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Raleigh - Raleigh Little Theatre

301 Pogue Street

History :

Begun in 1936, Raleigh Little Theatre is now one of the oldest continuously operating community theatres in the country. We offer entertainment, education and community programs year-round. RLT showcases 11 productions each year, with more than 150 performances. No other theatre in North Carolina produces as many shows.

Raleigh Little Theatre started when a group of Raleigh performers joined forces with technical workers from the Federal Theatre to bring community theatre to Raleigh. Then, civic leader Cantey Venable Sutton pushed through bureaucratic red tape and galvanized the Federal Works Progress Administration construction of our main theatre, amphitheatre and Rose Garden. We are still the beneficiaries of her diligence and passion. In 2000, we named the main theatre in honor of Mrs. Sutton. RLT's annual performance awards, given each June, have been called "Canteys" in her honor for a number of decades.


Ruth Phillips

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018
I had tickets for an upcoming show in January; however, my mom in a different state fell and fractured her hip.. Kelly was extremely kind in helping me with my tickets and showed great customer service. I am looking forward to attending a show later in the summer thanks to Kelly!!!

Denah Raybuck

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
I love the small intimacy of this place. It's so much fun to see a show here.

Nick de Silvia

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Great local place to catch a show in a cozy setting with good view of the stage no matter where you sit.

Joseph Covington

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Almost always impressively good performances. Excel at musicals but also serious plays.

Melissa Estep

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
We always enjoy shows here. We have some great local talent!

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