Event - Art Festival Benefiting RLT

Art in the Garden 2017

May 6, 2017

Join us for the annual arts festival benefiting Raleigh Little Theatre, featuring a jury-selected lineup of visual artists, food trucks and live entertainment. This unique outdoor event takes place in the historic Raleigh Rose Garden on the grounds of RLT. Information about Irregardless Cafe's Art in the Garden event on the same day is here.

Event - RLT Players To Go! troupe performance

RLT Players presents A Mother Goose Comedy

April 1, 2017 - May 20, 2017

RLT Players To Go! troupe presents A Mother Goose Comedy By Patricia Barry Rumble, with student cast from Raleigh Little Theatre Join us at area libraries for a free performance by the RLT Players To Go! troupe of A Mother Goose Comedy. The world-famous, fun-loving Mother Goose is now retired and living in Mother Goose Resort Spa, where she has time to keep active and pursue her favorite hobbies. She gets tweets, texts and even letters from children all over the world wanting to know how she got the ideas for her nursery rhymes. So, using comedy sketches and some audience participation, Mother Goose explains how all her nursery rhyme characters came about – with some energetic new twists!

Historical Drama

A Piece of My Heart

May 5, 2017 - May 21, 2017

Advisory: "A Piece of My Heart" contains adult situations, language, and descriptions of violence that may not be suitable for children under 13. Parental guidance is suggested.  Written by Shirley Lauro, a powerful, true drama of six women who went to Vietnam: nurses, a Red Cross volunteer and a USO country-western singer. The latter is booked to entertain the troops by an unscrupulous agent. Follow each young woman’s story before, during, and after her tour in the war-torn nation. It was named “The most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation,” by The Vietnam Vets Association.

Event - Showcase

Series of Fortunate Events: Theater Showcase

May 22, 2017

Arts Access presents "A Series of Fortunate Events". Join us at RLT for the Theatre Showcase, one of the five talent showcases featuring artists with disabilities in film, music, theatre, literature, and visual art.

Event - Drama

Downrange: Voices from the Homefront

May 26, 2017 - May 27, 2017

Written by Chapel Hill playwright Mike Wiley and originally produced by Cape Fear Regional Theatre, this play investigates the effect of deployment on the families who are left behind by weaving together the often-overlooked stories of real North Carolina military families. Our production is directed by Deb Royals.

Event - Drama


May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017

Written by George Brant, Grounded is the story of a hotshot fighter pilot who has to give up flying due to an unexpected pregnancy. She is assigned to fly drones instead, and must juggle the dual realities of killing terrorists by day and going home to her family at night. This production was originally produced by Sonorous Road Productions, stars Michelle Wells, and is directed by Jerome Davis.


Avenue Q

June 2, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Advisory: “Avenue Q” is recommended for mature audiences. It features adult content, including language, drinking and nude puppets. Parental guidance is suggested. Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Book by Jeff Whitty. Recent college grad, Princeton, moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Along with his new friends, Princeton struggles to find a job, date, and discover an ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, this truly unique show has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere.

Classic Musical

The Tempest

July 21, 2017 - July 30, 2017

Marooned and left to die on a remote island, Prospero can command spirits, create apparitions, and manipulate the elements. By using his magic, he assembles his enemies to take revenge on them, and in the process, awakens in Miranda, his teenage daughter, her first experience of love. The premiere production showcased 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs, who shared the stage with professional actors and community partners.

Event - Outdoor Event

Movies in the Garden

July 20, 2017 - August 10, 2017

Join us this summer as we present four FREE outdoor movies on Thursdays in July & August! All movies will be held in the Stephenson Amphitheatre next to the Raleigh Rose Garden.

Past Shows & Events

Event - Volunteer Event

Ice Cream Social

April 8, 2017 - April 9, 2017

Join your fellow RLT volunteers and their families in the Rose Garden for NCSU's Howling Cow ice cream & toppings, games, and an all 'round good time. The Volunteer Recognition and Appreciation Committee, in conjunction with the Staff of Raleigh Little Theatre, cordially invite you to the annual Ice Cream Social.  

Fairy Tale

When She Had Wings

March 17, 2017 - April 2, 2017

A young girl dreams about taking flight in the makeshift airplane that she has built in her backyard. After a huge storm, she finds an elderly woman who looks and sounds like a bird, but who just might be Amelia Earhart. The mysterious lady has taken up residence in the cockpit. Using live sound and puppetry, this play reminds us that, with a little imagination, anything is possible.

Event - New Volunteer Interest Night

Back Stage Night

March 29, 2017

For everyone who’s always wanted to runaway to the theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre will hold its twice-yearly volunteer open house on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00pm on the RLT main stage.

Event - Fundraiser Performance


March 25, 2017

Who will be our 2017 Diva? Join us for a cabaret performance full of glitz, glam and giving! Divas! is a competition between some of the fabulous performers who grace the stage of Raleigh Little Theatre. Each performer competes to be the Diva of the Year by raising the most money.


One Man, Two Guvnors

February 10, 2017 - February 26, 2017

Brighton, England, 1963. Francis Henshall finds himself employed by small-time gangster Roscoe Crabbe. Roscoe is in town to collect a fee from his fiancée’s gangster father. However, Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother, and she is in love with Stanley Stubbers (her brother’s killer). Stanley, in turn, becomes our hero’s other “guvnor.” How long can Francis keep “Roscoe” and Stanley apart, and will he ever have time to eat dinner?

Historical Drama

The Whipping Man

January 13, 2017 - January 29, 2017

The Civil War is over. Throughout the South, slaves are being freed and soldiers are returning home. In one home, the annual celebration of Passover is celebrated by a young Confederate officer, who has been severely wounded, and two former slaves. However, the pain of enslavement will not be soothed by this tradition. Deeply buried secrets from the past refuse to be hidden forever, as the play comes to its thrilling conclusion.

Musical Comedy


December 2, 2016 - December 18, 2016

This musical comedy is a holiday sugarplum for the whole family; just the right mixture of comedy and romance to add the sparkle of magic to your holiday season. A visually stunning musical combining elegant costumes and scenery with song, dance, conniving step-relatives and resourceful fairy-folk.

2017-2018 Season

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