Madison Theatre Guild (MTG) was founded in 1946 and as Madison's oldest community theatre group, we have produced nearly 400 productions for all ages in our illustrious history. We pride ourselves on being an organization in which people of all ages and experience levels can join our team. Whether it's on or off the stage, our members will provide the tools to support your needs to refine your skills in the theater arts.
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Make them laugh, make them cry, and hack to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that. -Mary Pickford
Where to See Us
As one of the founding participating theatre companies at the Bartell Community Theatre (113 East Mifflin Street, just off the square), we perform on its two stages: the Drury, a classic auditorium style space for our larger productions and the Evjue, an intimate black box space for our plays and smaller productions. With reasonable ticket prices, concessions, and bar, an evening at the Bartell will be a memorable one.
Located at 2410 Monroe Street, MTG lives in a historic Firehouse. Built in 1939, the Firehouse served as one of the stations for the Madison Fire Department - in what was the far west side at the time. In 1969, MTG, in need of a permanent space, moved into the Firehouse. With a rehearsal space upstairs, another rehearsal/set building area downstairs, and our own costume shop, MTG has everything a theatre company needs to bring productions to life.
If you are interested in using some of our space for rehearsing, set building, or simply a group meeting, feel free to drop us a line.
MTG is always looking for community members to join and share in our love of theatre. For audition dates for our current season, check out the Current Season page or follow us on Facebook.
Is acting not your thing? MTG also has back-stage volunteer opportunities. Lighting design, set design, set building, costumes, props, etc., are all needed skill-sets. We love to bring on individuals of all skill levels to provide opportunities to hone your talents.
Also, we are looking for individuals who would be willing to serve on our Board of Directors. Be part of the decision-making body that chooses the shows we do, ensures fiscal viability, and helps to keep the tradition of community theater alive and well in Madison.