Here is a list of Chapel Hill and Hillsborough area theater companies and presenters. This list does not include high school theater programs or companies exclusively for children. Each organization is a separate entity, although some use the same venues or emanate from the same institution but are wholly separate.
- Carolina Performing Arts
- OdysseyStage Theatre
- Orange Community Players – Hillsborough
- Paperhand Puppet Intervention
- Pequod Productions
- Phoenix Theatre Co. – Pittsboro (mystery/dinner/tour)
- PlayMakers Repertory Company
- Streetsigns Center for Literature and Performance
- The ArtsCenter – Carrboro
- Two-Way Street
- UNC Dept. of Dramatic Arts (Kenan Theatre Co.)
- UNC LAB! Theatre
- UNC Pauper Players
- UNC Company Carolina
- UNC Department of Communications/Performance Studies
- Perihelion Theater Company (no productions since 2010)
- Archipelago Theatre (no stage productions since 2013; current projects are video and film)
- ArtsCenter Stage (the in-house company for the ArtsCenter in Carrboro disbanded in August 2016.)
- Open Door
- Wordshed Productions
- Deep Dish (lost venue in Oct. 2015 – announced closing April 27, 2016)
Special thanks to Roy C. Dicks for his contributions to this listing.
Do you have a Hillsborough or Chapel Hill theater company listing to add? E-mail rduonstage [at] gmail.com.