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Why Become a Member?

Becoming a member in Town & Gown is the best way for you to become more involved in the theatre; to support it in a more personal manner than simply buying tickets.



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What is membership?

Becoming a member of the Town & Gown Players is a way for you to become more involved in the theatre, to support it in a more personal manner than simply buying tickets. Players get a say in how the theater is run, what shows are produced, and so forth. Only members can direct shows, and only members can elect the Board of Directors who do the day-to-day operation of the theatre and change the bylaws that govern the theatre. Members also get a special perq: if you are in the cast or crew of a show or work on the set, props, etc you receive a complimentary ticket voucher to use for any show that season or to pass along to friends or family.

Membership does cost, but at only $20 per calendar year, it's a great deal.

You can become a member by:

  • Leaving a check or money order for $20 (along with your name and contact information) in the Membership Chair slot in the Box Office at the theater. 

  • Sending a check or money order for $20 (along with your name and contact information) to Membership Committee, Town & Gown Players, P.O. Box 565, Athens 30603

  • Paying online. To do that, click the "Sign Up Now" button to the right. You will be directed to PayPal, where you can pay by Credit Card (or checking account, if you're already a verified PayPal member).

Thank you for supporting Town & Gown in this most fundamental and important manner: by becoming a member!

For more information on membership, send an e-mail to membership@townandgownplayers.org or call (706) 548-3854.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I purchase tickets?

Mainstage tickets go on sale two weeks before the production opens. (Season Ticket holders get access one full week earlier.) You can buy tickets via the website, by calling 706-208-TOWN, or in person one hour before the performance.

Second Stage tickets are available only at our box office on the day of each show. The box office opens one hour prior to curtain.

For more information, email house@townandgownplayers.org.

Where can I park?

​Parking is available in the Town & Gown parking lot to the side of the theater. Overflow parking is available along adjacent residential streets. Please refrain from parking in the Taylor-Grady House parking lot.

How can I get involved at Town & Gown?

Town & Gown is an entirely volunteer organization, so there are many ways to get involved. For a detailed breakdown of Town & Gown’s volunteer postions, please see our Volunteer page.

I know a play that would be perfect for Town & Gown! How can I suggest it for an upcoming season?

The Town & Gown Players are always accepting play suggestions. If you have a play you would like us to consider, please e-mail your suggestion to vicepresident@townandgownplayers.org with “Play Suggestion” in the title.

What do I need to prepare for auditions?

Audition needs vary depending on the needs of the production, and can include prepared musical pieces, monologues, or cold readings. Please see each show’s audition announcement for more detailed information.

How do I audition for a show?

Auditions for Mainstage productions are listed on our calendar. These auditions are always open to the public regardless of experience level. Please see each show’s audition announcement for more detailed information. 

How can I donate to Town & Gown?

Town & Gown loves all of our supporters and we have special ways of recognizing and thanking them. Please see our Donors page for more information. 

What is Mainstage?

Town & Gown’s Mainstage series includes the majority of our shows. These are our largest-scale and longest-running productions. We currently present six Mainstage titles per season, with each title having seven performances. For more information, please visit our Season page.

What is Second Stage?

Town & Gown’s Second Stage Series is an exciting opportunity for smaller or more experimental productions. These shows often feature new or local playwrights and properties, and are performed in the same space as our Mainstage shows. For more information, email secondstage@townandgownplayers.org.

How can I direct a show at Town & Gown?

There are two ways to get involved as a director at Town & Gown. If you’re interested in learning the qualifications for directing a Mainstage production, contact the Vice President at vicepresident@townandgownplayers.org. If you’re interested in a Second Stage production, contact the Second Stage chair at secondstage@townandgownplayers.org.  

Who builds the sets?

We do, and we welcome your help! With the exception of performance weekends, Saturdays and Sundays are almost always used for set construction. Set calls typically run from 10:00a.m. until 4:00p.m. on Saturdays, and noon until 4:00p.m. on Sundays. All skill sets are welcome, and construction experience is appreciated but not at all required. For more information, contact vicepresident@townandgownplayers.org.