About OTP

About Old Town Playhouse

The mission of the Old Town Playhouse is to be a volunteer-based organization promoting quality community theatre experiences for the people of Northwest Michigan by providing educational opportunities and entertainment in the theatrical arts.

Old Town Playhouse was created in April 1960 to bring amateur theatre to northern Michigan.

Located just three blocks from downtown Traverse City, the Old Town Playhouse season runs annually from September through May with a variety of productions.

Performance areas include a 277-seat mainstage auditorium and an 80-seat studio theatre. Seasonal attendence ranges from 20,000 - 23,000 patrons.

The youth education arm of Old Town Playhouse, the OTP Young Company (formerly known as the Traverse City Children's Theatre) provides performance and educational activities for youth age preschool through college.


The Playhouse is primarily a volunteer-based organization, promoting quality community theatre experiences for the people of Northwest Michigan, through entertainment and educational opportunities in the theatrical arts.

The mission of the Old Town Playhouse is to be a volunteer-based organization promoting quality community theatre experiences for the people of Northwest Michigan by providing educational opportunities and entertainment in the theatrical arts.

The Old Town Playhouse strives to:

  • Remain a volunteer based organization representative of all segments of our community
  • Increase awareness of community theatre and its benefits
  • Expand quality programming
  • Improve the playhouse facility in order to enhance production quality and better support ancillary activities such as rehearsal and workshops
  • Maintain strong management of the theatre
  • Maintain financial stability
  • Ensure the long-term financial integrity of the playhouse by raising sufficient funds to improve the building and create an endowment to support its operation
OTP

Old Town Playhouse

Main Stage Theatre
148 E. Eighth Street
at the corner of
Cass & East 8th St.

OTP Studio Theatre
620 Railroad Place
at the corner of
East 8th and Woodmere