The 2021 Cantey Awards
In March 2020, no one quite knew what the year ahead would look like. After a lot of difficulties, changes, and creativity, we are proud to have presented an assortment of virtual and in-person shows during the 2020-2021 season. As we ease back into something that more closely resembles a “normal” season at RLT, we can’t wait to celebrate the accomplishments of our hardworking and dedicated volunteers over the past year. We’re excited to gather in-person once again for the 2021 Cantey Awards!
The event this year will take place outside in RLT’s Stephenson Amphitheatre and is free and open to the public. Mark your calendar!
Wednesday, June 30, 2020
RLT’s outdoor Stephenson Amphitheatre
Performance awards have been presented at Raleigh Little Theatre every year since the 1949-50 season. In the 1975-76 season, the name of the award was changed from “Oscar” to “Cantey” in honor of Mrs. Cantey Venable Sutton, the Grand Dame of Raleigh Little Theatre.
This year, instead of handing out individual performance awards, we will be celebrating the work of all the folks who joined us in creating theatre in new ways during an unprecedented year. Volunteer Award winners will be announced during the event on June 30.
Attending events in the Amphitheatre
Since the amphitheatre is part of a City of Raleigh park, please adhere to the following rules:
- You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages
- The theatre reserves the right to check coolers for outside alcohol
- No open flames or candles (including citronella candles)
- No glass bottles allowed
- Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash and be well-behaved
Bringing blankets or chairs makes seating more comfortable. Lawn chairs or folding chairs work well. There is grass between the concrete benches, and chairs fit well in that space.
Indoor restroom facilities, which are wheelchair accessible, are available at the Main Stage lobby entrance. Porta-johns, which are also wheelchair accessible, are located to the left of the stage near the ramp.
The RLT parking lot will only be open to vehicles with disability parking placards as well as limited parking in the front half of the lot for anyone. The RLT staff parking lot is only for drop off of patrons with wheelchairs or mobility issues – no parking. You may park on the street where signposted.
No tickets required! Admission is free.
- Wednesday, June 30 at 7:00pm
Seating is general admission, but we will have areas marked off to encourage social distancing between groups. Masks will not be required when seated but are suggested in outdoor common spaces and required indoors. It is recommended that unvaccinated attendees wear a mask at all times.
Event is wheelchair accessible. Drop off for patrons in wheelchairs is in the staff lot adjacent to the Rose Garden, which is accessible from the intersection of Pogue & Everett Streets.