Why Support?


The Columbia Stage Society/Town Theatre was born in 1919 and has continuously served the Midlands of South Carolina by providing quality entertainment to more than a million individuals through these many years. It has been hailed as a treasure to the Midlands of South Carolina, the State as well as the nation as the longest continuously operating community theatre in the United States, housed in a building architecturally designed to be Town Theatre.

It is only with the support of people in the Midlands – those who perform on our stage and who work to put on our productions as well as those who support the theatre through attendance – that we can continue to produce live theatre. Our plan, of course, is to continue to do this for many years to come.

As with most arts organizations, ticket and membership sales only cover a portion of the theatre’s needs. Our productions simply would not be possible without additional financial contributions from those who value the arts. Please view this website for ways in which you may make a contribution.

Here are some of the events that your contributions will foster:

  • A main-stage season of five Broadway musicals and/or comedies
  • A summer production of a Broadway musical featuring young people
  • A burgeoning youth theatre program consisting of fall and spring classes culminating in a stage production as well as summer theatre camps
  • Touring shows that include Always…Patsy Cline, The Honky Tonk Angels, The Wonderettes, The Winter Wonderettes as well as others

Columbia Stage Society's Town Theatre