Cailloux Theater910 Main St, Kerrville, TX 78028
Mission:To operate a year round performing arts school and community theater for the purpose of teaching and practicing all the disciplines of the performing arts including acting, singing, stage movement, dance, mime, set, costume and lighting design, playwriting, directing, and other related skills. This will be achieved through ongoing classes in all of these areas with classes formed based on age and experience and/or education. Students will be welcome in all age groups and scholarships for underprivileged and at-risk children will be made available. No interested students will be denied involvement due to lack of funds. In addition to classroom experience, regular theater productions will be presented to the public, allowing students to practice their acquired skills in front of an audience. These productions will also provide an opportunity to others in the community to perform in shows overseen by a professional staff. Performances will also provide area residents the opportunity to view live theater in an indoor setting, enhancing their appreciation of the fine arts. The facility will also serve as a venue for selected outside performing groups in all the performing arts be it dance, music, or theater.History:For over a decade, Playhouse 2000 has proudly presented professional quality amateur theatre to the Texas Hill Country. Founded in 1998 with the goal of educating the community in all aspects of the performing arts, Playhouse 2000 produces six shows a year ranging from classic Broadway musicals to homegrown comedies, all chosen with the local audience and local talent in mind.Playhouse 2000 lives and works locally. In addition to managing the Cailloux Theater for renters and partners in the arts, we produce at least 6 of our own shows annually. With so much local talent, Playhouse is committed to professional quality amateur theater.Playhouse was founded by Susan Neely Balentine and the late Douglas Balentine as a travelling troupe dedicated to performances for children. Through two interim theaters, and into the management of the Cailloux Theater, we have continued to stress the importance of community theater and our mission to minister to the children of the Kerr Area.In addition to the productions produced by Playhouse, the company manages the beautiful Kathleen C. Cailloux Theater and plays host to many area organizations that use the Facility as their home. We also have ties to Schreiner University, local public & private schools, and many local businesses in the area. Playhouse was honored to host the 2009 Region 6 AACT Festival - a competition of community theatres from around the a five state area.