Actor's Theatre Of Charlotte's Long Search For A New Home Has A Happy Ending
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte is calling a new space home. The theater company announced Wednesday that they’ve signed a five year contract with Queens University. As the resident theater company of Queens, ATC will produce and perform from Hadley Theatre on campus.
Although it’s now official, the theater company has been producing shows at Queens since last spring while they waited for renovations to their Freedom Drive location. The group will relocate administrative and artistic offices from the current location to Queens.
“I realized we had everything we needed on Queens’ campus,” said Executive Director Chip Decker in a press release. “With high-quality lighting and sound equipment, the Hadley Theatre is a wonderfully modern space to produce and perform shows. I saw a real opportunity for ATC to be based in a prime Charlotte location, while at the same time, enriching Queens’ theater program.”
Actor’s Theatre says as part of the partnership, ATC will help produce Queens’ two annual student productions. Students will have the opportunity to audition for parts in ATC productions.
In September of 2016 Actor’s Theatre relocated to Freedom Drive near the Wesley Heights neighborhood after a promising space in Charlotte’s Belmont neighborhood fell through.
The group learned in the summer of 2015 that their stint at their longtime home on East Stone Wall Street would be coming to an end in July of 2016.