Florida Theater Companies & Community Theaters

Community Theater is a great way to get involved in theater without doing it professionally. If you love to act or perform there are companies in cities throughout Florida for people of all experience levels. There are companies for kids, companies for adults, and companies where you and your kids can perform together. Whatever you’re looking for you can find it here in Florida.

Florida Listings

The Dramatic Education Inc has different programs available for their students. This theatre is for children in K-3. They do one performance per season with songs and choreography to Disney songs.

The Greater Orlando Actors Theatre’s goal is to provoke thought and communication through having traditional and avant-garde productions. They want their audiences to be enlightened and entertained when watching each production. They also want to challenge attitudes, stereotypes, and preconceived notions that people have about theatre. They are doing this by introducing their audience to contemporary concerns in each production they do. This small theatre usually produces between two to three shows a year. They also produce some musical theatre productions.

The Live Oak Theatre Company does three productions every season. You can be any age to audition for the Live Oak Theatre Company. There are group classes and private classes. Prices and classes available are on their website. 

With a cool, unique name the Outré Theatre Company has unique productions and tributes to different bands. Maybe they have your favorite bands performing. Check their website for more information.

Bay Street Players is a community theater in downtown Eustis. They perform a variety of shows at the historic State Theatre built in 1922. In addition to their main stage showings, they also offer a youth theatre program, an avant-garde series, and other special events.

Beth Marshall Presents is a theatre company made by Beth Marshall. She offers new plays every season. You won't see Beth Marshall Presents do a play twice. Beth usually does between four to eight plays per season, and she does a lot of different plays. Beth never sticks to a specific genre, and she picks a lot a plays with a powerful meanings.

The Celebration Theatre Company does three musicals a season. So all the musical theatre lovers in Orlando, especially in Orange County, should check it out. They have volunteer and production opportunities available. For all information about shows, volunteering, ticket prices, and auditions look at the website below. 

The Gulfshore Playhouse is a small theatre in Naples where every seat is a good seat. It is a professional theatre that gives people an opportunity to work in show business while bringing the arts to a broad audience of supporters.

Horizon West Theater Company is a community theater group located in Windermere, Florida. Their mission is to support and encourage performers and volunteers with creating quality work and participation in theater production and education. Created in 2018, not only has the HWTC brought community theater to the area--it's also brought a sense of community and involvement. 

Their previous performances include The Music Man, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, and Almost, Maine. They offer acting classes and membership to the company via the Board of Directors, Executive Directors, or Artistic Directors, as well as involvement in the shows through performing or front of house. Check out their website for more information on getting involved and check out their Facebook for the latest updates and information.

The IceHouse Theater is a community theater in Mount Dora that has been putting on shows since 1949. The current theater they perform in was completed in 1958. They preform many shows on their main stage including both shows and musicals. They also have a youth theater program for kids and teens of all ages.

The Mad Cat Theatre does small Productions and they also let small artists and bands perform at the theatre. If you live near Miami Shores and you are a new band or artist looking for a venue to perform email them. 

Magic Curtain Productions is an Orlando-based community theater offering musicals, dramas, plays, and classes. They offer a variety of singing, acting, and dance classes throughout the year, including tap, ballet, and jazz. While classes are open to the public for a fee and held year-round, auditions to be cast in the theater troupes are held once a year. Actors will then be placed in the mini, junior, or senior troupe based on age and talent level. 

Magic Curtain Productions has performed plays like Matilda, Madagascar, and The Lion King and travels around Florida performing. They cast a variety of ages, from 6 years old and up, and even have seniors program for actors over 50. They offer an after school care program and a volunteer program as well. Although focusing on theater, Magic Curtain Productions has quite a bit to offer central Florida and is a great opportunity for people of all ages to participate in local theater. 

The MNM Theatre Company does four musicals per season. They do classic musicals, new musicals that are out now, and they make their own musicals. 

The Opera Orlando does seven shows a season. They do musicals and regular plays. They have different education programs also available. If you want more information on auditions, productions, and educational programs in the arts check out their website. 

The Orlando Repertory Theatre has presented Sensory-Friendly performances since 2013. These performances have been modified for people with sensory processing disorders and people who have special needs. They also provide three public sensory-friendly performances each season. The Orlando Repertory Theatre did an excellent thing by having sensory-friendly performances because they help people with disabilities be able to enjoy the theatre. Orlando Repertory Theatre has shows that toddlers will love and they also do holiday theme shows as well. For more information check their website.

Osceola Arts is the center for all things arts in Osceola county both in the performing arts and the visual arts. They offer art classes for people of all ages and showcase local art in their three gallery spaces. They also put on concerts and a fun filled theater season for patrons to experience all kinds of performing arts as well.

Osceola Center for the Arts

Penguin Point Productions is a theatre company offering a variety of classes in acting, voice, writing, and more for people of all ages interested in theatrical performance. There are ongoing classes and summer classes open for enrollment, and there are shows and events put on for all to attend. Their goal is to partner with local artists and teach kids and adults of all ages as well as help them hone and utilize their talents.

The Playwrights' Round Table is a very busy theatre company. They are always having auditions, callbacks, practicing for a coming up production, doing a play, or doing workshops. If you want to see one of their many productions or be involved in one all that information is on their website.

Shine In the Limelight has acting classes and dance classes available for everyone who wants to be in the performing arts. Shine In the Limelight does a lot of different Musical Theatre productions. If you are a Musical Theatre fan, you should check out Shine In the Limelight. Check out their website for more information.

A program of the St. Luke's United Methodist Church, St. Luke's Theater features amateur and professional actors from Central Florida. Performing since 2011, St. Luke's Theater has featured productions of "Steel Magnolias", "Big River", "Mary Poppins", and more! Their work has been mentioned in the Orlando Sentinal for lighting, acting, design, and choreography. 

St. Luke's also features choir groups, tech workshops, and professional and local actors. With a growing following and a growing repertoire of shows, St. Luke's is a must-see for local theater. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for current shows and information and to stay up-to-date. 

Do you want to see a comedic ethnic show about different topics? Then you should go to to the Sunshine Theatre in Coral Springs Florida. 

Tavares Theater is a small community theater in Tavares, Florida. It has a youth academy as well as shows for adults to participate in.

Theater at the J is the main stage theater at The Roth Family Jewish Community Center (JCC), located in Maitland, Florida. Cast by audition, the shows at JCC are open to members of the community as well as the general public. They also offer an apprenticeship program that allows children and young adults to work with seasoned professionals to learn performance and technical techniques and skills in order to pursue a career in theater.

They perform a variety of shows: musicals, non-musicals, and cabarets. Previous plays include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Kindertransport, and Bye, Bye Birdie. To stay informed and see what's coming next for Theater at the J, be sure to follow them on Facebook or Twitter!

Theater On The Edge is a small theater company that creates immersive and unique theater experiences within their small 31-seat space. They work  with Truthful Acting Studios to help train actors.

The Theatre South Playhouse has a fantastic team of caring and supportive instructors. The Theatre South Playhouse provides shows for the whole family to enjoy. If you are a musical theatre lover, they have productions for you there too. They also have acting classes available for kids and teens. You can get private lessons, or you can go to group lessons depending on how you're comfortable. They also provide other classes and they have a summer camp that your children can do to as well.

 

Theatre West End is a professional theater company in Sanford, Florida. They aim to be a cultural center in Sanford by putting on a variety of different shows to bring the arts directly to locals.

TheatreWorks has three shows per season. They do both musicals and regular plays. You can volunteer or participate. You should check this theatre out if you live in Polk County. For all Information about shows, volunteering, ticket prices, and auditions look at the website below. 

Treasure Coast Community Theatre is currently the only community theatre program located in Port St Lucie. The theatre offers productions in award winning comedies and dramas, putting on a new play just about every month. They feature performers of all ages, and they host open auditions to anyone interested in trying out for a role. They even offer summer camps for kids interested in being a part of the theatre community. It is an incredibly inclusive and fun atmosphere for all to participate in, and they are open everyday just waiting for customers or guests to drop by on some of the magic.

Phoenix Tears productions is one of the shining pillars in interactive theatre. Every month they perform a series of short plays written by local writers and cast from local actors and directors. These shows usually only last a couple minutes, but every show has multiple performances, sometimes with a special local musician to spice things up.

Alongside this, they perform interactive, audience participation plays, where the audience quite literally becomes a part of the production. An audience member may walk directly up to an actor and ask them questions, and they will find out new information that nobody else knows. Every one of their interactive shows features a main character who is murdered, then the audience has to decide who did it.