Local Theatres in Valdosta

There was once a time back in the day when theatres were a popular place to go for entertainment.  Those days are now in the past and these theatres are becoming more and more difficult to find across the country.  However, Valdosta has a couple of these theatres and they are the perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening with family and friends while watching actors perform a fantastic show.

Here are the popular theatres in Valdosta:

1) Dosta Playhouse

The Dosta Playhouse was originally opened back in 1941 as a small one screen theatre, named the Dosta Theatre, and the community watched movies there until it closed its doors in 1966.  The theatre reopened for two years during the late seventies and then it was gutted, so that it could open as a furniture warehouse.

Once the warehouse closed, the local arts center raised money to restore this beautiful theatre back to its original state.  Theatre Guild Valdosta purchased the theatre during the 1990s and they use it as well as the other nearby buildings they purchased to perform six shows every year.

The shows that they are performing this year include Deathtrap, Alice @ Wonderland, A Christmas Spectacular, Death in them Thar Hills, Lend Me a Tenor, and the Real Princess and the Pea.

Dosta Playhouse Theatre

2) Peach State Summer Theatre

The Peach State Summer Theatre can be found at the Valdosta State University every summer for ten weeks.  Each summer, more than sixty people will act, manage, create, and be technical producers for the performances.

Throughout the ten weeks, there are three different shows, and the shows rotate on a weekly basis.  For the current season, they are performing Shrek the Musical, Forever Plaid, and My Fair Lady.

3) Little Actor’s Theatre of Valdosta

There is even a place in Valdosta where children can learn how to act and perform on stage. The Little Actor’s Theatre offers classes, seminars, and technical support to those children who are interested in acting.

During the summer months, the Little Actor’s Theatre offers dance camps and summer theatre camps. There are three week long sessions for the summer theatre camp and each week a different play with be presented.  The attendees will have to audition for a part and then rehearse the play, so that they can perform it at the end of the week for their family and friends.

Valdosta is ensuring that future generations will be able to enjoy local theatre performances as well as guaranteeing that children of all ages will be interested in attending events like these.  Who knows, one of the next big Broadway stars might have begun their journey in one of these small Valdosta theatres!