Founded in 1946, StageOne Family Theatre is Louisville’s longest-running professional theatre company and one of only two professional theatres in Kentucky operating under contract with Actors’ Equity Association. Across its 68-year history, it has introduced more than 3 million area children to the performing arts. With broadly inclusive programming, strategic partnerships, new play development, expanded education offerings and high-quality productions, StageOne serves as a gateway to the arts for the children of this community, and a hub for arts education that impacts area students from pre-kindergarten all the way to college. StageOne serves over 90,000 students and families each year.
StageOne is a recognized leader in arts education in the city of Louisville and remains the primary source for professional development in theatre and arts integration for Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). In recognition of our curriculum-first approach to programming, StageOne has access to and works closely with top JCPS administrators. For many years, StageOne has been able to prove its relevance through its ability to build goal-oriented programming that directly addresses the needs of the schools.
With more than 30 world premieres over its long history, StageOne has also rededicated itself to the creation of new plays for young audiences, dreaming up new stories for a new generation and expanding the American TYA repertoire.
1si Member Since: 2013