TheatreSquared’s locally produced and nationally acclaimed productions reach more than 50,000 patrons each year. The company is Northwest Arkansas’s year-round professional resident theatre, offering a unique audience experience in an intimate setting. In 2011, TheatreSquared was recognized by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, as one of the nation’s ten most promising emerging theatres.
TheatreSquared’s audience includes tens of thousands of students and their teachers. The theatre partners with schools from Northwest Arkansas to the Delta Region, working to give students across Arkansas access to live performances and arts-based learning tools.
A professional company, TheatreSquared employs trained artists from across the country to create its 320 annual performances and is contracted with Actors' Equity Association. The theatre is also Arkansas’s home for professional playwrights, developing scripts through the Arkansas New Play Festival and producing new works and world premieres each year.
TheatreSquared recently completed a new, architecturally significant, permanent home for professional theatre in Northwest Arkansas. This 50,000 square-foot cultural landmark unites two intimate theatres, rehearsal space, a three-level commons and café, outdoor gathering spaces, production workshops, offices, and artists’ apartments. Campaign efforts are in their closing phase — learn more at ournextstage.org.
Since its founding 2005, TheatreSquared’s work has remained rooted in its founding vision, that “theatre—done well and with passion—can transform lives and communities.”