Since 1996, WaterTower Theatre has presented over 100 productions of plays and musicals. It has produced 5 world premieres including the musicals Song of Motherhood and Blind Lemon: Prince of Country Blues, and the plays Free Fall (with Sandy Duncan). The Theatre has also mounted over a dozen regional premiere productions.
The Theatre’s venue, the Addison Theatre Centre, is a 32,000-square-foot (3,000 m2) custom-designed space, including the Main Stage (seating approximately 240) and the Studio Theatre (seating approximately 100). The Addison Theatre Centre was profiled in the “American Stages” series produced by National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, in a segment on “Theater Shape and Design.” Productions are also staged in the Stone Cottage (seating approximately 50) adjacent to the Theatre Centre.
Out of the Loop Fringe Festival
From 2001 until 2016, the Theatre sponsored its annual Out of the Loop Festival, a 10-day celebration of theatre, dance, comedy, music and art, which seeks to present new work by local and national writers. The Festival features productions by WaterTower Theatre as well as other arts organizations from the local area and throughout the U.S., utilizing the Addison Theatre Centre's three performances spaces simultaneously.