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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Theater

Mission: The El Paso Playhouse is a community theatre that provides entertainment and educational experiences to a diverse multicultural population through the high quality production of plays and theatrical events. The Playhouse provides a venue for artists, technicians, patrons and community members to participate in the arts through regularly scheduled season productions, children’s performances and holiday performances. We have lived off of the participation of our volunteers, patrons and on-going support from the community over the past half a century.

Target demographics: provide quality, community theater to El Paso and its surrounding areas.

Direct beneficiaries per year: the Center Against Family Violence, WestStar Food Bank and other local charities.

Geographic areas served: El Paso, Texas

Programs: A variety of dramas, comedies and seasonal shows throughout a season that begins in June and lasts till May of the next year.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I first came to the El Paso Playhouse in 2003 to watch a show. Six months later, in the summer of 2004 I was in my first production there. Since then, I have been in over 25 productions as director, actor, producer, technician, etc... I became a Board Member in 2006 and have been Vice-President for three years. This theatre is a not-for-profit organization that has been serving El Paso for over 45 years. From day one, I have seen the dedication and passion that its volunteers have, always leaving room for improvement. Always trying to surpass expectations and provide the best quality shows ranging from dramas to comedies, murder mysteries, musicals and children's shows. Its volunteers are the life and blood of the theatre and it is thanks to them and the dedicated and loyal patrons that the EPPH is still standing. The doors are always open to the public, welcoming people who are interested in volunteering. May it be for set construction, concessions, backstage assistants or acting. No one is turned away. For the past six years, the El Paso Playhouse has been my home. And its Board Members, volunteers and employee are my family. It has been cheer bliss to have the opportunity to learn and grow in this artistic and inspirational atmosphere. I believe this theatre is an El Paso treasure that will stand the test of time.