About Us

Mission and Vision

At Aiken Community Playhouse, our mission is to promote and cultivate the performing arts in the Aiken community. We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive environment where individuals of all ages and backgrounds can express their creativity and passion for the dramatic arts. Through quality productions, educational programs, and community engagement, we aspire to entertain, inspire, and unite our audiences.


Founded in 1973 by the visionary Melissa Ayers, Aiken Community Playhouse has been a cornerstone of the local theater scene for nearly five decades. With a deep-rooted commitment to artistic excellence, Ayers pioneered the concept of community-based theater, bringing together a diverse group of talented individuals with a shared love for the dramatic arts. Over the years, our theater company has seen tremendous growth, staging memorable productions that have captivated audiences and fostered a deep appreciation for the performing arts in our community.

Founder: Melissa Ayers

Melissa Ayers, the creative genius behind Aiken Community Playhouse, is an accomplished theater director and playwright. With unmatched determination and dedication, Ayers breathed life into our theater company, enriching the cultural fabric of the Aiken community. Her unwavering belief in the power of theater to inspire, educate, and entertain has driven our company’s mission since its inception.

Our Website

We are proud to introduce our new website, designed to enhance our accessibility and reach within the Aiken community and beyond. The decision to create this website was driven by our desire to provide a platform for showcasing our productions, educational programs, and upcoming events to a wider audience.

Website Objective

The primary objective of our website is to serve as a comprehensive resource for theater enthusiasts, aspiring actors, community members, and potential sponsors. We aim to create a seamless and user-friendly experience, where individuals can easily access information about our performances, auditions, workshops, and volunteer opportunities.

Target Audience

Our website is tailored to cater to the interests and needs of a diverse audience. From theater enthusiasts seeking information about our upcoming productions, to novice actors hoping to find auditions, and community members looking to support our theater company, we extend a warm welcome to all visitors.

Unique Value

What sets our website apart is the collective expertise and passion of our team members. Our team consists of experienced and highly skilled editors who meticulously curate content, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information. The Aiken Community Playhouse website is not just a repository of details, but a constantly evolving hub of inspiration for theater enthusiasts. We also provide a platform for community members to engage with our mission and share their experiences, creating a space that reflects the essence of our vibrant and inclusive theater community.

As we continue to grow, evolve, and pioneer new ways to entertain and inspire, we invite you to explore our website, connect with our community, and join us on this extraordinary artistic journey. Together, let’s celebrate the power of theater!

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