Founded in 1974, Syracuse Stage is the non-profit, professional theatre company in residence at Syracuse University. It is nationally recognized for creating stimulating theatrical work that engages Central New York and significantly contributes to the artistic life of Syracuse University, where it is a vital partner in achieving the educational mission of the University’s Department of Drama. Syracuse Stage’s mission is to tell stories that engage, entertain and inspire people to see life beyond their own experience. Each season 70,000 patrons enjoy an adventurous mix of new plays, and bold interpretations of classics and musicals, featuring the finest theatre artists.
In addition, Stage maintains a vital educational outreach program that annually serves more than 15,000 students from 14 counties. Syracuse Stage is a constituent of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, and a member of the Arts and Cultural Leadership Alliance (ACLA), the University Hill Corporation and the East Genesee Regent Association. Syracuse Stage is a member of The League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the largest professional theatre association in the country.
Syracuse Stage Education creates programs that explore the human experience, encourage new perspectives, foster activism, create empathy, and give voice to multigenerational communities.
Syracuse Stage Education is committed to cultivating new work and collaborating with professional artists to present high caliber, innovative productions to young audiences. Syracuse Stage education programs for elementary, middle, and high schools are comprehensive and varied—ranging from full produced mainstage productions to targeted in-class performances to a national touring production. These programs support and enhance language arts, social studies, history, STEAM, and art curricula.