Twenty years ago Charleston’s theater scene primarily consisted of two community theater companies presenting traditional plays and musicals in large size venues. Very few lesser known dramas or musicals were presented and safe fare was the norm. Today, the Village Repertory Co. regularly broadens the cultural arts scene with bold productions of challenging new and established works. There are now more than 15 theatre companies of all shapes and sizes in Charleston. The Village Rep is proud to have been a leader in raising the bar on theatrical diversity, inventive programming and artistic excellence in our community.
Under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Keely Enright and Managing Director Dave Reinwald, the company has built an impeccable reputation for consistent theatrical excellence and nuanced cannon of work that is like no other in the community.
After eleven successful years of operating in a converted storefront space in suburban Mt Pleasant, the Village Rep moved into a century old meat packing warehouse on a blighted street in the former industrial center of peninsula Charleston. After more than 18 months of fundraising, planning and development, the unique property has been transformed, ready to serve as a cultural anchor for the rapidly redeveloping Upper King “arts corridor.”
The relaxed environment, in which audience members sit comfortably sipping wine around small, candlelit tables creates a physical and emotional intimacy.
— Charleston Today
The Village Repertory Co. has produced more than 100 mainstage productions in the last decade and currently welcomes more than 10,000 patrons into the Playhouse each year.
We invite you to join us in our amazing venue— the 200-seat Woolfe Street Playhouse. We believe that theatre is not about sitting and watching. It is about soaking in the moment and sharing the experience. So make a date to spend an evening with us.
The Village Repertory Co. is a 501 (c) 3 organization, a proud member of Theatre Communications Group–a national organization of professional theatres across America, as well as a member of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Federal ID Number: 30-0137284
The Village Repertory Co. is funded in part by the SC Arts Commission, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the City of Charleston.
Producing Artistic Director
Associate Artistic Director
Company Stage Manager
We are proud of the many Tony, Obie and Pulitzer Prize winning productions that have graced our stages. Here is our list of all mainstage works produced since we opened our doors in 2001.
Liz Butler Duren's commissioned work based on her award winning memoir
The Village Repertory Co. is a non profit professional theatre company, producing drama, comedy, and musicals with a special emphasis on the finest plays of the 20th Century. As the theatre company in residence at the Woolfe Street Playhouse, our aim is to bring lesser known classics and new works to life in a unique environment: The Village Rep creates theatre that breaks down the barriers between the performer and the audience. We create for our community, from within our community, working with Charleston's local ensemble of actors and artists.Learn More Download Brochure