Remembering the Past. Re-Imagining the Future.

Our History

Since 1949, the Brown County Playhouse has served as a hub of entertainment for its patrons, offering a variety of shows, musicals, movies, and more. In fact, the Playhouse was the first summer stock theater to open in Indiana after World War II.
Built on a partnership between a resident and nearby Indiana University’s theater director, the Brown County Playhouse’s past is rooted in developing young performers, tapping into the local talent, and fostering an appreciation for the arts in the surrounding communities.
The Playhouse’s partnership with IU has continued for many years as the theater has grown into a well-known, well-respected venue enjoyed by individuals of all ages. Today, the theater is owned and operated by Brown County Playhouse Management, Inc.

Entertaining Brown County since 1949

The Historic Brown County Playhouse strives to offer diverse, authentic, and innovative entertainment year-round to residents and tourists alike. The 425-seat theater also serves as a partner and contributor to the local economy.
With its unique history and beloved character, the Brown County Playhouse is more than just an entertainment venue, it’s a cultural and community icon.

Meet our people

Our Staff

Warren Sargent

Production Manager Technical Director


Dania Hunter

Lighting Designer


Amy Imming

Bar Manager


Kathy Mcdonald

Office Manager


Our Board of Directors

Patty Frensemeier

President


Larry Hanson

Vice President


Lisa Hall


Kenan Rainwater


Chuck Wills

Treasurer


Mark Stolle


Mary Ann Soll


Bob Kirlin

Emeritus Board Member


Kathy Anderson

Emeritus Board Member


Linda McQueary

Emeritus Board Member


Doug Harden

Emeritus Board Member


Pam Gould

Emeritus Board Member


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