Stage West - A Different Kind of Theatre


From 1979 to now, Stage West Theatre has changed the way our community interacts. Jerry Russell had a dream to produce professional plays that could compete with any of the major cities; New York, Chicago. But this one would be in Fort Worth.

The difference between Stage West and most regional theatres is that they're committed to the entire experience. You can have dinner, wine, see local art, sign yourself or kids up for professional classes, go to community mic nights, playwriting competitions, art festivals, and, most importantly, see incredible theatre. 

Stage West produces 6-8 full-scale productions each season and has seated over 600,000 people since opening its door. Audiences, critics, actors and directors all acknowledge Stage West as one of the highest quality theatres in North Texas and possibly the best overall experience.

Their dedicated staff works day and night to ensure that Jerry's dream keeps growing to new levels. Fort Worth needs arts organizations like Stage West because of their undying commitment to community engagement. Everything about Stage West, from pricing to programming, is carefully chosen for the community; to include, to connect, and to inspire. 

Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.  -William Defoe

Stage West does just that. They open their doors to all of Fort Worth to explore the fear, the joy, the tragedy, and the wonders of life, not only as an individual but as a united community.

Music Credit: "Little Tomcat (Instrumental Version)" by Josh Woodward (

Shot by Jake H. Guy
Produced, Directed, Written, Narrated, Edited by Jake BuchananCollaborativeImpulse [at]

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