Penfold Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to opening and operating a professional theatre for north Travis and Williamson counties. Our mission is to empower artists to create work of the highest caliber and to engage diverse audiences through stories that inspire and impact our community.
It's no surprise that the Austin metro area is exploding. According to recent studies, we're the second fastest-growing metropolitan area in the nation. And the majority of this growth is happening in the north.
Yet despite all our new neighbors moving in, there's not much north of downtown in the way of professional performing arts. At Penfold, we want to bring live theatre home to our northern communities.
Undoubtedly, artists do amazing work even in the most difficult circumstances. But we believe that when creative minds are equipped with the resources they need to risk and explore, the possibilities of what they can produce are limitless!
Professional theatres provide these resources. Specifically, they adhere to guidelines defined by the artists' unions to ensure excellence on stage and a positive work environment off stage. There's not a single theatre in north Austin right now that's committing itself to these rigorous standards. Our artists and audiences deserve it.
Yes, let's talk about the plays! At Penfold, we strive to offer a broad range of contemporary and classic works, intended to thrill audiences of all ages. Check out our Past Productions and Education Programs pages to learn more about what we do.