9 Best Places for Live Theater in Oklahoma!

There is something truly incomparable about live theater. Oklahoma has no shortage of plays and musicals. From truly historic, long-running community theaters to cozy playhouses, here are some of the best places to watch live theater in the state! 

Lyric Theatre, Oklahoma City, OK

Lyric Theatre has been producing plays and musicals since 1963. The theatre puts on productions ranging from classic and contemporary musicals to plays created by local artists and nationally-recognized playwrights.  

Theatre Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

Theatre Tulsa is the longest-running community theatre west of the Mississippi. Theatre Tulsa has survived everything from wars to economic depressions. It was the first community theatre in America to premiere productions such as “Our Town” in 1939 and “All My Sons” in 1947. 

Coleman Theater, Miami, OK

Miami Little Theatre company performs regularly at the Coleman, but you’ll also find many other events at this historic theater in downtown Miami, Oklahoma. Situated on Route 66, Coleman Theater’s boasts a magnificent Spanish Colonial Mission-style exterior and a Louis XV interior.   

The Ponca Playhouse, Ponca City, OK

The Ponca Playhouse has been a significant part of the Ponca City community for decades. The playhouse puts on five regular shows every season, and additionally provides guests with an excellent “On the Spot Improv” show. 

Gaslight Theatre, Enid, OK

Opened as the Enid Community Theatre in 1966, the Gaslight is one of “Oklahoma’s oldest and most active community theatres,” according to its site. The theatre’s mission is to “promote and present theatrical productions for the education, enjoyment and literary enlightenment of the Enid area.” 

Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, Oklahoma City, OK

For children’s theatre, there isn’t a better place than this. For more than 30 years, this group has been making magic on stage with and for children. 

The Paramount OKC, Oklahoma City, OK

The Paramount is home to OKC Improv, but you’ll often find plays and musicals being staged at the Theatre. Check the schedule for all the events. 

Lawton Community Theatre, Lawton, OK

LCT goal is to “promote live theatre” and “enrich the quality of life” in southwest Oklahoma. This community theatre has been around for decades, with past performances including “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” and “Young Frankenstein.” 

The Center, Bartlesville, OK

The Center in Bartlesville! is the main series for live theatre in this Northeast Oklahoma town, but you’ll find lots more at the community center, including children’s theater and ballet. 

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