Montgomery Theater is a not-for-profit, professional theatrical enterprise dedicated to bringing new life to old tales while imparting age and wisdom upon new ones.
Montgomery Theater demonstrates the power of live theater on an intimate scale. By remaining true to our mission and fostering the free expression of ideas, Montgomery Theater aims to be acclaimed by:
- A growing theater audience for delivering consistently high quality theatrical productions, broadening the perspectives of all who participate;
- Regional artists and actors for the collaborative atmosphere among playwrights, actors, directors, educators, staff, and volunteers;
- Tomorrow’s actors as an incubator for proficiency and talent;
- Individual and institutional benefactors for establishing a sustained presence in the Delaware Valley cultural marketplace.
For local productions of plays and musicals, standup comedy shows, and acting camps for kids, Montgomery Theater is a vital part of the community and a contributor to vast artistic resources of our area.
Located in the heart of Souderton—close restaurants, coffee houses, and ice cream shops—our professional actors and unique performance space are the perfect reasons to join us for a show. Free parking and affordable prices only make us that nuch more appealing.
Montgomery Theater was founded in 1993 by Tom Quinn and Hope deFrenes. Hope and Tom wanted to create a space to produce high-quality, professional theater in Montgomery County.
The three overlapping arches of our logo represent our intentions to serve the play by telling the story well, serve the artists by fulfilling their creative passions, and serve the audience by challenging and entertaining them.
The structure that houses Montgomery Theater was once the Souderton firehouse. This turn-of-the-century building was purchased by the Souderton Borough, which ensured that Montgomery Theater could be in the center of town. This spearheaded the revitalization of the Souderton-Telford communities.
On April 30, 1993, Montgomery Theater Project took occupancy of the lower level of the firehouse, transforming the old banquet hall and senior center into a 70-seat theater, and opening Jonathan Daly’s “The William” on June 10 of that year.
In 2002, the main floor of the structure, formerly the engine room, was renovated into a professional 122-seat theater called the Main Stage. The top floor now serves as rehearsal space, dressing room facilities, a green room, offices, and storage space for props and costumes.
In May of 2011, Montgomery Theater was thrilled celebrated its 100th production, the play “Hail Mary” by Tom Dudzick.
Every year, Montgomery Theater stages five productions on its Main Stage. On its lower-level Project Stage, we present two children’s productions, educational programs for adults and children, and experimental theater, along with occasional limited-run, special productions.