The mission of Reno Little Theater is
to create exceptional theatrical experiences that inspire, entertain,
and strengthen our community through artistic engagement and collaboration.
Reno Little Theater (RLT) was founded in 1935. For more than eight decades, RLT has served local artists and audiences by providing a place where they can explore their creativity and create connections with each other through the arts. In many cases, those connections have lasted for generations and it is not uncommon to hear audience members reminisce about their own history with the organization- from watching their grandmother onstage decades ago to seeing their child take their first bow as part of Reno Little Theater’s Education Program.
Today, RLT is in its 85th Season and has reached a new level of success which highlights the magnitude of the way the community still values the organization. It began with the opening of a 99-seat black box theater in the Wells Avenue District of Reno in 2012. In 2013, the organization hired its first professional staff member in over thirty years and continued to grow its capacity and programming. Today, RLT has a full-time staff of five who continue to work to grow the organization. With single-ticket audiences increasing by more than 10% year over year since 2014 and season ticket holders growing by more than 60% in the same amount of time, RLT has grown to now reach more than 18,000 people annually through its plethora of programming. In 2018, RLT was able to pay off the theater’s mortgage and now owns its facilities at 147 E. Pueblo Street outright, positioning Reno Little Theater to continue to impact Reno audiences for decades to come. In 2019, prior to beginning our 85th season, a new seating structure was installed, increasing our capacity to 142.
Reno Little Theater is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization. Donations may be tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. We welcome volunteers in all areas of production and administration. We hope that you will browse through our site and contact us if you have questions.