Launched in 1992, this company works in partnership with Pillsbury United Communities, one of the largest human services organizations in the state. Hailed as “the best theater for drama” by City Pages in 2006, the theater annually presents three mainstage productions, as well as the late-night series “Non-English Speaking Spoken Here” and two weekends of performances by emerging artists as part of the “Naked Stages” series. PHT’s community engagement initiatives include “Breaking Ice,” a multi-racial, socio-political improvisational theatre program that develops performances and workshops around issues such as racism, homophobia, sexism, and domestic violence for schools, corporations and community groups; and “The Chicago Avenue Project,” a theatre-mentoring program that brings youth together with professional artists to create new works.
Pillsbury House Theatre Information
- Public Transportation: Fair (a short walk from bus 5 at Chicago Avenue South/35th Street East)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: 3 mainstage performances per season with multiple performances of each, plus about 10 special events/series
- Ticket Prices: Free–$25 depending on event. Student and senior discounts are often available
- Subscriptions: Season packages range from $80–$120.