RLT's box office & business office will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth.
A diverse group of actors in colorful costumes smiling and taking a bow at the end of a performance of "Pippin."

The cast of RLT’s “Pippin” in 2019.

Raleigh Little Theatre exists to create and teach theatre in a way that serves our community, offers a place for all to live their best creative life, and embraces diverse stories, artists, and students in a meaningful and powerful way. We are committed to the work of justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all aspects of what we do — from producing a show to working with our volunteers to our hiring and employment practices. We want and need to do better and to do more, as we have not always gotten it right and have not done enough. 

We are committed to doing this work in a very real way and we want our community to hold us accountable. We understand that the work is something that we have to do everyday through every moment, and that it will require us to look at our policies, our systems, our infrastructure, our finances, and ourselves. As a community theatre, we have a responsibility to use our position to dismantle the inhumane system that has poisoned our stories, our stages, and our hearts for far too long. We are leaning in with love, determination, and hope.

– Executive Director Heather Strickland and Artistic Director Patrick Torres, October 2020

RLT Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement

Raleigh Little Theatre values everyone’s story. As an organization, we will intentionally create a welcoming environment through a long-term, holistic approach to inclusion and diversity. We commit ourselves to actively seeking out perspectives that are not our own, encouraging learning, growth, and cultural awareness, engaging community conversations, and embracing conflict as a force for change. 

We strive to be an equitable, diverse, antiracist, and inclusive organization that is accessible to all, and maintain an organizational culture that:

Goals and Commitments

GOAL: Content is engaging for and reflective of the community we serve, and all students, casts, crews, and volunteers can thrive.

GOAL: Staff, board, artists, and volunteers are committed to equity, diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

GOAL: Equity, diversity, and inclusion is prioritized in all activities, policies, practices, communications, and operations.


Updated October 2020.