Clemson Little Theatre

Each year The Clemson Little Theatre produces as many as seven live stage plays, an assortment of comedies, musicals, old classics, and cutting-edge dramas.

The Clemson Little Theatre started in 1931, first as a reading group. The group first performed plays on the Clemson University campus, at a nearby Episcopal church, and other locales. In the 1970s they leased the old school in Central.

In 1989, friends of The Clemson Little Theatre helped purchase the old movie theatre on Mechanic Street in Pendleton and renovate the facilities into the beautiful art moderne Pendleton Playhouse and Cox Hall. Today they serve as the home of The Clemson Little Theatre and Clemson Area Youth Theatre (CAYT).

The youth of the community are an important part of our history and our future and an integral part of The Clemson Little Theatre. Two shows each year are CAYT productions, with all middle and high-school students as actors. Watch for the CAYT notation in our listings, enable your children to take part in this ancient art and expand their world of experiences.

Summertime is a fun time at The Clemson Little Theatre when students from kindergarten through 12th grade take over the theatre for the CAYT Summer Drama Workshops. Usually held in June, the sessions are planned to include training in make-up, costumes, acting, set construction, lighting, music, dance, auditioning, and other theatrical skills. Registration starts in April and May, so in the Spring watch our "News" page for links to the schedule of individual sessions.

214 S. Mechanic Street
Pendleton, SC 29670
(864) 646-8100
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