, toe-tapping and heart-warming productions, we can't wait to share what's in store.

Single tickets and season subscriptions are now on sale!​

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