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Welcome to Tulsa Spotlight Theatre

The Best volunteer Theater in Tulsa

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What's new? 

The latest updates

Spotlight Children's Theatre Productions

Mark you calendars: 

Characters -  Performances Sept. 30 - Oct 9

The Enchanted Bookshop - Auditions Oct. 11 & 13; Performances Dec. 2-11

Don't miss out on giving you child a life time memory of being a performer. 

It is something they will talk about the rest of their lives.

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Upcoming Events

  • Sep 30, 7:30 PM
    Tulsa, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    By searching for the real world she belongs in, Jessica learns more about herself and the characters in her life than she ever thought possible.
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  • Oct 01, 2:00 PM
    Tulsa, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    By searching for the real world she belongs in, Jessica learns more about herself and the characters in her life than she ever thought possible.
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  • Oct 01, 7:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    Enjoy a truly unique evening of audience participation fun in "The Drunkard," an "old time melodrama!" Boo and hiss the villain, cheer on the hero, sing along to some grand old songs, and enjoy some of the Tulsa area's finest talent in the "Olio" preceding the play.
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  • Oct 02, 2:00 PM
    Tulsa, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    By searching for the real world she belongs in, Jessica learns more about herself and the characters in her life than she ever thought possible.
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  • Oct 07, 7:30 PM
    Tulsa, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    By searching for the real world she belongs in, Jessica learns more about herself and the characters in her life than she ever thought possible.
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  • Oct 08, 2:00 PM
    Tulsa, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    By searching for the real world she belongs in, Jessica learns more about herself and the characters in her life than she ever thought possible.
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  • Oct 08, 7:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    Enjoy a truly unique evening of audience participation fun in "The Drunkard," an "old time melodrama!" Boo and hiss the villain, cheer on the hero, sing along to some grand old songs, and enjoy some of the Tulsa area's finest talent in the "Olio" preceding the play.
    Share
  • Oct 09, 2:00 PM
    Tulsa, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    By searching for the real world she belongs in, Jessica learns more about herself and the characters in her life than she ever thought possible.
    Share
  • Oct 15, 7:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    Enjoy a truly unique evening of audience participation fun in "The Drunkard," an "old time melodrama!" Boo and hiss the villain, cheer on the hero, sing along to some grand old songs, and enjoy some of the Tulsa area's finest talent in the "Olio" preceding the play.
    Share
  • Oct 22, 7:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    Enjoy a truly unique evening of audience participation fun in "The Drunkard," an "old time melodrama!" Boo and hiss the villain, cheer on the hero, sing along to some grand old songs, and enjoy some of the Tulsa area's finest talent in the "Olio" preceding the play.
    Share
  • Oct 29, 7:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    Enjoy a truly unique evening of audience participation fun in "The Drunkard," an "old time melodrama!" Boo and hiss the villain, cheer on the hero, sing along to some grand old songs, and enjoy some of the Tulsa area's finest talent in the "Olio" preceding the play.
    Share
  • Nov 05, 7:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    Enjoy a truly unique evening of audience participation fun in "The Drunkard," an "old time melodrama!" Boo and hiss the villain, cheer on the hero, sing along to some grand old songs, and enjoy some of the Tulsa area's finest talent in the "Olio" preceding the play.
    Share
  • Nov 12, 7:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    Enjoy a truly unique evening of audience participation fun in "The Drunkard," an "old time melodrama!" Boo and hiss the villain, cheer on the hero, sing along to some grand old songs, and enjoy some of the Tulsa area's finest talent in the "Olio" preceding the play.
    Share
  • Nov 19, 7:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    Enjoy a truly unique evening of audience participation fun in "The Drunkard," an "old time melodrama!" Boo and hiss the villain, cheer on the hero, sing along to some grand old songs, and enjoy some of the Tulsa area's finest talent in the "Olio" preceding the play.
    Share
  • Nov 26, 7:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    Enjoy a truly unique evening of audience participation fun in "The Drunkard," an "old time melodrama!" Boo and hiss the villain, cheer on the hero, sing along to some grand old songs, and enjoy some of the Tulsa area's finest talent in the "Olio" preceding the play.
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Hungry?
Besides our snacks, sodas, beer and wine we have pizza!
Call the theater to pre-order your pizza. We always have drinks and snacks on hand. 

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In September we lost a Spotlight Theater Legend. Jere Uncapher had been part of the Spotlight Theater since 1957 when he was just 12 years old. There isn’t anyone who has come to the theater in the past 65 years who hadn’t  met Jere. He was the heart of the Spotlight Theater and the Spotlight Children’s Theatre. He worked tirelessly in every facet of the theater. It was more than his job; it was his favorite place to be. He will be missed by his Spotlight family and friends. Remembering days gone by:                  

In lieu of flowers, his family would prefer donations to honor Jere. 

Tulsa Spotlight Theatre has made a name for itself since 2000 as the most talked about Theater in Tulsa. And as such, we want to keep you updated on announcements of new shows, features on some of our most talented performers, and notes on reviews in the press. Have a look below at what’s being said about us, and make sure you never miss out on any Tulsa Spotlight Theatre performances or special events by signing up for our newsletter.

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The Spotlight Theatre is a Tulsa Landmark

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The Drunkard is the oldest

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A place for children development.

Upcoming Entertainment

Theatre Shows

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Spotlight Children's Theatre

The Spotlight Children's Theatre has five productions each season using local talent. All ages and experience levels are welcome to audition. Our productions are entertaining for the whole family.

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Plan your next event at the Spotlight Theater

Need a place for a birthday party, office retreat or some other special event?

Check out what we have to offer. 

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The Drunkard and the Olio

It began on Nov. 14, 1953 and has never stopped! That’s how The Drunkard became America’s longest-running play. More than 3,000 Tulsans have participated on or offstage. More than a quarter-million have seen the show, making it a laughter-filled Tulsa tradition in which temperance triumphs and evildoers receive their merited fates. There are even tomatoes to throw at the villain!

Over the years, Tulsa Spotlight Theatre has been blessed with many donations. Some have provided new seating, or paint, carpeting for our Lobby, a new roof and most recently a new sound/lighting system. Donations are always needed, and gratefully appreciated!

Checkout some
Tulsa
History!

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To honor and memorialize this gem of Tulsa history, a group of Spotlight patrons joined with donors from the community, architecture buffs, and the family of Patti Shriner to create this monument.

The Tulsa Spotlight Theatre Historical Monument is a black granite slab sourced from Sri Lanka. The monument literally "sets in stone" the significance and history of the Spotlight Theatre.  The monument is etched with text and historical photos telling the story of original owner Patti Shriner and building architect Bruce Goff.  It features Spotlight co-founder Richard Mansfield Dickinson, Tulsa Spotlighters, and a number of principal actors and performers who have graced the stage of the Spotlight Theatre over the decades.