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, and beliefs can create unsafe theater– theater 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.

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the ART is especially dedicated to providing multi-cultural opportunities to the members of our community. The theater is open to all and presents experiences for which there are no other venues in the area. It is also entirely volunteer-staffed and operated.

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 (or have your child do the same!). Whatever your areas of interest, there’s something worth doing at the Acrosstown, and we’d love to see you here!