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Welcome!

MAY 23, 2020 UPDATE:

With the potential to reopen in the near future, we would like to know how our patrons feel about returning to the theatre. Please complete this brief survey HERE and let us know what you think.

MARCH 19, 2020 UPDATE:

In accordance with the advisory set forth by the Centers for Disease Control regarding large public gatherings, the Acrosstown has made the heartbreaking decision to go dark from now through May. Right now, The Importance of Being Earnest and  A Midsummer Night’s Dream are being postponed until further notice. The Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase as well as Proof are being cancelled. We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops, and will announce all future changes on our website and on social media. If you have purchased tickets for upcoming shows, please contact info@acrosstown.org to discuss your options. Our decision to postpone productions does create hardship for our organization and so we do ask that you consider making a donation at this time if possible. Stay tuned, folks, and be excellent to each other.

Welcome to the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre! We hope you’ll stay awhile.

Founded in 1980, the ART develops new talent, plays, audiences and ideas while also celebrating and revivifying the great plays of the past. The ART provides a safe place where people of all ages, genders, races, socio-economic backgrounds and beliefs can create unsafe theatre– thinking people’s theatre– theatre that transforms.

We continually respect, and challenge:

  • ourselves as actors, designers, artists and visionaries to achieve more,
  • our audiences as living, thinking and feeling human beings to engage more,
  • other local theaters and arts organizations to collaborate more,

…and by doing so, help nurture and develop Gainesville, Florida into the center of arts and culture in North Central Florida.

Both professional and amateur playwrights, designers, actors, and musicians have seen their craft realized. The ART provides opportunities for children, the elderly, the disabled, and minorities, and keeps its ticket prices low so that all members of the community can enjoy our programs.

A completely volunteer-run 501c3 organization, the Acrosstown provides a number of multicultural, socially relevant and alternative events. With dozens of events a year, something is always happening at the ART! Our mainstage shows range from topical drama to period piece to comedy, and our aim is to start a conversation and create theatre for thinking people.

Join us!

To find out more about the Acrosstown, please look around! Perhaps you’d like to see a show, or find a way to get more deeply involved. Maybe you’d like to strut your stuff upon our stage! Of course, if you’d like to donate to our cause, we’d be ever-so grateful. Whatever your areas of interest, there’s something worth doing at the Acrosstown, and we’d love to see you here!