Theatre For All

Carrollwood Players Theatre exists to provide a place where everyday people from all walks of life can participate in and learn about the magic of creating live theatre.

We are Tampa’s longest continuously operating community theatre company, and over the years, we have truly become Tampa’s Community Theatre.

Each year, we present a full season of Mainstage and Black Box productions, created by and for the community.

Auditions are open to anyone with or without experience, and there are many additional opportunities to get involved behind the scenes. There is no cost to participate. Celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2021!

Carrollwood Players, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

A copy of the official registration and financial information my be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state.

Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

History of Carrollwood Players

Founding members of Carrollwood Players.

Starting from humble beginnings, CWP formed in 1981 and met at the Carrollwood Recreation Center. The initial production, “Plaza Suite” was performed at Carrollwood Elementary School, “Godspell” was done in the auditorium of the Methodist Church, and “Veronica’s Room” was staged in a small golf clubhouse.

We relocated to the Drew Park Civic Club, renamed the Manhattan Theater, in December 1982. During the next five years, our productions included, among others, “Stop the World, I Want to Get Off,” “That Champion Season,” “Arsenic and Old Lace,” “The Bad Seed,” “Ten Nights in a Barroom,” and “18 Nervous Gumshoes.”

In May 1987, Carrollwood Players Theatre moved to the Village Shopping Center on North Dale Mabry and then in 1993 to our present location in Plantation Plaza, 4333 Gunn Highway.