About Butler Little Theatre 2018-01-10T20:07:15+00:00

Butler Little Theatre has entertained the community since February 1941. This continuously operated, non-profit, all-volunteer organization offers area actors, directors, production staff, and audiences five shows each season and annual workshops for children and youth.

Located just off Main Street in downtown Butler, the converted carriage house theater seats 155 people and accommodates members, guests and the general public.

Your Gifts Are Tax Deductible
The Butler Little Theatre is a Section 501(c)(3) organization. That means that your gifts to BLT are fully deductible asĀ an itemized deduction on your income tax. Make a secure, online donation today.

Celebrating 75 Years

Although there are programs dating back to 1921, Butler Little Theatre received its official charter in June 1941 with performances at The Lees Restaurant (tickets were 50 cents!), the Butler High School, and the Sterling Club. (The photo above is from Night of January 16th in 1941)

In 1945, the group purchased the carriage house known as Campbell’s Barn, occupied by the John Eisler Inspection Station. The members themselves remodeled the building at One Howard Street to make it suitable for theatrical performances and have continued to add improvements over the years.

The theater seats 155 people and presents five shows during its regular season, holds classes for children, and is one of the oldest continuously-running community theaters in Western Pennsylvania.

View the list of shows presented over the past 75 years.

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