The Warehouse Theatre
Founded in 1974, The Warehouse Theatre (WHT) is a professional live theatre dedicated to theatre as a serious art form; to high-quality, diverse and challenging productions; to training theatre professionals; to community outreach; and to student education. WHT offers productions and programs that stretch the imagination of Upstate South Carolina audiences, energize and excite the community with “Intimate, Intense and Unexpected” performances exploring and celebrating the complexities of our time. Now in our 41th consecutive season, the WHT has become a beacon of Greenville’s vibrant arts scene, touching the lives of over 30,000 people each year through our artistic and educational programming. Our Main Stage productions are our flagship program and WHT is one of two theatres in South Carolina to hold an SPT agreement with Actor’s Equity Association. The theatre strives to innovate within our flexible performance space, and improve production value each season, pushing the envelope of what our audiences expect to see within our 133 seat black box theatre. The Warehouse also provides our community with a number of education and outreach programs, serving more than 8,000 participants annually. Our nationally recognized Actors in Education outreach program, This Wooden O, brings experienced teaching artists into elementary, middle, high school English and Theatre classrooms. This unique program brings the words of the world's most famous playwright to life through 1 or 2 day residency programs. Students learn to comprehend, master, and enjoy classical texts, while building creative problem-solving skills. WHT teaching artists provide This Wooden O residencies to over 3,500 students annually.
For Shakespeare in American Communities, The Warehouse Theatre will present student matinees and evening performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Kerrie Seymour, as part of their This Wooden O program. The company will provide related educational activities, including workshops, masterclasses, and a study guide. They anticipate reaching 40 schools from North Carolina and South Carolina.