93Years of Quality Community Theater!
Kanawha Players is the Second oldest, continuously operating amateur theater Company in the country. It has produced a season of live productions since 1922. Even during the Great Depression, Kanawha Players kept entertaining.
A team of volunteers constructed a workshop at 5315 MacCorkle Ave in the 1940s. Over the summer of 2002 another team of volunteers gave it a bright new interior.
In 2005, KP bought and began to renovate a former church at the corner of Beauregard and Washington Streets, to begin its new performance and workshop space.
We are the oldest amateur theater group in West Virginia and in 1941 we were named the official Theatre of West Virginia.
Now, in our 93rd season, with a new President, new Board of Directors, and a team of volunteers from the community (including you!), we plan to continue our long-standing tradition of bringing quality community theatre to West Virginia, as well as improve our community relations and involve the public even more than ever! So Come play with us and enjoy the opportunities that the theatre can bring, you’ll meet new friends and make memories that last a lifetime.
The mission of Kanawha Players is to produce quality theater in a nurturing community environment, while providing a place for education, training and encouragement to those interested in participating in the dramatic arts.