The Stagecrafters is a non-profit, theatrical production company which has been serving Philadelphia and its surrounding areas for over 90 years. We exemplify a high level of professionalism and commitment to excellence in the art and craft of live performance.
The Stagecrafters currently stages five theatrical productions per season, which encompass a wide range of styles, from classics to edgy contemporary fare – choosing plays that are theatrically exciting, artistically challenging, and ideologically relevant. Additional productions each season include several staged readings of plays and special shows such as “Halloween Scary Stories”.
The Stagecrafters was founded in 1929 by a group of some twenty friends who had been acting together under the sponsorship of the Germantown Women’s Club, and who shared a great love of theater. In its first year the group rented, on the present site, a small house and a smithy of Revolutionary vintage, where it presented one-act plays to an audience of about thirty. In the following years the smithy was enlarged to accommodate bigger audiences. In 1932 the group was incorporated. In 1936 the two buildings were altered and connected, and a two-hundred seat auditorium was created. In 1950 the theater buildings were purchased, together with the handsome historic house next to them situated on half-an-acre of land. Over the following few decades The Stagecrafters not only expanded and modernized its physical facilities, but it evolved into its present status of a full-fledged theatrical organization of high professional standards.
The theater is located in the heart of beautiful, historic Chestnut Hill in northwest Philadelphia. It accommodates an audience of to 180, is fully air-conditioned, and is handicapped accessible. Ticket prices are most affordable.
The theater is available for rental by outside groups. Contact Rick Stewart rstewart1012 (at) gmail.com for information.
The theater is situated within walking distance of a large number of fine restaurants and shops.