Virginia Samford Theatre

at 1116 26th St S, Birmingham , 35205 United States

The Historic Virginia Samford Theatre is the oldest performing arts venue in Birmingham. We provide a location for local artists and arts organizations to grow and flourish!

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Virginia Samford Theatre
1116 26th St S
Birmingham , AL 35205
United States
Contact Phone
P: (205) 251-1206


In 1999, UAB announced plans to close and sell the theatre, and a beloved Birmingham landmark was about to disappear. However, the Metropolitan Arts Council stepped forward to restore the landmark building. The theatre has been given a new name, Virginia Samford Theatre, in honor of their generous donor Virginia Samford Donovan, who provided the funds to MAC for the purchase. MAC and a committee of Birmingham leaders launched a $3,000,000 capital campaign, Center Stage for the Arts, to preserve this treasured historic structure and to provide Birmingham with a tremendous new resource - The Metropolitan Arts Center and the Virginia Samford Theatre. The Theatre was re-opened in May 2002 and was awarded the Preservation Award by the Birmingham Historical Society. The Virginia Samford Theatre now serves as a beacon for local talent and performers are drawn to showcase their creativity. Local non-profit or community groups hold meetings in the facility, and citizens and corporations find this venue an intimate gathering place for weddings, receptions and private functions. MAC is headquartered in the Arts Center, which currently houses small arts groups in the "Arts Incubator". With this broad spectrum of uses available to everyone in the community, the Metropolitan Arts Center and the Virginia Samford Theatre play a major cultural role in Birmingham's future.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Tuesdays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Wednesdays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Thursdays: 10:00- 17:00, 18:30- 22:30
  • Fridays: 10:00- 17:00, 18:30- 22:30
  • Saturdays: 18:30- 22:30
  • Sundays: 13:30- 17:00


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Performance Art Theatre category, Birmingham

Birmingham Children's Theatre
2130 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N Birmingham , AL 35203 United States

Professional theatre for young audiences. Find us on Twitter @BCTBhm123 , Instagram @bhamchildrenstheatre and the web Birmingham Children’s Theatre (BCT) was founded in 1947 under the auspices of Birmingham Junior Programs, an arts enrichment organization sponsored by the Junior League of Birmingham and City and County PTA groups. Over the next decade Junior Programs expanded and received encouragement from the Birmingham Board of Education, which excused children from school to attend productions on school days. In 1965, the Junior Programs Board voted to designate a separate organization – Birmingham Children’s Theatre – with responsibility for producing plays staged by local adult professional talents and for local audiences. As one of the oldest professional theatres for young audiences in the Unites States, BCT is also one of the largest in terms of number of annual performances and audience attendance. Not only do BCT productions play to nearly 125,000 local school children annually, but it’s touring educational outreach series, “BCT on Tour,” reaches an additional 75,000 children each year. Four to five productions are taken on tour each season to some 70 cities in Alabama and additional sites throughout the Southeast and up the eastern seaboard. The Birmingham Children’s Theatre has performed for selected audiences at the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. and in New York City as an Arts in Education industry leader. Touring productions offer a complete theatrical experience with full sets, costumes and professional actors. Birmingham Children’s Theatre is the company in residence at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center. The staff manages three theatres that include the 150-seat Charlotte Lane Dominick Studio Theatre, the 250-seat Wee Folks Theatre, and the 950-seat Main Stage Theatre.

Red Mountain Theatre Company
3028 7th Ave S Birmingham , AL 35233 United States

Red Mountain Theatre Company (RMTC) is a non-profit professional theatre organization with an emphasis on musical theatre. The curtain first rose on Summerfest in 1979, when James Hatcher of the University of Alabama in Birmingham Theatre Department and Birmingham’s Mayor David Vann realized the need for a summer “stock” company. Summerfest was originally created to provide productions as part of the UAB Town and Gown Theatre’s academic year but over its 30 year history, has grown to become one of the only year-round professional musical theatre organizations in Alabama. In 2007, Summerfest Musical Theatre officially became Red Mountain Theatre Company but has held on the organization’s original mission to offer professional quality productions, Youth Programs and Education and Outreach opportunities to our local and national arts communities. With its own unique Cabaret Theatre located right in the heart of downtown Birmingham’s Theatre District and summer Mainstage productions performed at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, Red Mountain Theatre Company continues to bring both well-known national performers and incredible local talent to the Birmingham stage.

Virginia Samford Theatre
1116 26th St S Birmingham , AL 35205 United States

The Historic Virginia Samford Theatre is the oldest performing arts venue in Birmingham. We provide a location for local artists and arts organizations to grow and flourish!


Virginia Samford Theatre is Birmingham based place and this enity listed in Landmark category. Located at 1116 26th St S AL 35205. Contact phone number of Virginia Samford Theatre: (205) 251-1206