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Free Season Kick-Off Event!

Bartlett Theater is thrilled to announce a free night of theatre to kick-off our second season! Please join us on Friday, November 10th from 7-9pm at The Durham Arts Council building, to preview our second season and celebrate our third year as a theatre company. Come for the sneak peek performances of this season’s plays and yummy treats, refreshments, and sensational Bartlett giveaways. You can also support us by buying some raffle tickets for fabulous prizes! Whether a new face or a familiar face, we hope to mix, mingle and revel with you during this delightful night of theatre! Friday, November 10th, 2018 7-9pm The Durham Arts Council building PSI Theater 120 Morris Street Durham, NC 27701 *Please RSVP to make sure we have seat for you. You can email JB@BartlettTheater.com to reserve your FREE seat.

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Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something beautiful, or to discover something that is true. - William Inge

Why Bartlett Theater?

With the goal of becoming a regional theatre presence in Durham, North Carolina, Bartlett Theater dedicates itself to exploring and presenting the creative world of one playwright each season.  Bartlett Theater will produce bold works that challenge and empower its audience by finding the powerful connections between the words and stories of modern playwrights and the contemporary playwrights they inspired.

Bartlett Theater is recognized as an incorporated, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible. We work with a mixture of AEA and non-Equity actors.

Who We Are

As the only theater in the Southeast, and one of just a few nationwide, with an immersive focus on one playwright a season, Bartlett Theater will produce bold works that challenge and empower its audience. We are excited to be located in Durham, a vibrant cultural center. Learn more about who we are and join us as we grow!