"A small space where big things happen."

Current & Upcoming Events

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There is no late seating for shows, unless otherwise indicated.

A Trailer Park Christmas

Back for its 7th year, Durham’s very own “A Trailer Park Christmas” follows the Dodson/ Hussey family at their Christmas eve holiday party. Audience are treated as guests and encounter ghosts, fruitcakes and a holiday tornado. Come see why all your friends and familiy have made this their holiday tradition!

Watch our video HERE

December 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m.
December 14 & 21 at 2:00 p.m
Tickets: $19- General Admission, $17- Student/ Senior
Reservations: (919) 384-7817



Southstream Productions presents The Caretaker by Harold Pinter

The sixth of Nobel Prize winner Harold Pinter’s works for stage and television, this psychological study of of power, allegiance, innocence, and corruption among two brothers and a tramp, became his first significant commercial success and launched his career as one of the most influential playwrights of the twentieth century.

Shows: January 2-3, 8-10, 15-17 at 7:30
January 4, 11, 18 at 2:00

Prices: $18 General Admission
$16 Students and Seniors

Reservations: (919) 417-2477
Website: SouthStream Productions

January 24
Third Date Improv

January 25
PlayGround Playwrights Roundtable

January 30-31
Tobacco Road Dance Productions presents
Gala Dance Performance


February 8 and 13
Fatmouth Improv and Paperhand Puppet Intervention co-presentation

February 14
TAFFY (Transactors for Families) afternoon improv show

February 19-March 7
Commonwealth Endeavors presents the double-bill
Contractions & Elevator


March 12-14
One Song Productions presents
Mr. Marmalade by Noah Haidle

March 20
Transactors Improv Company

March 21
Third Date Improv

March 26-April 4
Tiny Engine Theatre presents
Recall by Eliza Clark


April 11
Fatmouth Improv


May 1
Transactors Improv Company

May 2
Third Date Improv

May 7-23
Commonwealth Endeavors

May 28-30
One Song Productions


June 13
TAFFY (Transactors for Families) afternoon kids improv show

Fatmouth Improv (evening)

June 18-27
Playground and Common Ground Theatre co-production


July 6-11
Common Ground Theatre Summer Camp

July 13-17
Girls Rock NC Summer Camp

July 18
Third Date Improv

July 23-Aug 1
Tiny Engine Theatre presents
5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood


August 3-7
Common Ground Theatre Summer Camp

August 22
Fatmouth Improv

August 27-29
Summer Sisters


September 25
Transactors Improv Company

September 26
Third Date Improv


October 3
TAFFY (Transactors for Families) afternoon kids improv show

Fatmouth Improv (evening)

October 8-17
Owl Tree Theatre for the People presents
THALIAFEST: Festival of NC Women Playwrights

October 30
Third Date Improv


November 6-21
Bare Theatre presents
Titus Andronicus by W. Shakespeare

November 28
Transactors Improv Company


December 3-5
One Song Productions