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About PlayMakers

PlayMakers is…

…“one of America’s leading theatre companies” (American Theatre)     We're the professional theatre in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our artists are the best in the business at the top of their game. We’ve been called the “Best Live Theater Company in the Triangle” (The Independent Weekly) and “what ‘professional theatre’ truly means” (The News & Observer).

…the place to bring your spouse / date / friend / family
     Treat your spouse to a romantic evening at the theatre. Impress a first date with your cultural savvy. Share a memorable experience with your friends. Bring the kids and spark their creativity with a dose of the arts. Anyone and everyone is welcome.

…known for fresh exploration of the classics as well as the best of the modern stage
     Recent seasons have seen classic plays by Shakespeare, Beckett, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, plays from the finest contemporary writers such as August Wilson, Tom Stoppard, Suzan-Lori Parks, Tony Kushner and Sarah Ruhl, and two world premiere productions.

…committed to our community
     Our Education & Outreach programs have served over 100,000 area youth. These programs are designed to bring students to specially produced weekday matinees of our productions and to send Teaching Artists into the classrooms of surrounding schools, particularly those without access to quality arts programs. Our “Spotlight on Service” program offers complimentary tickets as our thanks to folks working in non-profit service organizations that better our community.

…proud of our close relationship to the University and Triangle
     Our theatre is supported by ticket sales, donations from individuals, local and national foundations and corporations, plus support from UNC-Chapel Hill and public funding sources such as the National Endowment for the Arts, The Shubert Foundation, and the North Carolina Arts Council.



PlayMakers is not…

…a tour stop
     Touring productions of Broadway musicals are great, but they’re not what we do. Our world-class plays are built from the ground up right here in the Triangle, employing the finest artists in the country. And, you can bring your whole family (and maybe your neighbor’s family too) for the same price as one ticket to Wicked.

…hoity-toity
     You’re welcome to wear your cufflinks or pearls, but you definitely don’t need to. Come as you are! A night at PlayMakers is about sharing in the art and the community, not about making a society appearance. (Except on Opening Night. We all like to clean up a bit for Opening Night.)

…hard to get to
     We’re right here on the UNC campus in Chapel Hill, 15 minutes from Durham, and 30 minutes from Raleigh. We’re right around the corner from Franklin Street’s restaurants and bars, and hotels are just down the road if you’re coming from out of town. There are big parking lots on either side of the theater, or there’s a bike rack out front if that’s more your style.