Matthews Playhouse

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Ms. Sarah Baumgardner
Primary Contact Name
Gretchen Gaertner
Main Address

100 East McDowell Street
Matthews, NC 28105
United States

What We Do

Matthews Playhouse (MPH) is a community based non-profit theatre committed to enriching the lives of children, adults, and families by inviting them to participate in the world of performing arts and education. We commit to this mission by ensuring the excellence of our cultural programs for the participation and enjoyment of the people in our community. Located in Matthews, we are able to serve both Mecklenburg and Union County populations by providing education programming (theater classes and summer camps for youth) and public programming (theatre shows for children, families, and adults). As a community based theatre committed to excellence and top-quality productions, we invite children and adults to participate in the performing arts regardless of their background and experience level. We strive to create an environment where all may find a place to express their creativity through the performing arts.

Interesting Info
  • We served over 1000 students through our 2023 Summer Camp programs!
  • Matthews Playhouse offers School of Theatre classes to students in Mecklenburg and Union County.
  • Matthews Playhouse has School of Theatre scholarship opportunities to assist those children in need of assistance.
Volunteer Opportunities

Front of House
Repeats daily for 366 times

Audition Volunteers
Repeats weekly at 11:00am
Flexible Timing

Matthews Playhouse 2023-2024 Season
Matthews Playhouse - Anne Frank
Matthews Playhouse - Funny thing at Forum
Matthews Playhouse - Godspell
Matthews Playhouse - Jungle Book
Matthews Playhouse - Madeline1
Matthews Playhouse - Mamma Mia
Matthews Playhouse - Miracle on 34th