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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.


Andy Raynor

Friday, June 1, 2018
Wonderful local theatre with children's and adult performances. They offer a series of more modern, "edgier" performances as well as more traditional shows. They have ccasional outdoor performances and family movies and also offer drama classes and camps. There are also beautiful rose gardens great for a picnic.

Susie Rogers

Saturday, May 26, 2018
This is a small, intimate venue thatakes you feel like you are actually there. I loved it so much I will be purchasing a season pass next year. Wine, beer, sodas and water are for sell out in the lobby. I can't say enough wonderful things about this venue. First class

Elena Harrison

Friday, May 4, 2018
Nice really nice , my daughter took classes there for couple of years and were touring the libraries . I love it , teachers r so nice and cool . We go every year to see Cinderella :) and it's a new experience every year . Big shots to step mom and mean sisters .They r the best !!!

Daisy Jane

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Really enjoyed this charming community theater. It's well organized and professional. We are happy to be part of the family!!

Gwen Moore

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Wonderful production of Blood Done Sign My Name. Atmosphere of positivity great row mates.

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