Theatre Downtown



The Theatre Downtown Story
Theatre Downtown was founded in 2006 by Billy Ray Brewton and Cindy deSa, and is now operated by a Board of Directors as a 501(c)3 non-profit entity. Theatre Downtown is dedicated to exposing Birmingham audiences to the most entertaining, engaging, and innovative shows - both past and present - as well as serving as an outlet for original works and other artistic endeavors.

Originally located inside the former Playhouse location on Third Avenue North, Theatre Downtown moved from there to a temporary basement location at Birmingham AIDS Outreach before securing the present Fifth Avenue Antiques location. Beginning with their production of The Crucible in 2009, Theatre Downtown has been producing marvelous theatre in this charming antique store to the delight of audiences and critics alike.

We always need volunteers to help us sell concessions, greet audience members at the door – and we’ll even let you see the show for free if you help out! Email us at info@theatredowntown.org or call (205) 565-8838 to get more information.
 
Help us to continue our mission!

With rent, website, credit card processing, along with other business costs, Theatre Downtown has $25,000 per year in overhead expenses - and that's before we even produce a play! While we are able to pay most of our bills with our ticket revenue, there's no way we can pay them all from our productions alone. If you can help us out by donating your time, talent, and dollars, we can keep producing great theatre in Birmingham for years to come.



Thank you for supporting the arts and supporting Theatre Downtown.
 
Corporate Officers
 
President: Dr. M. Bates Redwine
 
Vice President for Finance: Ms. Catherine Oseas
 
Secretary: Ms. Debbie Smith
 
Treasurer: Mr. Ken Saunders
 
Director of Marketing & Communication: Mr. Lee Green
Board of Directors
 
Matthew Whaley,
Chairman of the Board

Karen Marie Black
Ethan Crowe
Bethe Ensy
Jared Funderburg
Lee Green
Sara James
Hayes Killian
Rich Mansfield
Daniel Martin
Flannery Miles
Sally Montgomery
Catherine Oseas
Bates Redwine
Ken Saunders
Debbie Smith


Contact us: BoxOffice@TheatreDowntown.org or (205) 565-8838
 

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