TheatreSquared’s locally produced and nationally acclaimed productions reach 40,000 patrons each year. The company is Northwest Arkansas’s only year-round professional theatre, offering a unique audience experience in an intimate space at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios. 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 more than 18,000 students and their teachers. The theatre partners with teachers and schools from Northwest Arkansas to the Delta Region, working to give students across Arkansas access to live performances and leading arts-based learning tools.
A professional company, TheatreSquared employs trained artists from across the country to create its 220 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 in Fayetteville and Bentonville and producing new works and world premieres each year.
TheatreSquared is currently raising funds for and constructing a new, architecturally significant, permanent home for professional theatre in Northwest Arkansas. This 50,000 square-foot cultural landmark will unite two intimate theatres, rehearsal space, a three-level commons and café, outdoor gathering spaces, production workshops, offices, and artists’ apartments. Learn more at ournextstage.org.
Now in its twelfth season, TheatreSquared’s work remains rooted in its founding vision, that “theatre—done well and with passion—can transform lives and communities.”